Perhaps the summer is over in Silicon Valley ?

Real Estate Agent with (408) 425-1601 CA bre 1519182

                                     Is the hot spell in California an annual ritual ?

                                                 Sam Shueh

                                                BRG Realty, Silicon Valley 

We used to have one of those west desert weather events once every ten years.  For what was worth quickly the hot days passed us.  Perhaps we experienced high nineties a few days with mostly spring like weather. With global warming the weather is certainly changing around us.

I heard in Furnace Creek, Bad Water, CA in the Death Valley had an once in 1,000 years flood.

That deluge translates to 9 months of precipitation in 3 hours in August. The real experience here in Silicon Valley did not arrive until last week.  The first order of business is stockup popsicles and icecream.  The first couple of days we learned to take advantage of cooling evenings as we are not a/c people. In the mornings with all doors and windows open we were able to keep inside temperarature to 70s. By afternoon we had 1st level of defence- fans activated.  By early evening A/C kicks in from smart phone until outside and indoor temerature reaches an equillibrium. Then windows all open to vent out the excessive heat  

With most people installed central a/c here, frequent transformer blew up causing localized brown out.  Some neighborhoods here had 4 power outages while our area had 1 outage lasted 3.5 hour. We asked the permission to stay at restaurant to keep cool. Sheltered in place at city recreation center for the rest of evening until power is restored.   Having a spare power station which was built for Cisco and Google clouds which never built, it sent 600 megawatts additional power into the grid to otherwise a wide area power outage.

Alas, the hot spell ended yesterday. I was hoping for some rain from the Hurricane Kay. A few drops of rain fell on my head and that was the rain hoped for. 

Perhaps it is over and we are heading for the next event? 

Have a productive month.    Sam Shueh  (408) 425-1601  your local realtor

Comments (9)

Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

First blog in a long time. Will try to post more as the weather is more favorable.  Have a great week.    Sam

Sep 12, 2022 03:04 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

We finally got some rain here in Monterey County yesterday and today.  It felt great!

Sep 19, 2022 05:35 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sam - "perhaps".  Glad to see you on the AR blog roll.  

Sep 12, 2022 04:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Sam Shueh ,

Have missed your posts! Glad to see you back giving us some food for thought.

Sep 12, 2022 06:03 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hello! I'm glad to hear the heat is over for the moment. Enjoy the cooler weather!

Sep 13, 2022 04:56 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I was just in Cypress, CA for the weekend and it rained pretty much every day, haha.

Sep 13, 2022 05:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sam, our Septembers are getting warmer and warmer.  We used to see snow on occasion in September, but haven't in years now.

Sep 13, 2022 06:03 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, it has been hotter than hot here and we are cooling down now. Today we are getting some light rain. It feels good to be able to open the blinds and windows. 

Sep 18, 2022 03:44 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sam Shueh - that is such a cool picture of you and the witch! I love it!

As for climate change, I did a lot of research on the state where I lived before moving to TX and TX climate. I went back to the 1800's and made some interesting observations. In conclusion, I call them seasonal changes that can be expected and the weather is for the most part, unpredictable. Some years you get more rain, snow, sleet, or drought. You just never know! 

Sep 19, 2022 12:52 PM