Just 12 days ago, I was writing about the hot weather over us and how many 90-degree days we have logged this summer. Then on the first day of fall, the curtain abruptly lowered on summer. What a dramatic change.
Well, did you like the rain? I heard no complaints from anyone. And if there were, nothing we could do about it anyway. Rainfall amounts varied widely with 2 inches at some coastal locations and one-half to an inch locally. My rainfall for the month as of 5 p.m. Wednesday was 53-hundredths of an inch. I missed some of the heavier downpours late Tuesday.
By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press
September 22, 2014 5:35 p.m.
A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2014 9:38 a.m.
Firefighters battling the massive King fire in Northern California took advantage of favorable weather conditions this past weekend to make some progress against the blaze, with containment increasing to 17 percent overnight Sunday, officials reported.
We logged yet another 90 degree high temperature Saturday into the record books. As of 5 p.m., the high was 94 degrees in Vancouver, the fourth one this month and the warmest since September 5, when it was 95 degrees.
By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press
September 18, 2014 10:29 p.m.
PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.
Ready for 90 degrees once again? Yep, we could do that easily over the weekend with easterly winds in the forecast. We already have logged in about 20 days with highs of 90 degrees or better this summer.