A repeat guest who was checking in yesterday was welcomed by a very pleasant 78 degrees and slight breeze. She commented that the weather reports were for temps close to 100 in Idyllwild. It reminded me that not only are the weather reports for Idyllwild wrong in winter; they are also wrong in summer. In winter most reports forecast colder and with more snow than actual and warmer in summer. As I’m getting dressed in the morning I estimate the day’s high by the temp first thing in the morning – 40’s will be a cool day, 50’s pleasant and 60’s edging toward warm/hot. This morning was 50-52 (memory failing – yesterday was 52 but I think it was cooler today). Yesterday was a very pleasant day and today should be even more so with highs in the mid-70’s. When traveling to Idyllwild layering should be in the plan.
I’m going to try to remember to post a temp report everyday for those traveling to Idyllwild to have an accurate idea of what to expect. Also, we have two weather links posted on our web site: WeatherUndeground.com and the National Weather Service. In composite they seem to be the best of the lot based on years of Idyllwild weather watching, which is not a science as there is no official weather station in Idyllwild.