Weather in the Foothills

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’ I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

~ Maya Angelou

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This was graduation week for many schools in the Foothills. Although a little warm, the weather was picture perfect. With these events in mind, I could not resist the words and wisdom of Maya Angelou. Notice she even made mention of “a rainy day.”

No, I have not lost it! It’s probably too late, but please don’t look at last week’s Weather in the Foothills. I actually mentioned a chance of “possible drizzle” and that “cooler temperatures and fog” were expected. Quite the opposite occurred, as the temperature day-after-day reached 90 degrees. I’m not certain who said weather predicting is not a perfect science, but no truer statement exists! Considering all the contributing factors and variables, it is truly amazing that most of the time weather forecasts are generally correct. Hopefully, this will hold true for  2014-15. According to climatologists and meteorologists, thus far conditions off the coast of South America are encouraging. Next season’s rainfall may be back to normal or possibly beyond … good news after three years of drought.

With caution, I will once again attempt an accurate forecast. Temperatures to remain warm for this time of year. Usually “June gloom” dominates, keeping us cool and in a fog. Next week’s weather may bring the more typical pattern back to our area. Cooler temperatures are expected, as summer vacation begins.

Sue Kilpatrick is a  Crescenta Valley resident and
Official Skywarn Spotter for the National Weather Service.
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