Summer has gone AWOL in Wisconsin while wildfires burn in Cali

The Capital Times is reporting that “a record chill is possible in the Madison area Sunday night, as August comes to an end with weather more fit for late October.” That’s a fitting summary, and exactly what I was thinking. Weather Underground is saying that we’ll have a low of 43 here in the lakeside micro-climate, while over in Madison things may get as low as 37 degrees F. It’s not a frost, but it’s close enough for most people.

Meanwhile, southern California is having wildfires, as so often happens over there. A friend of mine said that he and his wife were evacuated from their house located a ways north of L.A. You can see smoke in the air around his house via the webcam he has mounted there. Good luck, Chuck!

Later: Chuck says “Both my web cameras died simultaneously at 8:37 AM, hopefully that’s just a glitch in the uploading software and not an indication that the house has lost power …. or worse. (if the house lost power, in theory the roof camera would run for an additional half hour or so, and thus capture at least six more images than the back yard camera. I’m thinking positive thoughts, positive thoughts, positive thoughts.)”

Closer to home, my daughter is going to start second grade next week, while I will be starting the last semester of my undergraduate college education. She’s almost seven years old, while I’ll turn 35 next year. Hopefully she’ll make it through college a little faster than I have.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.