Looks like summer is finally over in Prescott, Az
On June 26, 1990 it was 122 degrees in Phoenix Az. I lived there at that time, I remember getting of work in the late afternoon and thinking “It seems even more freakin’ hot than usual”. When I watched the news that evening I found out I was more than correct. They even closed the airport due to heat that day.
My worst Phoenix summer weather experience was in August of 1997, when a “microburst” from a monsoon thunderstorm tore the roof off my house. I was home alone with my black lab Chelsea. The sky turned bluish black, electric power failed (a regular thing in monsoon season), torrential rain fell. Then I heard a howling angry wind like a freight train. The windows rattled, the house started to shake. Tornado? I had never been in one before. Chelsea and I ran into the office in a small downstairs bedroom where the big gun safe was. I sat with my back to it and held the dog, thinking if the house collapsed that big safe should provide some protection from falling debris. We heard a sound like velcro being separated, and then the roof peeled off the house, hung in mid-air for a moment, and then it landed in the street in front of the house and shattered. Shingles, chunks of wood, insulation flew off into another zip code. Scared the you-know-what out of me. I got wet, but not injured. It was then that I seriously started considering relocating out of that area.
I don’t miss Phoenix at all.
The official start of Summer 2014 is Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 6:51 a.m. EDT which is 3:51 MST where I live.
Of course summer really starts on Memorial Day weekend. Our weather has been pretty nice in Prescott cool nights, mornings and evenings. Hot mid-day, 92 as I type this at 2:30 on Friday (I set the post to appear on the blog at the time of the summer solstice). The humidity as been between low and nonexistent, so the evaporative cooler has been keeping the house comfortable during the day at much less cost than using the air conditioner.