I had the radio on in the car as I ran an errand this morning. I so wish I hadn't turned it on. One of the news channels had a special report on the weather we can expect this upcoming summer. The basic gist of the report was that, unless we get some seriously colder weather/freezing temperatures/snow over the next month or so, we can expect that our New York summer is going to be hotter than usual with high levels of humidity. According to the weather experts on the panel, temperatures in the high 90s and in the low 100s is well within possible for us. In addition, those experts said that summertime allergies are going to begin earlier and last for a longer period of time. Oh yes, and we can expect our summer bugs to be hardier and more active, mosquitos in particular.
Sigh, there is definitely a tradeoff for having no snow in the winter. Normally cleaning the air conditioner filters is not on the Pre-Pesach cleaning list, but if the weather is already getting to 80 now, what's to say that it won't be air conditioning weather in two weeks, Particularly with the oven on for two days and a full house of people?
Farmer's Almanac disagrees. So far, they've been spot on for the Southeast, so it would be nice if it holds true for the summer too (which they predict to be cooler than normal). :)
I'll vouch for the more-active mosquitoes (and gnats) though. This year in Georgia it didn't spend much time below freezing so they never stopped biting! Aargh.
Please tell me that you are cleaning the filters not for chametz reasons, but simply so that the AC will be in working order if needed on yom tov.
Except that it is a bit chilly today...
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