Shopper’s Reply: “No, it’s okay, it’s not July 5th yet, ha-ha”
Checker: “Ha-ha-ha, that’s what they say…July 5th is when Portland’s summer starts, ha-ha.”
We all joke about it. We laugh about it. But it turns out this weather joke is actually true.
While looking up some other facts that Meteorologist Matt Brode and I needed to find, I ran across this about July 2012:
Average High – Portland – July 1st-4th: 71 degrees
Average High – Portland – July 5th to 11th: 84 degrees!
As I said during my weather segment, it’s like someone flipped a switch. And finally, summer’s here. All joking aside!