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Old 05-01-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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I think its a myth that SD is one of the sunniest cities. The entire CA valley is decidedly more sunny (albeit much hotter too).

It's ranked #33 in the US in % sunshine
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/...pctposrank.txt
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:07 AM
 
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I would take two months of May Gray over two months over 100 degree temperatures any day. Frankly, I wish we could skip summer entirely and have the gray, cool overcast weather last for the next 6 months.

I fear the summer (August & September) heat and humidity. Every year I say I'll buy an air conditioner, but every year I manage to pull through without one.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm working outside on the house so I don't mind it at all. Don't forget we'll get a hot spell about mid May but don't fall for it, it will last until mid June. In other words don't take the cover off the pool prematurely.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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And just like clockwork, the sun has come out downtown. Start out cloudy and grey, and the marine layer burns off by 10:30-11. Yep, life really sucks.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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And just like clockwork, the sun has come out downtown. Start out cloudy and grey, and the marine layer burns off by 10:30-11. Yep, life really sucks.
Oddly enough, it's still cloudy here in Escondido. But I'm stuck in the office all day anyway, so whatever.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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You will usually see two holes in it, one for the big bay and one for MB. The water temp allows it to burn off.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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You will usually see two holes in it, one for the big bay and one for MB. The water temp allows it to burn off.
True, but you also see it being thinner at the start as you head inland, and thus it often it burns off completely here while the coast stays socked in.

I always think it's weird when I'm at home (in North Park) and it's warm and sunny, but if I head West maybe as little as a mile it's socked in and drizzly. There have been mornings when you can actually SEE the edge of the fog bank just a block or two to the West as I'm leaving for work. It's kinda cool.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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True, but you also see it being thinner at the start as you head inland, and thus it often it burns off completely here while the coast stays socked in.

I always think it's weird when I'm at home (in North Park) and it's warm and sunny, but if I head West maybe as little as a mile it's socked in and drizzly. There have been mornings when you can actually SEE the edge of the fog bank just a block or two to the West as I'm leaving for work. It's kinda cool.
That's the biggest reason I moved out of PB. The haze line usually starts on the edge of the Mesa in Clairemont. My sil will be in mist and I'll be chillaxen in the pool
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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May Gray goes all the way out to El Cajon and Lakeside a lot.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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May Gray goes all the way out to El Cajon and Lakeside a lot.
Well, yes, nobody's disputing that.

Some days it doesn't burn off at all, but if it does burn off it burns off sooner inland. Unless it's unusually thick like it's been the last few days I'd say it burns off as far West as North Park a good portion of the time, and the further East you go the clearer it gets.
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