Amazing Autumn Weather in Longbranch

We are having a beautiful day on the southern end of the Key Peninsula.
We are having a beautiful day on the southern end of the Key Peninsula.
The schooner "Adventuress" departs Longbranch under power as our weather opened up this weekend. Photo by Richard Hildahl
The schooner “Adventuress” departs Longbranch under power as our weather opened up this weekend. Photo by Richard Hildahl

This is amazing.

The thermometer is pushing 70 degrees and we are only a couple of weeks from Halloween.

I know I am not the only one thinking something odd is going on.

Weather super geek Cliff Mass makes a similar observation on his blog today: “I have been watching Northwest weather for a long time and I have never seen anything like what we have experienced during the last month.”

Mass is talking about the relative warm temperatures we have been experiencing in Western Washington.

Here is what he thinks is causing it:

“So our ridiculously warm temperatures this fall are being produced by an unusual combination of high pressure a year ago and low pressure this fall that is bringing up warm air from the south,” he said.

He agrees that there is something amazing going on.

Gardeners have to be noticing this phenomena as well, he added.

“Vegetable plants are not dying,” he said. “Tomatoes are still ripening.”

I’m cool with this warming trend.

The Hawks may have lost to the Rams, but we are enjoying the sunshine and the autumn air. Even the goofy golden doodle found a sunny spot on the deck to lounge.

Amazing, indeed.

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