Has the weather improved in your neck of the woods?

@TheHorse (204887)
Walnut Creek, California
August 13, 2017 10:56am CST
About 10 days ago, it seemed that everyone, even in Europe, was experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees F (about 39 C, I think). It was certainly the case here in Northern California. Te good thing for me was that it drove me to the pool, and made me remember how much I enjoy swimming. It's relaxing, it's good for my lower back pain, and it allows me to work on my incredibly sexy savage tan. Happily, things have cooled off over the past week. Our lows have been in the sleepable upper 50s, and our highs have been in the manageable lower 80s. I've been able to play softball this weekend without being drenched in sweat. How is the weather where you are? Have things cooled down a bit? My only complaint: I wish we could get some rain ahead of the October fire season.
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@Kandae11 (53678)
13 Aug 17
Here in the Caribbean I can't feel comfortable about the weather until the threat of a hurricane is over for this year. Which won't be until November.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
Interesting. Is the weather still warm in November and December? I assume so.
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@tzwrites (4835)
• Romania
14 Aug 17
That's pretty concerning. Much more serious than heat or rain.
@Kandae11 (53678)
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse We are in closer proximity to North America than the other islands - so, in December we get what the residents call "Christmas breeze". I recall one December/January when I was forced to sleep with socks, added sleepwear and a coverlet.
@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Aug 17
So far no rain and the sun is out but that usually changes around 2 pm, a couple hours from now since I am in the central time zone. Our days recently have been around 90 and then raining and down to 70`s and staying through the night. As for my sexy summer tan...... non existent. I am pale as a corpse because of all this rain!
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug 17
That weather sounds nice, though! I would love some afternoon/evening showers.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Aug 17
@TheHorse Last year it was a severe drought here over 100 day without rain and that is far from normal. This year is the opposite, rain almost everyday and that is far from normal.
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@rebelann (111026)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Aug 17
It was really hot here in June. It's not usually as hot as parts of AZ but it gets close plus it was dry with humidity factors below 10%, that makes the heat easier to handle. July and now August have been totally strange, there've only been a few days that it got to 100 or 101 plus the humidity has been over 30% many times, that's what drives me nuts. It would have been so nice in July if the humidity had been lower. I'm not used to humidity that high.
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@rebelann (111026)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Aug 17
It usually is @TheHorse even 20% humidity is too much for me but lately we've been over 40% more often than not.
@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
That's what they day. I think of El Paso as dry...dry heat...
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@akalinus (40396)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse I lived in the Southwest, been to El Paso many times. It is a different kind of heat there.
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@Hate2Iron (15730)
• Canada
13 Aug 17
Looks as if we are in for a hot day too. Our lawn is beginning to look like your photo up there!!
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug 17
Yep, that was taken earlier in the Summer a couple of years ago. It's even drier here now.
@LadyDuck (456975)
• Switzerland
13 Aug 17
100 F = to 37.7 Celsius, you were close enough. We also went from 100 F to 52 F in two days. Now it's sunny and not at all hot, I like this weather more.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug 17
Funny that your weather in Switzerland is paralleling our weather in Northern California. From unseasonably hot to moderate and pleasant Do you even get rain in the Summer? I wish we did.
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@LadyDuck (456975)
• Switzerland
13 Aug 17
@TheHorse We got rain for three days in a row, a lot of rain and unfortunately also hail. I think I got a summer cold, I am sneezing since this morning and I have a runny nose.
@Courtlynn (66922)
• United States
13 Aug 17
Wasnt even 90° here 10days ago. Lol
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
We had a softball tournament yesterday and the temps were in the 70s.
@Courtlynn (66922)
• United States
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse its been 60s to 70s for weeks here. Even 50s late night early morning.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
@Courtlynn That sounds pretty pleasant. Its almost 10 AM and feels like about 65 degrees F here. I should check.
@celticeagle (158398)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug 17
It was very pleasant last night so I got a good night's rest. We are supposed to have a few days of lower temps so that will be nice.
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@celticeagle (158398)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse .....Yes, seems as though several are getting some relief from the heat. Nice.
@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
Your weather patterns and ours seem to be similar.
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• Valdosta, Georgia
13 Aug 17
I wish things cooled off here but sadly they have not! Its 96 degrees here today. Can't wait for the cooler weather.
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• United States
13 Aug 17
Yes it has. It is lovely and cool in the nights and the mornings now. It is around 85 avg in the daytime.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
That's what we're experiencing here in Northern California right now.
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@BelleStarr (61047)
• United States
14 Aug 17
Very similar except we have humility but hasn't been too hot.
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@BelleStarr (61047)
• United States
15 Aug 17
@TheHorse We are very humid here in CT everywhere except right along the shore line, it has been ugly.
@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
I don't remember minding the humidity that much in the Midwest (or East Coast). But in Florida (when we visited), you were wet all the time.
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• Japan
14 Aug 17
Hi Horse! Long time no see! (my absence) It was super hot here for about a week, but now it is lovely rainy weather, and has cooled down. I will not say "lovely" about rain once school starts, because kids need their recess. But for now, I'm enjoying it.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
Do you let them play in the ran? We do at the preschool. But everyone has a change of clothes.
@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Aug 17
It has cooled off here in Southern California and dipping under 90. It has been a mild summer with no extended heat waves and 100 plus days.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug 17
I wonder if we'll be above average for the whole Summer. Or if that heatwave was just real striking.
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@thelme55 (76433)
• Germany
13 Aug 17
No, we don't have a heat wave in our part of Germany. It feels like an Autumn here although it is still summer.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Aug 17
That sound very pleasant!
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@thelme55 (76433)
• Germany
15 Aug 17
@TheHorse it is but I need the sunshine
@dramagirl26 (3259)
• Ringgold, Virginia
13 Aug 17
We still have temps in the 80s and there are days when the humidity gets up, but aside from that I'd say it's starting to cool off. Plus, we've been having some rain here lately to help cool off.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 17
I heard on the news today that it never broke 80 today in the Bay Area! My kid client and I played football catch, and it was very pleasant.
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• Ringgold, Virginia
15 Aug 17
@TheHorse It was great that you were able to get out and play catch.
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Aug 17
Here i n southern Cal i fo ria we need rain really bad'last y ear fall our forest had a horrblefire seasonot coud be ed ven'rose 'if we do not get some rain
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 17
Same here. I hope California doesn't just burn up come October.
• Australia
14 Aug 17
Here in Australia we have the opposite season of course. It's still winter here but today was 18C and it was the first time I was able to go out wearing shorts, tshirt and flip flops for several months. I was getting a little cool by the time I got home from walking to the shops though. Every year, I get a childlike delight out of those first few days when I get to shed the winter woolies and go out with my skin uncovered. Woohoo... Spring is on the way!
• Australia
15 Aug 17
@TheHorse It has to be at least 16C/61F for me to shed the winter woolies. Though I'll admit, as a middle aged lady I feel the cold less than I used to.
@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
Here in California, our Winters aren't very Wintry (except up in the mountains). I make it my goal to wear shorts at least a couple of times every month here.
@nanette64 (20364)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Aug 17
We've been in the mid to upper 90's for quite a while @TheHorse and it ain't lookin' any better.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 17
Well, Texas is its own Country.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
15 Aug 17
@nanette64 Heh. I actually lived there my first year of life. Was even baptized there.
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@nanette64 (20364)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Aug 17
@TheHorse You got that right. As the state saying goes, "Don't mess with Texas." LOL
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@DeborahDiane (39975)
• Laguna Woods, California
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse - The weather has improved here in So Cal, too. We went to the beach today and it was beautiful!
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
Oh, we haven't been to the beach in awhile! I feel a nice cool breeze again today.
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• Laguna Woods, California
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse - It is lovely here today, too. We are headed to the beach with our daughters and grandkids again in an hour. Looking forward to a nice family afternoon!
@teamfreak16 (43421)
• Denver, Colorado
14 Aug 17
Well, it didn't rain hardly at all today, as opposed to the last two weeks. We seem to be getting back to heat. Which is fine with me.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
I wouldn't mind another heat wave, as I want to get back to swimming. I actually swam yesterday after our softball tourney before going to a party, even though it was only 70 degrees or so.
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@teamfreak16 (43421)
• Denver, Colorado
14 Aug 17
@TheHorse - It's supposed to get to 79° today, but more afternoon rain.
@RubyHawk (99425)
• Atlanta, Georgia
14 Aug 17
I can't imagine weather in the 50s during August. that's unheard of in Georgia. This is usually our driest month of the year but this month it's rained almost every day. Hope your rain comes in before October.
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@TheHorse (204887)
• Walnut Creek, California
14 Aug 17
Thank you! It's only in the 50s here at night. Even when it's 100 here during the day, it can drop to the 60s at night.
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@RubyHawk (99425)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Aug 17
@TheHorse Our night time temp drops but not that much. we still need AC.