“Weather for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.” – George Carlin
With consideration of the weather forecast given in the CV Weekly last week “… expected to remain the same – hot!” the above quotation is definitely a safe one with 100% accuracy. So, what’s up with this crazy weather?
To clarify, I don’t think weather can be crazy; after all, it is what it is: weather. Bill Patzert, JPL’s climatologist and oceanographer, may be correct in his prediction of a cooler than normal summer. So far, that seems to be the case with temperatures this week about 10 degrees below normal! There were even reports of drizzle and measurable rainfall by the NWS. These conditions are the result of a very deep marine layer along the west coast and extensive low clouds and fog. At this point, the only thing I can predict with 100% accuracy is a full moon on Saturday.
Maybe because of the warmer evenings of summer we are more drawn to the sight of a full moon. Since early man, this phase was given names based on the behavior of plants, animals and weather. Native American fishing tribes named August’s moon the sturgeon moon. This was the time to grab a spear and enjoy the catch!
Our weather is expected to remain relatively cool, with days in the 80s and nights in the upper 50s to low 60s. Some warming this weekend and then cool again next week.
Go out and enjoy!
Sue Kilpatrick is a Crescenta
Valley resident and Official Skywarn Spotter for the National Weather Service. Reach her at