Pacific Grove — all of Monterey County, in fact — has not been living up to its reputation lately.
“I thought it was going to be chillier,” Gatling said, in an understated reference to the bright sunshine and mid-70s temperatures of what turned out to be the warmest Nov. 15 in Monterey since 1949.
The record surprised plenty of other people, too.
After all, Central Coast locals have been waiting for a heat wave like this — well, OK, a warm wave like this — since September. But it didn’t come, and didn’t come, until most everybody had just about given up on it.