Daily Archives: April 8, 2009

POLL: What Are the Most Comfortable Summer Temperatures?


I think I’ll retire the poll I’ve had on the sidebar for over a week now asking the question: When Will We See Record Warmth?

46% of you believe there is no such thing as warmth in Washington, but 19% of you believe we’ll see record warmth either in May or June. Right now the numbers are tied. We’ll see what happens! The 15% that think record warmth will strike this month aren’t completely out of the contest as we still have plenty of days left to reach a record high.

So let’s start a new poll. We just went through a mini heatwave with high temps in the 60s and 70s all across the area. This got me to thinking: where are you most comfortable when it comes to summer temperatures? 60s? 70s? 80s? 90+? I am a true Washingtonian and can’t handle temperatures much above 80. 65-73º is just fine with me. So go ahead and cast your vote!

**NOTE: If the poll on the right hand side is not working for you (it doesn’t let me vote and a fellow reader also commented about the inability to cast her vote) then feel free to participate by submitting a comment.

Are we going to see anymore summer-like weather? Well, within the next 7 days it doesn’t look likely but the long range looks optimistic.

Tomorrow and Friday will be quite similar: partly sunny with showers and highs in the 50s.

Saturday looks just as showery with mostly cloudy skies. The day of concern is Easter and I know many of you are hoping for a nice dry day to do some egg hunting. If I were you, I’d do the hunting on Friday or Saturday as an organized low pressure system is expected to swing to our south bringing cool temperatures, rain, clouds and breezy conditions on Sunday. By the looks of it any outdoor plans could be thwarted. Stay tuned.

Monday looks like a raw day with highs nearly 10º below normal. Skies will also be mostly cloudy with rain showers falling across the area. In fact, Monday night into Tuesday we could see some wet snow on the local hills. Oh goody.

After a mostly cloudy and showery Wednesday we look to greatly improve and even warm up a little. Maybe not the best timing, but we’ll take what we can get 🙂

Matthew Leach

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