- Posted September 5, 2013 by
La Jolla, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
HOT, STICKY CALIFORNIA WEATHER GETTING OLD!
Usually the end of summer can be warm but never this maddeningly hellish. Even along the coast,, where relief can usually be found from the hotter weather inland, no reprieve is granted.
Even odder, as warm as it's been, the ocean water has been very cold. Usually in July, the water temperature will hit 70 degrees and swimming is wonderful.
This year, the water hovered in the mid-60's, even as late in the summer as last week. Today, my friends and I sought some cooling at our favorite beach, La Jolla Shores. Usually, this will always be the coolest place around. But I was wrong to think I could escape the heat since it was very hot there, too.
Even though summer was officially over since Labor Day 2013 is in the past, it was crowded today. Row upon row of beach umbrellas lined the sand. Kayaks sat under the broiling sand waiting for paddlers to take them out. Snorkelers and divers were also in plentiful supply--on the lookout for the late summer visit of pregnant leopard sharks to the offshore La Jolla Shores area.
But it was so toasty, I could manage to maybe sit out for half an hour before I was forced to flee into the ocean water for some chilling out. While bobbing around, I got a beautiful view of the magnificent beach with a fleet of enormous thunderstorm clouds hovering above the mountains in the background.
Thankfully, the weather report is that things should be cooling off a little--possibly this weekend. I'll keep my fingers crossed as I sit by the fan and drink yet another cold Slurpee!