It’s been a pretty hot spring… obvious to all. As of this writing (June 20), we’ve had 19 ninety degree or higher days this year. That smashes last years total of seven up to the same date.
Heat waves, and subsequent dry spells, seem to go hand in hand, despite the tendency for hot air to spew afternoon thunderstorms. Oftentimes, really hot air does just the opposite. It sucks the moisture out of the ground at such a rate, that there is little left over to evaporate, and dryness begets even more dryness.
So, does this mean we’re in for a long, hot, dry summer? Perhaps, but not necessarily. Patterns have a way of changing at just the moment when the weather extreme of the week or month commands news headlines.
I always say that Nature has an uncanny way of balancing things out. You just have to wait sometimes.