But outside of the last 48 hours, this has been a pretty nice July.
I’m calling it ‘Sussman’s believe it or not’ because when I was telling people at the office yesterday that it’s been a nice July so far only half of them believed me!
So I whipped up this graphic to spell out the facts.
But missing is something hot weather lovers like myself have really noticed: uh, hot weather! Typically, Portland sees it’s first 90 degree day of the year by mid-late June. Now here we are, mid-July, with no 90s in sight.
And if you look at the record books like I just did, you’ll see that all of the last five Julys had 2-4 days of 90 degree heat during the first two weeks. And then, there’s this year.
But I know not everyone is sad about this. Many of us prefer 70s and 80s anyway. If that’s you, this is your kind of July!