What is the Deal with PA weather?
Lately it has either been 98 degrees with 64% humidity or 75 degrees with 96% humidity. Both situations suck.
Pennsylvania weather is always wonky. They say the seasons in PA are winter, still winter, construction, and almost winter. In the spring it's usually always cold as hell except for about 3 days where we have gorgeous, 75 degree with not much humidity and a nice breeze days. You can tell summer is here when you go to bed in flannel pajamas wrapped up in your comforter one night and wake up the next morning after having lost 20 pounds due to sweat because it's 90 degrees outside. Another harbinger of summer is the official PA landmark: the orange and white traffic cylinders that people inevitably hit and knock over into the middle of the road. You do a couple months of unbearable heat which usually results in water restrictions and every story in every newspaper and every news show being about the drought and ways to conserve water with some tidbits about avoiding heat exhaustion sprinkled in. You'd think Pennsylvanians were idiots, constantly having to be reminded to take showers instead of baths and to drink water when they go outside. Oh, wait...
After this is over, we have fall. Fall is actually pretty nice here. During the day anyway. You can walk outside to get your mail in mild but warm temperatures, and by the time you walk back to your house it's 40 degrees. Fall turns to winter much the same way spring turns to summer. You go to sleep one night in shorts and a T-shirt with your windows open and wake up the next morning with 2 feet of snow on the ground. Snow sucks in PA. In states that don't get a lot of snow, everything is shut down if they get 2 snowflakes, so they don't have to worry about trying to drive in it. In states that get a lot of snow, everyone knows how to drive in it, and it is cleared effectively. In PA, no one knows how to drive in the snow, even though we get a decent amount, and PennDot is worthless at clearing it. They clear a 2-foot path on major roadways and expect 2 lanes of cars to safely travel through. Then they pile that snow at intersections so you can't see when you're trying to turn. After that, the 2-foot paths turn to sheets of ice, and every news outlet talks about how PennDot is going to run out of road salt. This happens every. single. year. You can tell spring has arrived when daffodils bloom on only to be covered with snow and die the next day.
In true York Countian fashion, I have written a long, rambling post about the weather.
*I really wish the Weather Channel's website would get rid of that ad for toe fungus. It's nice that they stopped showing the one where they lift the toenail, but it's still nasty.