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Old 07-17-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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That people just Sacramento's weather for whatever reason is the same way they judge Sacramento in other areas where they always compare to the best possible Senario.

For example, Sacramento has "bad" weather.... then they ONLY compare it so central coast, even though Sac has better weather than almost everywhere else in the country.

Then next is Sacramento has poor nightlife or a poor dining scene....then only compare it to LA and San Francisco. No culture...then only compare it to LA or San Francisco. Etc.
Human nature maybe? I can't tell you how common it was for people in Santa Barbara to complain anytime it was gloomy. We're talking 65 to 70 degrees with an inversion layer, while anywhere on the other side of the first hill might be 105. These same people would, if pressed, admit that SB's weather was about as good as it gets on, y'know, earth, so it seems like just like complaining.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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Also a typical Sacramento summer day (based on NWS averages) is more in the 92 to 95 range and nights upper 50's and low 60's. I think your 'typical' 90/55 is low balling it. Overall I get what you're saying and agree that even though Sacramento does have hot summers , it's really not as bad here as many people make it seem. It can be much worse!
Comparing Chicago with SAC, at 5:00 pm shows why my 90/55 is a fair representation of Sac summer ave temps. Chicago shows 86 right now, Sacramento shows 89, assuming these were high temps for the day and recorded as such, record books show us hotter for that day, but it's not quite accurate.

Chicago's heat index was 90, SAC's was 85 today. Most record stats don't capture that.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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I now tell people that Sac has a "mediterranean" climate.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Comparing Chicago with SAC, at 5:00 pm shows why my 90/55 is a fair representation of Sac summer ave temps. Chicago shows 86 right now, Sacramento shows 89, assuming these were high temps for the day and recorded as such, record books show us hotter for that but it's not quite accurate.

Chicago's heat index was 90, SAC's was 85 today. Most record stats don't capture that.
The 90/55 average is a combination of weather.com and national weather service -- it does not reflect the heat index.

So if you did account for heat index, Sacramento's average temps for the Summer would be 86/55.

SAC's heat index is almost always 3-5 degrees cooler than the actual high temp.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:39 PM
 
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I now tell people that Sac has a "mediterranean" climate.
Cute, well you should because SAC is a mediterranean climate, in fact, SAC is on the dry side as Med climates go. It can get hella humid in Barcelona, Nice or Naples compared to SAC.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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Probably shouldn't underestimate or downplay how very dangerous triple-digit heat with very low humidity can be. Imagine you're in a car with no A/C and get stuck in a traffic jam on the causeway in the early afternoon. Hope you have bottled water in the car and are young and healthy.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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Probably shouldn't underestimate or downplay how very dangerous triple-digit heat with very low humidity can be. Imagine you're in a car with no A/C and get stuck in a traffic jam on the causeway in the early afternoon. Hope you have bottled water in the car and are young and healthy.

Yes, but you are NOT speaking to the premise of the thread. What about the other 300 days of really good Sacramento weather as compared to many other areas of the nation. Do we appreciate or even realize how good we really have it?

You could be stuck in the middle of any road, just about anywhere in the USA with inclement weather and have issues at anytime of the year.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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That people just Sacramento's weather for whatever reason is the same way they judge Sacramento in other areas where they always compare to the best possible Senario.

For example, Sacramento has "bad" weather.... then they ONLY compare it so central coast, even though Sac has better weather than almost everywhere else in the country.

Then next is Sacramento has poor nightlife or a poor dining scene....then only compare it to LA and San Francisco. No culture...then only compare it to LA or San Francisco. Etc.
Great post Majin! ..... uhhhhh, but were you drunk when you posted this,
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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56 degrees right now...lovin it!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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56 degrees right now...lovin it!!
Fresno 69, Seattle 61, Portland 58, SAC 58

Sac's low temps have been below or the same as Seattle/Portland for the last several weeks.
Point being, Sac is much cooler half the day and night than the rest of Central Valley...and half the nation.
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