Why does it have to be 5 days?
We are back to normal-ish. Still about 10F warmer than the old normal, but the fog does roll in before sunset and hangs around until late morning. We call it our air conditioning.
Central California had a huge storm with thunder and even heavy rain some places.
Meanwhile, Nor Cal fires are picking up. The other day, the quaint* little town of Port Costa was under evacuation warning. It got lifted before it caught fire, but as there's only one narrow road out of town, I hope people didn't wait. All 242 of them.
* Quaint as in
The town is unincorporated and has no official town government. There have however been unofficial “mayors.” The only official capacity of the title is to lead the Port Costa 4 July parade. Candidates have included dogs, toddlers, children and musicians. Elections are held whenever the mood strikes. There are no voting regulations and the whimsy of the event has become a fun tradition.
It's got a very good ice cream shop, and whimsical stores that are probably trading in something else out back, because how else can a shop survive on playing cards and top hats?