Is the hot spell in California an annual ritual ?
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