Enough Is Enough… We Need Heat!

I know what “May Grey” is and I certainly understand “June Gloom” but what do we call it in July???  Is is the 8th of July and we had to wait until 5PM to see blue sky!  It was 66 degrees yesterday at 11:45 when we stepped onto the first Tee!  Cooler ocean temperatures, associated with La Niña, usually foretell a more gray period. June Gloom has been reported by some Californians to bring on symptoms consistent with seasonal affective disorder.

Early mornings during this period are typically foggy, with an occasional drizzle. The fog turns to low clouds by late morning and early afternoon. Finally, by afternoon, solar heating is sufficient to evaporate the clouds. Often the overcast will evaporate (“burn off”) quickly in inland areas, but will linger almost all day along the coast.

In foreground to the right is San Clemente, Orange County. The thick cloud mass in the centre is covering coastal parts of Camp Pendleton area. Camp Pendleton air strip is the white streak at the left margin in the middle. The coast emerging from the clouds and running into background is Oceanside, San Diego County.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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