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Where's the Sun this Summer?

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As Summer goes, this hasn't been much of one. Temperatures have been cooler, clouds have been hanging above... this is June Gloom on extension. What's been happening iis that cooler ocean temperatures mixed with inland heat coming towards the coast has created a low and dense marine layer, according to the Daily Breeze. Another reason the paper notes is "the lack of high pressure in the upper atmosphere that typically starts dominating weather during the summer on the West Coast, helping to keep marine air shallow and allowing it to burn off easier. That high pressure has moved east toward the southern plains, rather than lingering near the West Coast."