May Gray, June Gloom, July ... Oh, Why?
Fear not, Dallas Raines: the National Weather Service (NWS) confirms Orange County skies are indeed wack right now.
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|Actual June Gloom grips SoCal--in June and not July, 2008.|
June Gloom, the NWS reports, has just refused to go away as usual.
The normal seasonal pattern is for night and morning clouds to roll in from the ocean and move off in the afternoon, but so far this month a lingering low-pressure system has allowed the marine layer to deepen and created breezes that have pushed overcast skies inland.
The high-pressure system that has kept the East Coast sweltering may also be playing a role because the clouds can't move farther east, says the NWS.
However, the low pressure is expected to weaken and warm us soon. They swear.
"Toward the end of the week," NWS spokeswoman Tina Stall says here, you could probably break out the shorts."
Great. But what about the tan (or lack thereof)?