By Taylor | January 25, 2012
Not that I’m complaining … I’m just, you know, worried for the environment … and all that.
But honestly, will the bipolar temperatures and the sun making its way through the clouds ever cease? I know I haven’t lived in Ohio for very long, but I’ve been here long enough to know that by the end of January, I have to pull out my all-purpose weather boots to prepare me for the worst. Now you don’t know what to wear; sometimes your ugg boots aren’t enough and sometimes your winter jacket has you sweating. This time last year, we had snow up to our ankles and it kept on coming.
This year, however, snow seems to make its 24-hour visit then leave for a significant amount of time. And it’s unseasonably warm. The following is according to the Farmer’s Almanac:
Half of Ohio, maybe including Columbus I can’t really tell, is in the “Above Normal Temps, Stormy, Wet” description.
My weather app (I know you have one) says that its 40 degrees out right now, and that’s not even the high. If you asked me two years ago when I lived in South Carolina, I wouldn’t have even wanted to go to school because that is way too cold for me. But I knew coming in that adapting to this winter will have been a part of my Ohio experience … and now I’m learning that it’s not the winter you have to adapt to, it’s nature’s split personality you have to adapt to.
I remember last spring (And I know you current students remember this too) it rained for an entire month, if not more. The whole month of April it rained. It wasn’t terribly chilly, just wet, and windy. All. The. Time. And to be honest, it was much more miserable than the snow we had the winter before. Snow and cold can be cured. Rain: not so much.
That’s what I feel like is happening to our winter. It’s going to be April of last year all over again, but for all of winter and spring.
This is how sad I’ll be.
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