Has it happened to you or your family?
It was our annual Central Oregon summer trip and we were swimming in the pool with blue skies overhead. That’s when our 5 year old said, “Daddy, when do we go home to Oregon?” I said, “We’re in Oregon. Where do you think we are?”
“We’re in California because it’s so sunny and hot and we are in the pool.”
I laughed out loud and told him I could see his point! A case of weather confusion, as in, there’s no way this is Oregon!
I pointed to the mountains (the Cascades) in the distance and told him that’s usually the dividing line between rainy or cloudy and warm and sunny.
And that lots of times the mountains stop those clouds and cool ocean air. Which is why at 2pm on Sunday July 22, 2012 it was 66 in Portland (and cloudy) and 86 in Redmond, Oregon, a bit north of Bend.
This is how the Satellite picture looked at the time. The white? Clouds blanketing western Oregon & western Washington. The black and kind of grayish areas? Where it is clear and the sun’s shining bright.
This is where I say…weather confusion…it can be a beautiful thing. And I hope it happens to you this summer!