Hallelujah! The heat has finally subsided! After 56 consecutive days of no rain, we finally got a reprieve Saturday night, which not only cleared out the smoke laden air, but cooled the temperatures down to a reasonable level. I believe we also broke the record of 15 consecutive days of temperatures above 80. We might have just missed breaking that record, but who’s counting – it’s been dang hot!
Apparently this is a record-breaking year overall, because back in April we broke the rainfall record. So you know this mega hot dry spell was trying to even things out. Between October and April Seattle measured 44.7 inches of rain – the wettest such period since records began in 1895. Crazy, no?
We of course had record breaking rain last year, too (and the first year we moved back to the Seattle area from Pennsylvania, which had my hubby, who was born in Maryland and had never lived in this area ever, begin to second guess the decision to move back here…heh! I tried to reassure him that this was not normal, that growing up here we rarely ever had that kind of rain and subsequent long hot summer days, but I’m not sure he was buying it.
The saving grace, however, is that when it’s hot here, it’s not humid (usually – though a few days towards the end of this recent hot dry spell it was getting pretty humid) so he didn’t mind that part so much. The rain, on the other hand, he would happily do without. Though I reminded him that the rain in PA was just as bad – if not more so, because it would come down in mega buckets instead of a gentle rain.
Luckily he’s convinced we made the right decision moving here, back to my roots. How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods?
Now that we’ve covered the weather, how about some funnies? This photobomb was making the rounds on Facebook over the weekend, and it’s absolutely priceless:
This kitty meme cracked me up, too:
As did this sleep one:
And I’m just going to leave this right here for you…
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
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