February 18th, 2013

960 - boring winter

Apparently meteorologists keep track of what are called "events," that is, notable weather experiences that occur over a span of time, like winter. Today they announced that Seattle is having the most boring winter in recorded history. Essentially nothing has happened here. Yes, the weather elsewhere has been absolutely riotous, with record storms, snowfall, rainfall, tornadoes, etc. Not in Seattle. It has been grey and damp all fall and winter. Day after day of depressing lack of action under blah skies. We didn't have to be told. We noticed the lack of excitement. It even feels a bit guilty not appreciating the blandness of this season, when elsewhere billions are being lost in one disaster after another.