I carried out my sacred duty yesterday, officially declaring the start of the monsoon.
Dew points here are finally starting to rise, and the palpable angst is beginning to ease. I can imagine the religious fervor of an older time, before we had sounding balloons and satellite imagery, though I suppose it could be argued that the technology has simply become new religion. (I personally think not, but I’ll tolerate the argument, if only for metaphorical purposes. Tracking radar echoes on the Internet is my rain dance.)