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    We're already well in excess of the usual 3.3ins of rain for May (4.5ins, and counting!), which means the annual worry about wildfires should be non-existent this year. Ironically, though, the 10-day forecast now shows NO rain in the offing at all, which would be seriously weird for a prolonged period at this time of year. The temp is also showing as consistently below average for the next week or so, with highs barely reaching 85F/29C, when we'd expect at least 88/31, and 90/32 by the end of the month.

    But then everywhere is seeing wilder swings of the weather pendulum these days, so we shouldn't be surprised.

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    Sun and reasonable temps. Sounds good to me!!
    91/92/95HI MGE;97NYC/Cali/Ariz/Chicago;98St.Petes Bch/Hyatt K'mee;00C'water Bch/Dixie Landings;02South'n Dunes;05Ft.Myers/Keys/Ft Lauderdale/BW LBV;06Indian Ridge;07Ind. Ridge;08Sanibel/Ind. Ridge;09Sarasota/Ind. Ridge;10Sanibel/Ind. Ridge;11Ind. Ridge;12Sanibel/West Haven;13West Haven;14Sanibel/West Haven;15Sanibel/West Haven;15West Haven;16Panhandle tour/Ashley Manor;16Loma Linda;17Sanibel/Loma Vista;18Gulf Coast/St Ag/West Haven;19Sanibel/Venice Beach/West Haven

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    Well, we certainly got 2 full balmy days out of the weather before the thermostat got turned back up to Stupid Hot.

    We had some truly idyllic weather, with temps around 81/82F and very little humidity as that last storm seemed to drag every last ounce of moisture out of the atmosphere. But it was business as usual today, back up to 89F/31C and seriously hot to be outside for any length of time. There is still no rain in the 10-day forecast, but we are supposed to be up to 92/33 in a week's time, which is when we have to crank to the A/C practically to Full.

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    92 in a week's time? Try now! In fact, we were up to 93 this afternoon as the heat is most definitely on in earnest. Yesterday it was 91 and today it's been even hotter, with very little cloud, which is actually making it quite dangerous to be out in the sun for extended periods. The Heat Index is already pushing 97/98 (C) and it seems summer is definitely here early (even though it's snowing in some parts up north!). With so little cloud cover, the temp is dropping back into the 60s at night, which makes for some lovely evenings and idyllic mornings (until around 9am!), and we are not used to seeing (and feeling) it this dry, this close to June, which is usually quite a wet month. After all the rain in the first half of the month, we have had nothing for 6 days in a row, and there is absolutely nothing in the 10-day forecast either. It would be practically unheard of to go 16 days without rain, so it will be interesting to see if the forecast is correct.

    Meanwhile, out in the Atlantic basin the first sub-tropical storm of the year has just formed, nearly 2 weeks ahead of the official Hurricane Season. This one (Andrea) isn't expected to come near land, and it should be very short-lived, but seeing storms build up this early in the year is not the greatest comfort just now.

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    If this is May, July and August are going to be brutal! We are now consistently in the low 90sF (around 33C) and the 10-day forecast predicts we'll be at whopping 98/36 by this time next week, which will take the Heat Index up to around 105/40, which is just ridiculous for this early in the summer. It seems this is the New Normal, though, as recent Mays have also been plenty hot, so we'll just have to get used to it. Most weather news is reporting that we'll be challenging the record highs for this time of year by Friday (in 2 days' time).

    One thing to note, though, is that with so little moisture and cloud in the atmosphere, the chances of picking up a Class A case of sunburn, and even sunstroke, is now much higher, so staying out of the sun as much as possible and drinking a LOT of water are absolutely vital to your health.

    The long-range forecast does at least show the possibility of some thunderstorms in 10 days' time, but we've now gone fully 8 days (counting today, which already looks dry as a bone, and is up to 82/27 by 10am!) without even the hint of rain, so the landscape is going to look pretty parched if this continues for much longer.

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    Day 9 - still no rain!

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    Ten days, and counting....! Everything is dry, dry, dry.

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    Good for the tourists, not so good for the wildfire risk.

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    Thank goodness we are back in the cold, rainy UK. NOT.

    But the last few days have been a bit too warm.
    91/92/95HI MGE;97NYC/Cali/Ariz/Chicago;98St.Petes Bch/Hyatt K'mee;00C'water Bch/Dixie Landings;02South'n Dunes;05Ft.Myers/Keys/Ft Lauderdale/BW LBV;06Indian Ridge;07Ind. Ridge;08Sanibel/Ind. Ridge;09Sarasota/Ind. Ridge;10Sanibel/Ind. Ridge;11Ind. Ridge;12Sanibel/West Haven;13West Haven;14Sanibel/West Haven;15Sanibel/West Haven;15West Haven;16Panhandle tour/Ashley Manor;16Loma Linda;17Sanibel/Loma Vista;18Gulf Coast/St Ag/West Haven;19Sanibel/Venice Beach/West Haven

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    And the heat goes on...but, more importantly, do does the dry. Now 11 days with no rain, and still counting!

    There are virtually no clouds to be seen, which is seriously odd for this time of year. Normally, there is a steady cloud build-up during the day, and then the hint of a thunderstorm or two. Bot now? Nada. Just weird.

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