In Southern California June Gloom usually gives away to July Fry, with normal highs around 98 degrees. We had a few days of that, but mid-July we had a return to downright foggy mornings, never burning off during the day and staying in the mid-70’s. Not that we’re complaining mind you, especially while we watch in horror the heat waves in the Midwest and Northeast.
To add to the last day of July’s weather weirdness, the remnants of Hurricane Dora off Baja Mexico made it’s way up here to bring the longest mid-summer showers we’ve had in years, complete with some good old-fashioned thunder. I know you easterners are snickering, but we usually won’t see a drop between the end of April to November. Again, it’s nice to wash the dust off the leaves and our cars, and it’s weird to walk outside in the rain and it be warmer than in the house (all our rains are winter storms). I would be scared of fireblight making a return, but next week promises to be back up in the high 90’s with low humidity, a death knell to fireblight bacteria. We’re fully confident our notorious heat will have it’s way with us by Halloween, the end of the 100-degree season.