What a Difference 850 Miles Can Make

This is the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, and for many Americans, it is the unofficial beginning of summer.  That made sense when I lived in Florida; by the second half of May, we would be getting the full heat of summer, though the afternoon thunderstorm cycle usually would not kick in until June.

In past years in Kentucky, we’d usually have it warm on Memorial Day, though not blazing hot like Florida; the temperature would be in the 80s.  This year, however, it sure doesn’t feel like summer is around the corner.  A weak cold front came in on Wednesday night, meaning that it got down to a chilly 48 degrees last night.  For most of today it was in the 60s, so I didn’t need a jacket while I was out, but tonight it could get as low as 43.  By contrast, when I checked the weather for the part of Florida where I used to live, it was 96 this afternoon!

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