Comings, and goings
The summer has set in fully. Meteorologically, we're experiencing maximum temperatures approaching 90F daily, with dew point temperatures over 70F and southeast surface winds. Each afternoon has had ample cumulus convection, sometimes precipitating, and it's been over a week now since we had a real front come through. The calendar has also flipped to summer, as today (22 June) is the first full day of summer - and also the day with the most light. Fortunately we'll not loose too many minutes for the next few weeks, but as we head to late August & September, the days will get shorter very quickly.
I'm headed to NYC this weekend, spending time hanging out with the Puluc family - Jose, Casimiro, and Factor's cousins - in West New Jersey (that's where we're staying), and heading into the city on Saturday. Should be fun, and we're all pretty low maintenance (I'm probably the neediest of the group!), so whatever we do (standing in line, riding the subway, just walking around) will be memorable and worth it.
After NY, it's back to Annapolis to celebrate the 4th of July, then headed to North Carolina for the annual Barrett beach vacation. From there, it's to Los Angeles for the AMS Mesoscale Conference (at the airport Marriott- could they have picked a worse place to house us? Ugh!) then on to the COMET satellite course in Boulder. By the time I get back it'll be mid-August, only 10 or so days before the start of fall semester classes.
Should be a full summer of comings and goings!