‘No historic heat wave,’ but happy to take what we get

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A Coast Guard cutter cuts through a flat Drayton’s Passage past McNeil Island, powering south towards Olympia. The morning light served as a beautiful watercolor backdrop for the working boat.
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It was a calm and balmy morning along the Key Peninsula’s eastern shore.

Good morning Longbranch.

My lovely bride and I are both rooting for the sun to come out. Although it drizzled a bit early this morning, we are positively optimistic that the day will clear up as predicted.

“C’mon sun,” my lovely bride bellowed as clouds shrouded the sun’s glow.

It is a balmy 63 degrees outside at the moment. That is nothing to sneeze at. For us Pacific Northwestern-ers, that is practically tropical bliss.

So, if you’re wondering if we are indeed going to get the record highs that many media outlets — TV — keeps babbling about, here is the weather guru Cliff Mass’ take on the subject:

“This is NOT going to be an historic heat wave west of the Cascades…but we could well break a daily high temperature record on Monday.  So don’t expect the high 90s, with peaks about 100F, that we experienced in late July 2009.  And there is a chance of some major thunderstorms…but just a chance.”

Not to steal the weather report’s thunder, but I give you this day in history:

In 2007, Apple released its long anticipated iPhone to the delight of many. Lines formed outside Apple stores for days. The new gadget featured a touch-screen with no keyboard, wi-fi access, a camera and the ability to browse the internet.

I wonder how that gambit by Apple turned out?

Now you know.

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The sun was trying its best to come out this morning. We will still see temperatures in the 80s later today.

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