Today's forecast in Oakland is for mostly sunny weather with a high of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I've lived in the Bay Area for more than 50 years, and I have to say that mostly sunny and 90 degrees are two phrases that are not supposed to go together. In Miami or Phoenix or even Sacramento, that's to be expected. Not in Oakland. We're supposed to have the most moderate weather on the planet, and this isn't it.
For the first time in my life living in the Bay Area, I'm going to buy a home air conditioner. I've lived all over the place in this region, from San Rafael in Marin County to San Francisco to several towns in Silicon Valley to the central East Bay from Oakland south to Fremont. The standard weather pattern is that there are a few days a year, maybe two weeks or so, when you wish you had an air conditioner but you get through it. Those days are usually in August or September. It's just turning to summer, and I've already had my allotment of days when I wanted an air conditioner this year. My apartment has windows facing west and it gets hot by mid afternoon and doesn't cool down until the middle of the night.
Maybe it's just the way the apartment is designed, but I'd have to say we are getting weather very different from what I grew up with, and like I said before, I've lived here for over 50 years. If it's a multiple choice question, I'm going to go with "climate change" as the most reasonable explanation.
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