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Bill Roper's Journal
Wind Chill? 
27th-May-2008 03:40 pm
Yesterday, the temperature headed up into the 80s with humidity high enough that I flipped on the air conditioning for the first time this year so the house would be vaguely comfortable.

Today, the announcers on the radio are talking about a wind chill reading of 38 degrees. Ack! And all I brought to work was my windbreaker which I discovered wasn't breaking nearly enough wind on my way into the office.

I walked to lunch anyway.

It's supposed to be summer.

More or less.
27th-May-2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Whole lotta sympathy, m'friend. We've got a frickin' frost advisory for tonight. I'm just glad I haven't put away the down comforter, y'know?
27th-May-2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, so much for the plants I stuck in the ground a week ago. I think we must be on the leading edge in the fight against global warming. :-)
27th-May-2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
My husband reports he saw *snowflakes* this morning taking the kids to the school bus. Right there with all y'all. Brrr.
27th-May-2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
I'm still going to leave my bedroom window open just a bit ...

OK, I may be a bit of a mutant ...
27th-May-2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Apparently I'm the only one who's lovin' this. We're having an actual *spring* for the first time in a decade or more! My tulips lasted about three weeks instead of three days, and (despite being sorely tempted by the 80s yesterday) I've gone over a month and a half without using either the heat or the AC.
27th-May-2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm sort of the opinion that it's been too cold around here to be characterized as "spring". Or maybe it's just a very extended "beginning of spring" when I'd like to see a bit of the "middle of spring" or "end of spring". :)
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27th-May-2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's ok. I slipped that phrase into the post quite intentionally... :)
27th-May-2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I thought it wasn't supposed to be summer for another four weeks.
27th-May-2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
It depends on how you figure it. Meteorological summer is apparently from June to August. And many people reckon Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer, so I figure that I've got a place to stand when making the comment. :)

"Hey, ground! Stop moving!"
27th-May-2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
I can go for Memorial Day as the start of summer. So, that means we've got 3 more days...
28th-May-2008 12:01 am (UTC)
I always heard that "Last Frost" was May 30, and "Last Freeze" was May 15. This was in SE MI (Z 5), where there's a frost warning for May 27. It's not that unusual -- there were years when we lost the middle of the strawberries, as the second flush of blossoms was adversely affected by the Last Frost.
28th-May-2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Same weather here; I'm just hoping that there's not repeat of last year's late freeze that took out the apple crop locally. And I'm just as happy that I haven't gotten stuff actually planted in the garden, yet (that'll get done in the next few days, once it warms up a bit).
28th-May-2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
You can blame Husband.

See, we went to the new house to decide on paint colors for the basement walls. The geothermal system has been turned on, so the house is kept a comfortable temperature regardless of what it is outside. So when we stepped over the threshold, the relief from coming out of the heat was worthy of comment. Which I did.

So, being the Love he is, he put in the window air conditioners in Havoc House. Both of them. Usually, the first one doesn't go up until sometime in July, when he gets tired of my comments-turned-gripes. The second one doesn't go up until August, when the gripes turn to downright bitching.

Obviously, the double whammy of 2 timely-mounted air conditioners was more than the incipient summer could handle.

Still, so far it looks better than last year, when 3 separate outbreaks of and retreats from spring ruined every crop in Michigan.

[quickly knocks on wood desk.]
28th-May-2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
No, blame my daughter, Briana. She complained about the heat and the temp dropped to 34 actual, not wind chill.
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