Friday, August 19, 2005

We're No. 1


It looks like San Francisco is America's coldest summer city* -- this summer at least. With all the fog and frigid temperatures lately, we're beating out Anchorage, Alaska, in the cool department.

The Chronicle had an interesting story today on San Francisco's foggy climate. *Factoid Alert*: Did you know that the foggiest place in the U.S. is Cape Disappointment at the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington state? (Point Reyes in Marin County was No. 2.) Also, apparently Mark Twain never said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." What?? This is like when I learned that Kurt Vonnegut never really said that we should always wear sunscreen.

* at least among cities with a couple hundred thousand people or so.