Monday, May 16, 2016

6:00 AM

45 degrees Fahrenheit

Cloudy except for the east horizon, beginning to rain

Humidity 61 %

Precipitation 24 %

Wind SW 6 mph

The snow event that occurred is an extremely rare event. Some of the most senior members of the community does not remember snow in May. 

I have come to a conclusion regarding this changing local climate. The entire seasonal weather is completely dependent on the direct solar rays. It is the only reasonable answer considering the movement of water vapor higher in altitude.

The growing season is shifting to later in the year. As the direct solar rays come north, the thaw and growing season begins. As the direct solar rays descend south, the freezing begins and growing season wanes.

There simply isn't enough water vapor in the troposphere to allow normal growing conditions.