Chen wrote:They state right before that beachgoer’s were enjoying and 80 F day while the mussels were much hotter in their beds. Presumably that temperature delta (between beach and bed) is going to be fairly consistent. Hence me asking if the 80 F was abnormal. Offhand it seems like reasonable temp for late June in California. It was that hot here in Montreal last weekend.
Central and Northern California Coasts are traditionally C-O-L-D !
It has been famously said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a Summer in San Francisco."
That was true in my lifetime.
That is Not true, anymore.
We shivered and fought for blankets while watching Fourth of July FireWorks.
The water was cold we Never went swimming in Ocean water.
The water was so cold our feet became numb when wading.
We went wading to feel the cold sand between our toes and to look at Bivalves, Starfish, Octopus and little Shrimpies.
Eighty Degrees Fahrenheit was bloody well unheard of! Today that is considered 'Normal', I guess. We adapt.
Another very localized extreme weather event, this time in Guadalajara, Mexico:Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Guadalajara
Apparently the ground was hot enough that the lower levels of that huge quantity of fallen hail melted quickly, causing a flash flood that carried the top layers of fallen hail down the streets, forcefully enough to carry cars. Unbelievable.
I, kind'a, get it.
There are mountains in the visual distance there.
Thunderstorms can form over the mountains.
Global Heatwaves, Wacky Out of Balance Flooding Events and Human Population Displacement are no longer 'forecasts'.
Those things are Here! And! Now! https://www.bbc.com/news/world-48785055AHH!!
It's too late!
We are Doomed!(sniff-sniff...)
Hold my hand....
Hold everyone's hand...
What else can we do?
Bite the hand that can't feed itself?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.