Summer begins today with one of the worst droughts in western Washington, as fire season looms.
– From The Old Farmer’s Almanac:
“The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The timing of the summer solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its northernmost point of the equator.”
In 2019, summer begins with the solstice on June 21 at 8:54am PDT.