Digital Diatribes

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Quick Follow-up to the June 6 Weather

Posted by The Diatribe Guy on June 8, 2009

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.”

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4 Responses to “Quick Follow-up to the June 6 Weather”

  1. Mike said

    8th June:- T shirts and suntan in Glasgow!

    I can’t remember such good weather at this time of year!

  2. The Diatribe Guy said

    Really? I would think that it wouldn’t be unusual to have nice weather in June there.

  3. Mike said

    Diatribe,

    I’ve lived in Glasgow 11 years and I have some bonsai tree and only about 3 or 4 times in those 11 years have we had a dry enough/hot enough spell that they needed watering. Remember Glasgow is as far north as Moscow and the Hudson bay, the “solar” temperature is very low, but the gulf stream/North Atlantic drift driven by the trade winds bring hot warm air, which is ready to drop masses of rain as soon as it hits the first hills in Scotland (where we live). It is often so dark in winter you need lights on in the middle of the day. And we don’t even get much snow in winter.

    So, to have even a few days of sunshine is a minor miracle!

    …. and just to make you laugh, I’m now wearing a jumper INSIDE, cause it’s turned pretty darn cold!

  4. The Diatribe Guy said

    Very interesting to hear about the differences in climate in different locales. That sounds similar to our Pacific Northwest, where it drizzles or rains for about 9 months of the year, and never gets too warm or too cold.

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