Spring has arrived to my home in Colorado with peak temperatures during the day in the low 70s F.
Data collector that I am, I've been measuring the temperature of the ground outside: grass, shaded grass, earth, shaded earth, concrete and road. The differences are already quite impressive:
Shaded grass: 57F
These temperature differences are going to get even more stark as the sunshine intensity increases and I think highlight the importance of where we park our cars. I have sent a missive to our local parks dept to see if they will let me pay for or paint a couple parking spots at our Rec center, rather than park on black-top. For now my battery pack is chilling at 4 bars on the T gauge; I hope to keep it below 7 bars always and average 5 year round.