This summer has been much steadier than the usual Spokane summer. Max temps are not extreme, but we haven't had the usual breaks. It's been harder to sleep because the ground and the house haven't been able to lose warmth at night. I've had to use the AC every day, and it's been noisily cycling every night.
In most summers we had a fair number of nights when I could turn AC off entirely, and I could almost always turn the temp control down to leave the compressor off at night.
A quick Excel of the Weather Bureau's record for Jul/Aug of this year versus Jul/Aug of last year verifies the feeling. Blue is daily max temp, purple is daily min.
2012 was a few degrees cooler than usual, but shows the typical pattern. What stands out clearly by comparison is the relentless
90s of this August!
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A bit later: Jesus, what a spoiled baby I am! "Waaaaaah! I can't sleep because I've got an air conditioner that keeps me nice and cool and I can easily afford the electricity to run it but it's NOISY and I HATE IT! Waaaaahh!!!" Rich World Problem for sure.