Pretty Great Year-round But HOT in Summer
I've read a lot of news articles and such explaining that many people are migrating to my home town because of the climate. Lately, people are (understandably) tired of dealing with fires, earthquakes, water pipe-cracking cold, snow, and the like. So, they move here where it almost never snows (even if it does, it's a light, wispy slush that melts almost as soon as the sun rises).
However, when the season turns hot, it turns REALLY hot here. And, probably sooner than most other places. For example, it's 102.2 degrees F right now. The National Weather Service has issued an "Excessive Heat Warning". My air conditioner has not stopped running almost all day. My last electricity bill was over $200 (the next one will probably be $300+). And, it's forecasted to be near 110 degrees F by Tuesday. Ick!
I've lived here nearly 37 years and every summer is the same - except for a few "monsoon" showers in July and August, it's oppressively, beat-you-into-the-ground HOT. Read More