Extreme weather frustration

posted by Jeff | Sunday, July 17, 2011, 10:27 AM | comments: 0

We're getting completely annoyed with the weather. It has basically sucked the entire year so far. Seattle gets a bad rap for its weather ordinarily. Winters lack snow, but get a lot of rain, while summer (normally) gets almost no rain and it rarely gets super hot. So compared to the Midwest, normally, it would be a trade up.

Everyone who has been here for a number of years insists that this isn't normal, but that doesn't make it better. We had no spring. It was consistently 10 to 15 degrees below normal the entire season. Now that it's summer, we continue to fall short of normals, and seem to be getting a ton of rain (at least, closer to the Cascades). While most of the country is experiencing 100 degrees and a drought, it's 61 today. The high this Wednesday and Thursday is supposed to be 59 with rain.

We're so tired of it. I feel like we've been duped, even though I know from last summer that this isn't normal. It's supposed to be 90 and sunny in Cleveland when we're there next week, and honestly, I can' wait.

This area is absolutely beautiful, no doubt about it. But I'm not sure if I can stay here in the long term. Like, I don't think I could retire out here. I love the mountains, but lately, I can't see them anyway. Crossing my fingers that August improves.


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