Weather has been a lifelong passion for me; while my husband and 4 kids all in college and beyond, one now married, have patiently gone along with me!
By: PugetSoundPost , 3:12 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Another Rainy Morning
I don't have much time this morning, so will zip along. It is gloomy outside, drizzly rain, low ceiling, taking up where June left off. Still really waiting for summer here. It has warmed up but it still rains often, threatens rain, or looks like rain is never too far away. The humidity has been high lately, with so many clouds.
Two months to go from today for the wedding. And life has taken a few turns. The past two weeks have found me mostly tending to my sweet mother, who has been ill with aspiration pneumonia, spent a week in the hospital, and now is in a nursing facility for recovery and rehab. I am her manager for it all. Could be a long road with this for her. This is re-visiting past history (although the situation back then was decidedly worse, but this one is not easy either) and so several more plates are now spinning in the air. Whoo-hoo!
Average High: 71
Average Low: 49
Highest Temperature: 84 (6/28)
Lowest Temperature: 44 (6/15)
Lowest High Temperature: 57 (6/4)
Days of 80+ temperature: 2
Wettest Day: June 5 (1.02" rain)
Days of Measurable Precip: 18
Total Rain for June: 4.00"
Note: The average temps are within a degree each of June 2011, but what a difference in rainfall! Last June saw only 1.68", which I think is closer to norm.
Sunrise: 5:15 AM --- Sunset: 9:10 PM
(tomorrow is 56 seconds shorter)
June 22, 11:40 PM
Rainy Wet Day!
By late morning today the rain set in. It has been dark and dreary all day, and quite wet to boot. Our high was only 59 and so far we have .72" of rain, with more coming into the overnight.
June 20, 8:10 AM
The sun is shining this morning, heralding the beginning of summer! So nice to see and so appropriate. It hasn't always been so, lately.
The last few or several days have been pretty dreary overall. Lots of clouds, cooler than normal, either threatening rain or actually dropping the 2.41" of rain we have had so far in June. Pretty much no resemblance to "summer" has been found. So, it is quite fitting that we start the season actually looking like summer. But it will only last a couple of days. Summer isn't here to stay. By Friday we will revert to our former selves - 60's, clouds, and rain.
Nice accomplishments have been reached in our household over the weeks of June, completing last night. To add to our college grad earlier this month, yesterday my husband and I reached our 30th wedding anniversary on the same day as our youngest child gradutated from high school!! It was a very nice event and we were very happy for her and all the fine achievements she has accrued over all of her years in school. It was a very busy few days with numerous activities and plans, but now we are finished with our 18 years of public school, and three years of private preschool before that. It was a nice run. All four kids did quite well and our experiences have been good, but it is time now for all of us to move further on and into new directions. The next stop for my daughter is the University of Washington in the fall, while the other three kids look for post-college opportunities, continue with college, or also get married and still continue with college. University is where my main focus has been for some time, and now it will be my complete focus once fall rolls around.
But, for now, we will move into summer and hopefully it will truly arrive soon, and the wedding bells are getting a bit louder in the distance, calling us to greater action. Now to get the wedding daughter a bit freer with her time! Working two jobs that are all over the clock makes us get creative with when she can be available and move forward!
Sunrise: 5:10 AM --- Sunset: 9:10 PM (PDT)
(tomorrow will be 2 seconds shorter)
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