Summer nights are hot in Naples,
But exactly how hot they are and how long they last has waxed and waned over the years.
“So-called” global warming or increased night-time retention of heat due to urbanization within the watershed would appear to be the “usual suspects,” but not so quick:
Summer nights in 1940s and 1950s match what we are seeing today.
Is it moon cycles – probably not, global climate change – it could be part of the mix, or multi-decadal ocean warming trends – quite possibly?
Now add sun cycles to the mix.
Scientist are starting to tease out the role that the 11-year solar cycle plays in affecting global weather patterns.
In the meanwhile, I’m relieved to report that our 5-month run of +70º F nights is approaching its final stretch.
Just a little over a month to go!