Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday SoCal Weather--Hot, Damn Hot!

Hot, dry and windy. That’s what has been predicted by local TV weather forecasters for most of the last week here in Southern California. Kind of like this blurb from the trailer of the movie “Good Morning VietNam”

And yep, they were right. About an hour ago what had been a typical morning—marine layer burning off about 9 a.m., sunny and nice, changed in about 5 minutes. First I noticed the vertical blinds starting to move in a breeze and then I went out on the balcony. It was like any humidity had been sucked out of the air and the breeze was bone-dry. Dry and hot.

My wife has a term for it. The absolute perfect term. The “correct term” is Santa Ana wind. It’s what makes for such dangerous wildfire conditions this time of year. But she has a better term. Check this short video out for a clue:

Yep, her term for it is “cornflake boogers”. And that’s what happens. Great, big, flat, dry boogers that act like a lid on your nostrils. OK, now we’re into TMI (Too Much Information).

Suffice it to say, it’s going to be like this for the next couple of days. Our apartment isn’t air conditioned but we’ve got fans. And for us, this is the hottest time of the year. It could be worse, I guess. I can remember the misery of 95 degree days with 95% humidity in August in Iowa in a non-air conditioned house.

So, last but not least is this video which is one of my all-time favorite mid-60’s “British Invasion” songs about summer:

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