Even though I live in Florida, this last Summer in Cocoa was recognizably warm.
I know that the entire country was hit with serious heat waves in June recognizably, when hot and cold temperatures in OR and Washington reached 115 degrees for nearly a week.
There were many deaths attributed to these high heat indexes because many people in that region live without a/c and only utilize heat for indoor weather conditions control. It was heartchopping reading about stories from people who couldn’t get an a/c no matter where they drove in their state. Every hardware store and Heating and A/C supplier was out of a/cs from the abrupt surge in demand. Thankfully I have a nice heat pump in my cabin in Cocoa. I managed to survive this past Winter by using the cooling features on the heat pump. Now that it’s November, I have switched to using the heat mode on the heat pump. The weather has been a mixed bag of uneven hot and cold temperatures. One morning it will drop down to 48 degrees at evening, and the next morning it will be 84 degrees instead. I only hate it when I recognize appreciate I am finally acweather conditionsd to frigid or sizzling weather and then it suddenly changes and makes a 170-degree turn again. Although it’s likely to get colder as the Winter season progresses, we might still have some warmer weather on and off. Sometimes we drive past Merritt Island until we get to Port Canaveral and then get out of the car to watch the pelicans and seagulls flying over the Banana River, just south of the Cape Canaveral Space Station. I have fully embraced my life in Cocoa, Florida.