Okay, so it’s hot here. And it’s been hot, possibly since the dawn of time, which is around when the Summer of 2013 started, right? And I will go to my grave complaining about the weather pretty much wherever I live, I think that’s a well-established fact by now. I think my epitaph should be “She was always under the weather. And she never let anyone fucking forget it.”
Standard “count the good things” disclaimer before everyone gets “developed nation problems” on my ass: really happy to have AC and a nice fan. So I can’t complain about that, I’m really grateful for it.
Last summer I almost never checked the forecast, it was too depressing. This summer, I’ve been really good about it, but yesterday I thought “I really feel like it’s been hot for awhile, but let me go corroborate my feelings with some data and not just everyone else’s opinions.” So I checked, and this is what I found:
Hot. Yes. It’s been over 100 degrees going on a week now, and will pretty much continue for awhile. But. Take a closer look.
Who writes this stuff over at Accuweather? Today, for example: “turning sunny.” Okay, that would imply that there was a cloud somewhere at some point today. There hasn’t been. It’s been sunny since the Earth rotated and sun appeared on this section of the globe this morning. “Turning sunny” sounds like the morning started off with a pleasant cover of grey. It didn’t.
August 6 and 7 forecasts: both predict 100 degree highs (F). Yet on the 6th, it’s going to be “hot.” On the 7th, it’s going to be “very warm.” The argument over “In what fucking universe is 100 degrees F any degree of warm” notwithstanding, how is one hot and the other very warm? Do they pay someone to flower up the language over there? What happened to “sunny” “partly cloudy” “hot” “cold” “cool” and “warm”? How much time are they wasting at AW each day mixing it up? Do they have chart that they use? Or is it up to the discretion of the typer? Also: ONE HUNDRED &*$%ING DEGREES! That is very hot. 103 is extremely hot. Even for south Texas.
And for anyone saying “But look! On the 11th it’s going to be 86 degrees!” Shut up! You don’t know that.
My overall summer grump is far from abated.
And that is the end of my rant.