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Bad Weather is Everywhere
Friday, Sep 22, 2006 from Winterset, Iowa
Posted: Sep 22, 2006 | 262 words | 4 Comments
It was a very rainy day here in Winterset. I was quite bummed since I was hoping to get some great pictures of the bridges and other spots around town. The weather just did not cooperate, I tried a few shots but it just wasn’t working out. Oh well.
Anyways… bad weather is in all 50 states. I’m sure of it. It’s only a few states into the trip and I’m still in the midwest but everywhere I’ve gone people think that their state has the most unpredictable weather.
Growing up in the U.P. I heard it non-stop. It continued at MSU. People continually complain about the weather, how unpredictable it is, and etc. There’s the quote in Michigan and the U.P. that goes, “If you don’t like the weather wait 10 minutes.” …or however long it is. Well, people in Wisconsin thought there weather was the craziest, as did some folks in Illinois, and now people in Iowa. There’s no doubt I’ll hear the same in Minnesota.
C’mon people! There’s always going to be unpredictable bad weather. Things would be bland without it. I have to chuckle at the topic. Do other countries have the obsession with the weather that the U.S. seems to have? Weather (ha ha ha pun intended) it’s on the radio, tv, in the breakroom or classroom weather is always a popular topic. It’s one thing we can all relate to.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention… it does happen to be the first day of fall. Bring on football season, fall colors, sweatshirts, and homecoming week!
Comment by ben
From breckenridge, CO
there's 8 inches of snow on the ground in breck and 1-2 ft on the way tonight. i'll tell you something about unpredictable weather son (and september jib sessions)
Comment by lulu
From East Lansing, MI
The U.S. has the most severe weather of any other country on the planet. (I learned this in my science class a few years ago.) Apparently, we get every type of severe weather system that exists on this planet at some point within our borders. And in Spain, the only time I heard complaints about the weather was when it came from Americans!
Comment by John Ellenich
From Phoenix, AZ
The weather here in Phoenix is pretty predicable... HOT in the summer, Rain during monsoon season (for between 15-45 minutes a day), and perfect all the other times.
Comment by Maurice Cohen
From Pembroke Park, FL
I'm originally from Michigan, and I thought the weather was so unpredictable up there...now that I live here in South Florida, I've found that the weather here is even MORE unpredictable--especially in the summertime, during hurricane season. Just when I think the weather forecast looks nice in the long term, Mother Nature ALWAYS has a way of playing cruel tricks on forecasters, with all their high tech computers that think they see a sunny day a week down the pike, and by the time that day arrives, that "sunny"-looking forecast has transformed itself into a PROPHECY OF DOOM, with severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and even a CATEGORY-5 HURRICANE named...Wilma! ANYTHING but sunshine! And they call this the "Sunshine State"? What a JOKE! There seems to be more BAD weather here than good! Maybe someday, I SHOULD move back to Michigan...where the weather is MUCH SAFER in the summer...and so is everything else!!!