Record cool summer in Ohio
The dog days of summer have yet to arrive here in Ohio; there was an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer this morning that though Cleveland did not set a record for the coolest summer, other parts of the state and upper Midwest did set records for lack of summer. Despite setting no record the average temperature in Cleveland for July was 69F (21.5C). Valerie is calling this the “Not winter season”.
I have enjoyed the cool weather but between the outdoor temperatures and frigid temperatures inside businesses I have had little use for shorts this summer. During our three summers in Italy we experienced hot and humid Julys where most of the month included minimal precipitation. The heat in the city would build as the month progressed and we were always looking for places in the mountains to make trips to for cooler temperatures. The heat and humidity was a combination we had to adjust to after 20 years of the high desert of New Mexico.
The forecast here for August is for closer to normal temperatures…we’ll see how that plays out as the final stages of summer progress.