Katia and Lee sittin in a tree. Seasons change.
Irene was an historic storm in many ways. The total population affected and the widespread power loss put it at the top of all tropical cyclones to hit the U.S. It's diminished wind despite undiminished low pressure is a meteorological first.
Relief from the long hot summer comes but slowly. No relief from the dryness unless we get a lucky tropical system or two.
Comfortable summers in Atlanta are rare, it's a climate thing. This is Part II of summer temperature analysis for Atlanta.
We are running close to last summer for heat waves this summer, but it's small comfort that it's not even close to being a record hot summer.