Simon’s Weekly Weather


Issued Sunday July 9, 2023 at 5:15 p.m.



Dry. Lows in the lower 40s to lower 50s with lower 50s around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s with lower 70s around 5000 feet.



A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly near the Canadian border. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s with mid 50s around 5000 feet. Highs in the 80s to near 90 with upper 60s around 5000 feet.


FRIDAY—SUNDAY July, 14, 15, 16

Dry and warmer. Lows in the mid 40s to mid 50s except near 70 in thermal belts on slopes and hillsides with near 60 around 5000 feet. Highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s Friday warming to the lower 90s to 102 by Sunday. Around 5000 feet highs in the lower 70s Friday warming to the upper 70s by Sunday.


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Recipe of the Week

Watermelon Smoothly

Prep time: 5 min

Servings 2



▢ 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon

▢ 5 ice cubes

▢ 2 tablespoons oat milk

▢ Mint leave garnish

▢ 2 tablespoons honey



▢ Blend watermelon, ice cubes, oat milk, and honey in a blender until smooth.

▢ Note: add crushed mint into ice cube trays, freeze, and add to your drink for a refreshing icy release!

July.12 – July.18

July 12 –  


Pecan Pie Day


July 13 –National

Rock Day


July 14–National Motorcycle Day


July 15 –

National Horse Day


July 16–

National Ice Cream Day


July 17–

National  Hemp Day



July 18 –


Sour Candy Day

Movie of the Week
Sound of Freedom

Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. Rated PG-13.

Word of the  Week



Part of Speech:

To splash, slosh or wash over noisily and rhythmically, as a large wave might swash against the shore.

Book of the Week

“Love, Theoretically”

Author – Ali Hazelwood

Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain. The many lives of theoretical physicist Elsie Hannaway have finally caught up with her.

This Week In History – July.12–July.18

July 12

2017: World’s largest iceberg (later christened A68) breaks away from Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, about 6,000 sq km in length.

2018: World’s longest fingernails cut off; Shridhar Chillal’s nails measured 909.6cm after growing for 66 years.


July 13

1923: A sign made of 50-foot-tall wooden letters spelling out “HOLLYWOODLAND” was dedicated in the Hollywood Hills to promote a subdivision. The final four letters were taken down in 1949.

1977: A 24-hour electrical blackout in New York City caused $1 billion in damage or lost revenue.

July 14

1798: The Sedition Act became law in the United States, making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government. (It was later repealed.
1853: The first major U.S. world’s fair, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, opened in New York City.

July 15

2019: Tampa Bay catcher Travis d’Arnaud becomes first player in MLB history to hit 3 homers while catching and batting leadoff in the Rays’ 5-4 win over the NY Yankees.


July 16

1790: Washington DC became the nation’s capital.

1862: David Farragut was promoted to rear admiral, becoming the first officer in U.S. Navy to hold the rank of admiral.

1907: Born this day: Popcorn mogul Orville Redenbacher (died 1995), and actress Barbara Stanwyck (The Big Valley, died 1990)


July 17

1955: Disneyland opened on 55 acres in Anaheim, Calif.

2018: Oldest evidence of bread, made from wild grains, discovered by archaeologists in 14,000 year-old dig in the Black Desert, Jordon.

July 18

1895: Born this day: gangster Machine Gun Kelly (died 1954), and Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva (died 1991).

2019: June 2019 was the hottest June on record with average worldwide temperature of 61.6F (16.4C) according to The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Sunrise & Sunset Times

July 12 5:49 a.m. 9:41 p.m.
July 13 5:50 a.m. 9:40 p.m.
July 14 5:51 a.m. 9:39 p.m.
July 15 5:52 a.m. 9:39 p.m.
July 16 5:33 a.m. 9:38 p.m.
July 17 5:54 a.m. 9:37 p.m.
July 18 5:56 a.m. 9:36 p.m.