In San Francisco, the fog is created when the cold waters of the California current meet the warm Pacific Ocean air on one side and the hot blasts from the Central Valley on the other. Summers here have very little in common with summers anywhere. The summer months are typically overcast and cooler. Depending on what neighborhood you're in, the temperature and visibility of the sky could change drastically. The fog layer typically burns off toward mid- to late afternoon.
Because of the moderate climate and lack of significant temperature fluctuation, most residences here don't have air conditioning. We've been told it's rare to even use your heaters in the winter. When we need to cool off our home, we simply open a couple windows and the breeze refreshes the place.
San Francisco has a true Indian Summer - September through November are actually the warmest months. And what a blessing, there are fewer tourist in the city during the fall, so San Franciscians get to enjoy it! A San Franciscian's wardrobe consists of layers. Jackets and sweaters are still sold in the department stores and boutiques in June. A typical outfit you see on the streets is a jacket or sweatshirt and jeans. If you go to the Financial District, you see women and men wearing full winter coats and scarves in the summer. We have found the weather to be pleasant indeed. Both of us having grown up in extremely warm climates, we love the low humidity and cool breezes. I'm not so much a shorts person, so I like being able to wear jeans and a tank top with a jacket along for the ride and feel comfortable. Marc is very warm-natured, so he absolutely loves not breaking a sweat when he walks down the block.
Hope you enjoyed the weather report from meteorologist Bethany today.