California is in a severe and dangerous winter drought, and Chicago is entering a second Polar Vortex next week with below zero temperatures again. Our best wishes go out to our friends and family in each of those places.
Down here in Buenos Aires, it has been consistently between 90 - 102 F degrees since we arrived with close to 100% humidity. Not much fun in the middle of the day. Yesterday and today, however, the hot weather broke, and we have 75 degrees with a cool breeze coming off of the Rio Plata and it feels like a whole new city. Lovely.
Climate Specialist say the ideal temperature for humans is between 70 and 75 degrees F., so in keeping true to our math home studies of Mean, Median, and Mode, I wondered why people in the U.S. retire to the hotter climates of Florida and Arizona, and not more to regions where they have the most days in the 70's - and I'm not referring to Average Temp. (or Mean), but most actual days in the 70's (or Mode). So my quick online (consumer) research revealed a lot of inconclusive data and mostly Temperatures Averages, not actual days of temperatures (although Suzanne showed me a website that teaches more professional and educational search techniques that don't always default to Wikipedia, so I will do that next). So far I'm seeing Central California as the place - right around Santa Barbara, but I'm suspecting that maybe the Carolina's would also be in the running.
So stay warm, cool, dry or wet, wherever you are, and I'll ask about your weather the next time I see you!
Here's to that ideal 75 degrees.