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.