July is ending as I write this, and for the past week it has looked like summer has passed its peak already. We had a few days in July where the temperature got to 90 degrees or more (it was 93 degrees on the hottest day, 7/13), or as one local weatherman calls those days, “the muggies.” But most of the time it was in the 80s or even 70s, and for much of this week it was in the 50s at night (it got down to a record 51 on Tuesday morning!).
Overall the average temperature for central Kentucky in July was a degree and a half below what we got in June. It has been eight years since Leive and I moved to Kentucky, and in none of the other years was June hotter than July. August was hotter than June, too, but so far there are no heat waves in sight; the forecast over the first week of August is for highs in the 80s. Of course the weatherman could be wrong and it can get hot again in August; again, I haven’t figured out how Kentucky weather works, and old-timers tell me it can’t be done. In Florida we at least had rules, like a thunderstorm just about every afternoon from June to September.