Here’s our weather forecast for the next week. It’s pretty much like last week and the week before and the week before that. Except, maybe, a bit warmer. If it says 50% chance of rain, we get our full 50%. And when it’s not raining, it’s still cloudy or we’re socked in with fog. We are growing moldy. And depressed. I will never get any painting done this summer if this doesn’t stop. I mean it. Everything is perpetually wet. And the humidity never drops below 90%. It is the worst weather since...maybe last summer. Lord, what a wretched climate.
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND DRIZZLE. SHOWERS MAY
BE HEAVY AT TIMES THIS EVENING. AREAS OF FOG. LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. CHANCE OF
RAIN 50 PERCENT.
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE IN THE
THEN RAIN AND DRIZZLE LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH IN THE
BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
RAIN AND DRIZZLE LIKELY. PATCHY FOG. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
RAIN AND DRIZZLE LIKELY IN THE EVENING
CHANCE OF RAIN AND DRIZZLE AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG. LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH IN THE EVENING
AND VARIABLE. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. CHANCE OF RAIN
CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 50S.
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND INDEPENDENCE DAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S.
SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
Blah, blechhhhhh and on and on. One of the contractors said, I just can’t say anything more about the weather, we have said it all. People are getting nastier by the minute. And tireder and more depressed. It is awful. Am picking up my godchild at the airport at 7AM tomorrow, she is flying from Hawaii (her home) to spend the summer in Boston and then go to school there. The girl is nuts and I have told her so repeatedly. Told her to bring fins, grow gills and two of everything so she will be ready for the ark I am going to be building. GRRRRRRR
Yes, people are getting nastier. I can’t even blame them. And depressed. Yikes. Nobody smiles anymore. Yesterday while out and about, plowing through pea soup fog, I heard any number of people griping about the weather and how horrible it is. I presume some of those folks might have been tourists and I’m sure they’d like their money back. Who wants to go on a beach vacation and have to wear layers plus a rain coat?
For variety, today we have 58°, 100% humidity, pea soup fog *and* rain. Oh wait. That’s the same as yesterday and the day before, etc. Wheeeeee!
You goddaughter is in for culture/climate shock. Holy smokes. I feel sorry for her!!
I’ll be more than happy to trade with you. I got rain one day in June - last Sunday, for about 30 minutes. Temperatures for the past several weeks have been 95-100. The grass looks like it usually does in August. I went out to mow last Friday afternoon because it was “only 93”, as I told my wife at the time (this was at 6:30 in the evening)
rain rain go away little Mckenzie wants to play!
Annie, our little puppy dog has learned that life goes on despite rain. So have I, actually. We have yet to go out walking when it isn’t raining or drizzling or misting or thickly fogging. She has developed a very soft coat as a result.
Harry, I don’t think you mean that. As another poor soul described it...we are now shaving mold off all our hard surfaces. Nothing is immune. It’s literally growing on the side of my house. It’s in the air. If anything is damp for more than a couple of hours, it starts smelling mildewy. Even the air outside smells like mildew now. The dehumidifier runs non-stop and I have to treat it with chlorine bleach every day so that the mildew doesn’t start crawling out of the sides. About all it does is prevent clouds from forming in the house. Can’t run the air conditioner to help draw the moisture out of the house because it’s already too cold.
Lessee...there is no line drying of anything because the fabrics just grow mold and mildew. That includes hand, dish, and bath towels after using them. Takes the dryer longer than usual because the air is so freaking wet that even cooking the clothes doesn’t want to completely dry them. Even the dried and folded clothes come out of the drawer clammy and cold.
Then there are the mental aspects of 40-something days of progressively worse weather. People are starting to look suicidal or homicidal. There is this horrible wildness in our eyes. Or if not that, then that infamous 1000 yard stare for those who have just given up. One misspoken word and someone’s gonna die. We don’t even bother to look out the window because we already know what it’s doing out there. I can’t literally remember the last time I saw the sun. The drip, drip, drip of water off the eaves never stops. It’s a little like Chinese water torture.
Really, Harry, you don’t want this. I appreciate that a drought and relentless heat are just horrible, but you Do Not Want This.
BTW guess what it’s doing out today?
I won’t say a word about our weather here. Not a single word.
Even from this great distance, I feel your pain.
I always thought Seattle had the worst weather...at least that’s what I always heard while growing up. Then I moved to Syracuse where we had the dubious distinction of having fewer sunny days than Seattle. And even that wasn’t bad enough to make people nuts. Cloudy, dry, and warm is at least bearable in the summer. But this....oh my god. What possessed the Pilgrims to stay here?!
If you are having a current run of fine weather, well, I don’t even have it in me to envy you. Just enjoy it and then enjoy it again for all the rest of us. If your weather isn’t the best...well...I know where it’s worse. ;)
Its okay, atleast you are getting rains. In this global warming phase, rains shall make the earth cool and green.