According to the Arizona Republic, this is the "nicest" June in Phoenix since 1913:
I know, I know, "the plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'". But I've seen similar reports from Spokane, Chicago, Minneapolis/St.Paul, and ...all around the world. The 50-year-low sunspot numbers from last year may well be matched or even beaten this year, suggesting that the trend will continue.
"It's probably the best June since I've been here, and I've been here most of my life," said the National Weather Service's Valerie Meyers, who is in her late 40s. "It's been really nice."
Possibly the nicest June ever.
It's that type of thing that is fun to say but hard to quantify.
Thursday, however, was the 14th consecutive day to stay below 100 degrees. That's the longest stretch of its kind in any June since 1913.
But none of that mattered when it came time for the House of Representatives to vote on a draconian measure to restrict carbon dioxide emissions. And with the celebrity-obsessed media relenting from its coverage of the death of Farrah Fawcett only because of Michael Jackson's sudden demise, the average voter won't hear a word about it. Call your US Senators' offices and convey your opposition to Cap and Tax, before it's too late.