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.