Skip to comments.Temperatures continue well below average in Southern California
Posted on 08/10/2010 7:19:11 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said
That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer, but it's still too early to say, according to weather experts. The Los Angeles area, in fact, has had below-normal temperatures every month since April.
On Monday forecasters were monitoring a high-pressure system developing to the north that could swing over Southern California by Sunday and heat things into the mid-90s in some inland areas, she said.
"Some would like to blame it on La Ni a, but that La Ni a is a long ways away," Patzert said.
He attributed the cooler temps to a series of low-pressure systems off the Southern California coast this summer - except for one above-normal week in early July - and the "Catalina eddy effect" that pushes low coastal clouds farther inland and keeps temperatures cooler everywhere except in the mountains and deserts.
"The benefits are that gardeners are much more comfortable and are really enjoying being out there," she said. "I'm loving it. My productivity is going way up."
But some plants could be affected by the cold nights and cooler mornings, Morganelli said. Citing only what she's seen happening this summer at the Arboretum, where overnight lows have dipped into the mid-50s, Morganelli said she's noticed more yellow in the leaves of some flowering plants, particularly roses.
"The fruits and vegetables, the tomatoes and a lot of the citrus and things like raspberries are not ripening up because it's not getting hot long enough," she said, adding that some fruit could taste less sweet because less sun means less sugar content.
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Yea, it’s only been upper 90’s here in the Central Valley. Prolly gonna have to break my coat out today, as it may only reach 96.
Didn’t Al Gore buy a house in SoCal?
“Didnt Al Gore buy a house in SoCal?”
Mansion...in Montecito, near Oprah .. I hope Tipper got it ... and she’s freezing her ass off ... he’s in a swinging bachelor pad in San Francisco, with hot and cold running masseuses ... I hope he’s freezing his little willie off ...
no he would have heated everything up, the old bag of hot air he is.
marine layer here very pleasant. has not been esp cold, just really nice 80’s in the afternoon
there's a record of 140 year highs in Russiain other news...records lows in Chile Argentina, Brazil, Uraguay, Bolivia
I have yet to take the comforter off the bed here on Mission Bay in San Diego.
Add this to the massive Bolivian fish kill due to extreme cold, and it may be a pretty cold winter. Time to start chopping wood...
hes in a swinging bachelor pad in San Francisco,
Hummmmmmm. Sounds interesting.
Wait until the September heat waves. Then you can forget all about how cool it was.
Hahahahahaha ... sex poodle will stay with him a long long time ... great post ... thanks, I needed laugh.
You’re welcome! I thought it was hilarious too. I really did LOL the first time I saw it.
Yeah, and I am loving it! Normally we are sweltering by this time of year.
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