I am not sure...But do you guys think that the weather around here is a little bit different these days? Actually I should say in the last couple of years.
I don't remember the falls being this rainy, or this cold either for that matter. I used to think that the fall was the BEST of seasons here in the DC-area. But lately it's been so rainy, so gray. Where are all the beautiful, sunny and clear fall days that we used to have so many of in the past? Every time when it was timefor me to have visitors from Sweden I always urged them to come in October, because that is when the weather would be like "The perfect Scandinavian Summer day". I am not so sure about that anymore...
What's going on with the weather anyway? I mean, the whole world seems to be out of whack. The last couple of years, or maybe the last 6-7 years the summers in Scandinavia have been hot. The heat waves have been around forever, for weeks. No rain, hot and sunny every day. And no AC so there is no escape from the heat either. The cars are the only places where you'll get some relief. All right, we are not talking 90 degrees here, and we are not talking humidity. At least not in the forces that we have in the humid summers here. But still...we're talking 80-85 degree weather week in and week out, and yes, you'll even have a 90 degree day here and there as well.
Another strange thing back home is that the evenings and nights have been so warm. It used to be a fact that the temp dropped a lot in the evenings, but heck, lately at our summer house I've been able to sit outside on the deck at midnight with nothing on but a t-shirt.
Today I was reading a blog that I always read. The woman who writes it lives on the west coast of Sweden. She said that she saw a man swimming in the sea over the weekend. Now, that is unheard of. It just does not happen that a person in Sweden would jump in the sea, or the lake in October. Unless, of course you've been in the sauna first. However, now it does happen apparently. Is it Global warming? I don't know? But it is not looking good.
Sure, if a person, in the summer time, had to pick between 64 degrees and cloudy conditions or 85 degrees under sunny skies you'll pick the sunny day, right? Me too, I am no masochist. But, I am still wondering what's going on? Hot summers in the far north, colder falls here in the Mid-Atlantic states and big ice bergs melting in the Arctic.
Winters in the far north? I know that last winter was like a true killer-winter with snow pretty much on the ground all the time from November to March, with cold temps. Who knows when that will change, though. The experts are saying that if we don't take actions against global warming we will start looking at rain all winter long up north, and the DC-area will slowly but surely become part of the tropics.
We can discuss this for a long time,but all I want to know is if you guys think the weather is getting more and more strange...???
Next week we will fluff it up again and talk about TV-series, promise.