Where did summer go?

After the driest May on record since 1925, we’ve had a very wet June. There’s been flood watches and advisories off and on the past few weeks. We get a nice day and things start to dry out, then more rain comes. First, we don’t have enough water, now there’s too much.

It’s been cool too. It never got above 60 this weekend. I actually had to turn on the furnace in our house Saturday afternoon. We went to our friend’s house Saturday evening for a marshmallow roast. Everyone was glad for the heat the little fire gave off. It was very foggy this morning with just 50 degrees. I made the kids oatmeal for breakfast and we wore our jackets when we went for our walk. It’s seemed more like the end of August than June recently.

My poor garden. First it was hot and dry. Now it’s cool and wet. No happy medium. We need a few warm, dry days then some wet ones but all we seem to get is one or the other. I did manage to get it weeded Saturday afternoon.

This is the second cool, wet summer. Last summer started hot and dry then turned cool and rainy in June too. After several below normal snowfall winters, this last winter had almost the normal amount. Are we starting a changing weather pattern again?


3 Responses

  1. Well,

    I don’t know about you, but I rather have it on the cooler side than warmer…here in Texas it’s HOT!

    So hot that my plants are dying inside my house even though my A/C is on…although that may be more indicative of my plant tending skills than anything else.

    But anyway, it really hot down here and I’m really ready for it to cool off.

  2. Cool summer here in Indiana. We had a very wet, cool, spring and the summer heat finally arrived the last full week of June only to last for four days, the temps were in the 90’s and humidity high, but it all changed since Saturday and things have cooled off significantly. Yesterday was overcast and we barely went above 60 for a high temp – and the past several nights the lows have been in the low to mid 50’s range.
    It has seemed more like fall than summer – the plants that like it hot and steamy are definitely growing slower but seem to be struggling along.

  3. Martine,
    The sun came out Tuesday evening. Yesterday was wonderful and warm. Today is shaping up to be a repeat. Hopefully it will dry things out but not get too dry again for forest fires. More rain would be nice after a few more days of sunshine.

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