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19 July 2009 @ 11:33 pm
it's summer time in Sacramento  
At 11pm at night, it's 80 degrees outside. It was 105 today, and we've had highs over 100 for almost a week. They're saying we'll get a couple cool days (as in 95 degrees), and then it's back to heat for the foreseeable future.

Luckily, we're not as humid as places like Austin or Dallas both which are suffering with 100 degrees and regularly have 70-80% humidity. As I remember, when you walk outside it's like someone threw a warm wool blanket on top of you.

And, we're not as hot as places in the real desert that get up to 110-115 or so.

But still, wow. These are the days I wish I lived in Portland (highs of 85-90) or Santa Cruz (high of 75, oh the humanity!)

Incidentally if one is in Grass Valley, CA, one could go visit the Empire Gold Mine, a state park consisting of an old gold mine and the houses lived in by the owners (in 1900s). There's a small "living history style" tour of the house, and many informational displays about the mine, mining, and the miners' lives. I filled my head with many story tidbits about mining, life in 1905, and the Cornish miners. Cornish miners ... hmmm ... that just sounds rich with story.
Terri-Lynne DeFinobogwitch64 on July 20th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Not to make you weep with jealousy or anything, but it's 78 and breezy here in rural CT. (Are you weeping yet?)
jeffsoesbe: doctorevil badjeffsoesbe on July 21st, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
I know that one day there shall be revenge, when it's unholy hot in CT and humid! Then we people in the dry lands will laugh.

Or, when there's a dozen feet of snow and all the CTers are shoveling...

Terri-Lynne DeFinobogwitch64 on July 21st, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Now if the weather turns, I'm going to have to blame you and your hexing powers!
jeffsoesbe: patrick stewart smilejeffsoesbe on July 25th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
Oh, if only I had such power. I would be king of the world, in a temperate way with traces of clouds and a light breeze.
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jeffsoesbe: bald guy screamingjeffsoesbe on July 21st, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
I saw that! It's like half the country is in super-hot summer. My relatives and friends in Texas are getting clobbered by weeks of over 100, which in TX is absolutely miserable.

Portland near 100 is pretty brutal too. Sorry about that, but we had so much heat it had to go somewhere. Most of it comes from the state legislature as they shout and holler about the state budget, yet do nothing...