Weather, it’s something every one can talk about but no body really knows what each day will hold. We have those who study the weather waves and patterns and predict what the weather will be but usually they are 90 % off the mark. Even using Doppler radar and such instruments especially made for weather information. Many have the “weather” dot com on their favorites or social pages and they feel like they got it hand and can plan their day accordingly. It’s child’s play to forecast the weather, yeah right!
My little corner of the world has been weird and wacky these last few days. My weather page said it would reach 103 degrees the other day. Wrong! It hit the top of the thermometer showing 114 degrees! HOT HOT HOT! The thermometer on my screened in porch had the needle past the 120 degrees (highest number on the face of my wise Owl thermometer) mark resting in the white space void with no numbers to read. Thank goodness for Air Conditioning! How did they survive the heat before the 19oo’s???
In 1906, Sturart Cramer was exploring ways to add moisture to the air in his textile mill. Cramer coined the term “air conditioning,” using it in a patent claim he filed that year. He combined moisture with ventilation to “condition” and change the air in the factories, controlling the humidity. Willis Carrier adopted the term and incorporated it into the name of his company. The evaporation of water in air, to provide a cooling effect, is now known as evaporative cooling. Evaporative cooling was the first real air-conditioning and shortly thereafter the first private home to have air conditioning (The Dubose House) was built in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The very day after our 114 degrees, the weather was predicted as “chance of showers”… well! The afternoon and evening brought us buckets of rain drops, sounds of thunder and a full scale rain storm to our home. The roof was plummeted with raindrops weighing less than a gram each, but sounding like a full herd of buffalo running in a raging stampede.
Weird Wacky Weather … my new www. 😉
Sunbeams and Safe Paths!