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63 Degrees

by Nick Coons
Mar 16, 2005

There's a little thermometer in my Jeep that tells me the outside temperature. It's not 100% accurate, but it's pretty darn close. When it gets hotter, the number on the digital display goes up; and when it gets colder, it goes down. It's really pretty simple.

But it's been pretty different recently. When I leave the house for work (keep in mind that I leave around 10:00am most days), it's always on 63 degrees. Once I noticed it there more than three times in a row, I started to think that it might be broken. However, opening the window cured me of that theory as I confirmed, in fact, that we actually are experiencing a string of what we might refer to as perfect weather.

I haven't verified this, but from what I remember of previous years, it's normally warmer than this right about now. Don't get me wrong; I'm not complaining at all. I'd like to see it no higher than 105 all summer. That would probably be the lowest highest high we've ever had in recorded history (did everyone get that?). It would probably help keep the fires down too.

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