Despite a few hassles I loved living in California, the San Francisco Bay Area to be more precise. I had a classic 1950s California ranch house with no air conditioning and only a few times did I ever need AC. Once, not long after moving to California, I returned “home” to visit my parents here in Nebraska and about suffocated. For those who haven’t experienced arid climates, yes, it gets hot during the day, but with little humidity that heat quickly dissipates and you have pleasantly cool, even cold, nights. Here in tornado alley there is oppressive humidity (although New Orleans takes the cake on that) and so it feels hotter in the day, but that blanket of humidity prevents it from cooling down at night, so I’m miserable 24×7 and hate ever leaving the house (AC is not optional in Nebraska). So after my visit I hurried back to California thanking my lucky stars that I lived there, until I didn’t.
Well, like everything else things change and the global warning is causing unexpected localized climate change. Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, but who cares, so some polar bears drown, we didn’t need them any way. But polar bears are the canaries in this coal mine so it should come as no surprise that climate change eventually will bring its wrath to us. So I’m surprised to learn that California is now going the way of Nebraska with muggier days and even worse muggier nights. So jumping from California to Nebraska wasn’t exactly a wise move, climate-wise, but now it doesn’t look as stupid as it once did.
I think it’s time to consider Edmonton.