posted on Feb, 16 2015 @ 10:10 AM
originally posted by: DjembeJedi
The DRY desert sound SOOOO appealing @ the moment! I grew up here and for the past 37 years we always have had long winters with PLENTY of snow..BUT
this really takes the cake for me. Just curious as to how many others in the ATS community have been experiencing the same type of
I grew up in Buffalo… went to NYC for a time… returned to care for elderly parents… then moved to Arizona.
I understand where you're coming from, but the desert living here in Phoenix isn't as awesome as it was, it's drastically changing here also.
At first, we loved the 2% humidity and 110+ temperatures during the summer. But the past two summers have been very different, this last one
The humidity was high during the first half of summer, in the 30-40% range. Now, that still might seem low for many, but that's high for the desert.
So high that we often had heavy evening dew in the morning.
Then came rain, a lot of rain in mid-summer, and we had several days of 70-80% humidity because the water lingered a long time -- the hard ground here
doesn't absorb rain water. The the humidity remained in the 40-50% for the remainder of the summer -- with 110+ temps. Oppressive.
But to make matters worse, we had become overwhelmed with "ground mosquitos" and these small brown flies that bite (forget the name). These nasties
say out all the time
and a huge campaign of spraying did very little… the ground mosquitos are hard to kill, and once appear, typically last
7 years (apparently).
The winter is nice now, but the summers are not what they were.