It’s official. It was a record-breaking day on Saturday.
The high temperature in Green Bay was 52, setting a record for the lowest high temperature for June 6. The previous record had been set in 1943. Records fell in other parts of the state, as well. Where I live, the record that fell had been set in 1935.
Again, yesterday it only reached 51 degrees for the second day in a row. Today’s predicted high is 53. More records could fall. The average low for this time of year is 52 degrees.
This sucks. It’s bad enough that it’s been cold, but it’s been raining like crazy. Concern is starting to set in regarding the garden. Our soil is a little more dense than average, which means it doesn’t drain real fast. That usually works to our advantage, as we can weather some long dry periods pretty well. The downside is stretches like this, where it’s cool and rainy for extended periods of time. Once the plants are established it’s not as big a deal, but it’s a critical moment with the seeds just now sprouting.
So, in light of all this, our esteemed governor has a message for us: “The governor has proclaimed Thursday as “heat awareness day” in a campaign to remind people of the dangers of extreme heat and educate citizens how to take protective measures.”