The funny little crosshatch pattern in the post picture is not a special effect. It is actually the screen in the open window of my upstairs office.
We have enjoyed two nights, July 15 & 16, when we were able to have the windows open. It looks like July 17 might follow suit and make it three nights in a row.
Being able to open windows at night is something of a treat here on the Crystal Coast in mid-July 2011. It has been a hotter than normal July here.
We have had some serious heat in the first part of July, and for a while it was combined with humidity and smoke.
That changed radically on Friday, July 15. An east wind seemed to bring us cooler air. Heat at night is the real enemy. If we can cool off at night, the water temperature stays more moderate. The east wind seemed to cool off the evenings.
Without some nighttime cooling, we start the day well behind the eight ball. You always know you are in trouble when the morning temperature is 80F or greater. read more »