This last summer was a hot one everywhere. Combined with a low snow pack this winter things were left very dry out there. In the Northwest, it seems as if summer is trying to stick around even longer. In the Willamette Valley we have only had a few days with any real rain this September and October.
This was the hottest summer ever recorded since the records began in 1880. The planet is starting to overheat. That’s the bottom line. There are no more ways to deny climate change anymore. The only ones who won’t admit that climate change is real, is the Fox News Network; who calls it “the hoax that costs us $4 Billion a day.” With summers that now seem to start in May and go into November, it’s pretty hard to deny that climate change is here to rapidly destroy our winters, especially on the West Coast.
September 2015 was also the hottest on record. Not only that, but it was the biggest leap from the previous record of hottest September ever.
The California drought was already making the news before the end of winter. Reports came in last Spring that California only had enough water for one more years supply. Will this years strong El Nino fix that? Some say yes, some say it will only cause massive flooding problems. With the way the drought is going in California, it seems easier to find water on Mars than it is in California.
If anything was an indication of an extremely hot summer this year, it is the amount of large fires that went off this year. Over 9,000,000 Acres across the West were burned by the wildfires this summer. Does that happen on a cool summer? Don’t think so!
With a hot summer like this, we can only hope for some nice cold days in the mountains this winter. If you’re still being bogged down by the unprecedented Fall heat, like we are today in the Northwest, use the below image to cool yourself down.
No need to break the 2015 record heat anytime soon! Pray for a wet, cold, miserable winter in 2015/2016!