I just checked the Climate Prediction Center's outlook for the next month, and I found this depressing scenario:
|From NOAA's Climate Prediction Center|
|Climate Prediction Center|
It's funny to think that I'm complaining (again) about the weather, because this is the one reason people couldn't understand why we decided to move to the Pacific Northwest, notoriously wet and gloomy, from Colorado. But if I had it to do all over again, I'd still move here. Even diehard Washingtonians are complaining these days, so I'm in really good company. The upside of the weather here is that in the summertime it rarely gets hot, and the temperatures in the winter are mild in comparison to what we experienced most of the winter in Boulder.
I will be writing about our mild temperatures in the summer while the rest of you will be sweltering; I'm giving you fair warning. We still plant our flowers and get outdoors. Our neighbors in the apartment complex have flowers beginning to sprout and bloom, and I get to see a beautiful view as I walk up the steps.