I allowed myself to become a victim of the weather yesterday. Other than walking to the recycling bins and taking the trash out, I shut myself in to avoid the intense sun and heat. The thermometer topped out at 104 degrees around 3pm. That’s 14 degrees above the average for this area in mid-September.
I could see large thunder clouds forming in the southwest. Donna was planning to get in some laps at the pool. I advised her to do it sooner, rather than later as the clouds appeared to be coming our way.
Donna went to the pool around 4pm. While she was swimming, she heard thunder. She swam 20 lengths of the pool (1/4 mile) before she decided it was time to get out ahead of the storm. When she got home, I set up chairs outside and we watched the storm off in the distance.
It looked like heavy rain was falling in Temecula. The wind picked up and the air quickly cooled to 85 degrees. It felt good. The storm seemed to surround us, but we didn’t have any precipitation in the RV park.
Thunder rumbled, but we only saw one bolt of lightning. After we went back into the coach, we were rocked by a few wind gusts. This morning, I read that the wind in Aguanga was gusting to 35 mph.
South of here, in San Diego County, the storm blew trees down and caused damage. Although the drop in temperature felt good, we were lucky to have the storm skirt around us.
This morning’s weather is “severe clear.” We’ll have another hot day with the temperature reaching the mid to upper 90s. There’s a possibility of another thunderstorm late in the day.
Donna and I will scooter to Temecula and do some shopping this morning before it gets too hot.