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Sunny year, Rainy year
data supported reasoning
We had one of the hottest years ever. The summer temperatures were consistently one to two degrees over last year's on several days with peaks in the 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) with the humidex. And we know for sure from the fact that the air conditioner was running a lot reflected in the utility bills in terms of kilo-wattage consumed. Confirms with evidence that the summer was hot.
The hot summer also meant more evaporation from the Great Lakes. And we had more than our share of thunderstorms and seasonal rains. How do we know? We usually turn on the sprinkler system manually and this year we ran the sprinklers less than one-third of what we ran in the previous years. And this was reflected in lower water bills. Our summer water bills were less by 2/3rds in quantity - a savings of over $50 per month over last year’s water bills. Evidence-driven savings.
Confirmed a sunnier-rainier year. What does the winter season hold in store for us now? And are we going to see an even hotter year in 2024? Global harming?