I shudder at the thought of 100+ degree weather with high humidity.  It reminds me not to complain about Seattle weather in June.  I know lots of you are living through extraordinarily hot weather.  In Seattle, we had a typical June, just a little wetter than usual.  For us that means 21 cloudy days and most days barely hit 60.  Its Juneuary.

Juneuary hung around till July 4 this year.  Then the sun came out and it hit 71.  For the last two years, the 4th rained out but not this year.  We celebrated the 4th in shorts, not in sweaters and raincoats like the last two.

A few years ago, a performing artist from Boston visited our improv workshop for our June performance.  We gathered at the theatre for rehearsal, walking through the fine mist coming down.   None of us carried an umbrella or a coat as the temperature hovered around 65.  We asked Bob from Boston how he liked Seattle so far.  He looked incredulous and said, “It’s raining but no one is wearing a hat or carrying an umbrella”.    This casual attitude toward rain backfires on me when I travel.  Rain in Seattle means drizzle.  When I travel I forget in lots of places in the world rain means down pour.  In Italy one summer, the forecast indicated rain, so I pulled on a light rain hat perfectly appropriate in Seattle.  I soon discovered rain in Italy meant down pour.  Both the hat and I were dripping wet in 2 minutes.

The moral of this story; don’t visit Seattle in June unless you really want to cool off.  Got a regional weather story?  I’d love to hear it.

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About kriskkaria

Actress, comedian, voice actor and singer, I voice a weekly podcast called Does This Happen to You. Funny compendium of your day's journey.

4 responses »

  1. We’ve been in a oven here in Philadelphia, but things are looking up it’s only going to be 88 tomorrow…woo too

  2. kriskkaria says:

    I feel for you. Its good its only going to be 88. Its 85 here, the first time in about 8 months we’ve seen over 80. Now everyone is complaining its too hot as very few have air conditioning. We don’t get enough hot weather to bother putting it in.

  3. You should be over here in England. It’s totally rubbish. It has rained solidly for about four months. We’re all white and sickly and Vitamin D-deficient, and we would do ANYTHING for it to be over 80 degrees over here… 🙂

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