Summer officially started yesterday. And it’s hot. I don’t mean “it’s hot in the South in the summer” hot. I mean, it feels like August in the South, before it was even officially summer. We have already started hitting 100° temperatures and it’s only June.
And while we Southerners love to complain about the weather, especially the heat and humidity, I realized that we really have a lot to bitch about here lately. Let’s take a look back at this year so far. In January, we had the worst snow I can ever remember, but not only that, it snowed several more times this winter. We’re just not prepared for that here, because we just don’t get much frozen precipitation. We are, however, very used to other precipitation. We are a fairly rainy city, with an affinity for thunderstorms and tornadoes. But last month, we had historical rains and flooding. Our city is still pulling out of the Flood. Now, we are experiencing unbelievable heat, with at least another 3 months or more of “summer” left to the year.
With such severe and record breaking weather so far this year, I am left to only wonder what the next 6 months have in store. Maybe we have been through the worst of it, and the rest of the year will be nice. We can only hope.