People keep scaring Mandy and I with talk of terrible weather in Seattle. Sometimes it is easy to listen to their words and start dreading the "constant rain and no sunlight" (ironically most of these weather commentaries come from people who have only spent a week there one time and know nothing of the actual weather). Right now, though, as I look out my office window, it is blizzarding snow on April 25th. We actually had to cancel a retreat today, in late April, because of poor winter conditions. The Dakotas and Minnesota are projected to get 6-8" of snow in some areas.
Needless to say, terrible days of weather like this do not make me sad to be moving to Seattle, where the temperature rarely gets below freezing or above 80 and there is hardly ever any snow. I have heard that summers in Seattle are gorgeous, with every day being sunny and warm. I can't wait to experience this difference in climate.
Oh boy, I hate to break it to you, but the weather here in Seattle DOES suck. You are right, the climate is rather mild compared to some areas, but it is very often gray and dreary. The past two years in particular have been horrible. Everyone we know has seasonal disorder because it is never sunny. Everyone can handle some cold air, but a little sunshine would be nice.ReplyDelete
Yes, our summers can on occasional years, be divine. They are short, and often doesn't even start until well after the 4th of July. The local joke is that you can always count on rain for the 4th.
It's a lovely and beautiful place to live, but don't get your hopes up for sunshine. It ain't here.