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Has the weather where you live been really weird lately?

Asked by jca (36043points) May 26th, 2016

Here in southern NY, it was in the 30’s and 40’s last week, which is very unusual for mid-May. Usually in May it’s in the 60’s and maybe 70’s. Last week, I was grateful I hadn’t yet put my winter clothes away, and I was wearing my light down jacket. People at work were freezing as the building wasn’t heated.

This week, it’s shot up to the 80’s. Today it’s supposed to be near 90, which again, is very unusual. Very weird, too, to have the fluctuation from cold to so hot within a week. Supposed to be hot through the weekend – near 90.

Has the weather where you live been very weird lately?

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Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Yes. I’m told by the locals on St. Lucia that seasonal changes, as subtle as they may be here but extremely important to agriculture, are occurring about 1 to 1½ months late this year.

My contacts in Pinellas County, Florida are saying that they have had very pleasant weather for May. In May on the west coast of Florida, the temps usually reach into the lower to mid-nineties (F) for the first time in the year, the humidity hits the lower ninety percentile, and the wind stills. It is usually the intro to their long, hot, humid, summer marked by doldrums until mid-October. This year it has been unusually mild with temps in the mid-eighties, humidity in the mid-eighties and with a pleasant, constant, 4 – 12 knot breeze throughout the month. Sailors are very happy about this, but it is unusual.

Cruiser's avatar

Here in Chicago weather swings are the norm. The old saying here is if you don’t like the weather….wait an hour.

Seek's avatar

I’ll take @Espiritus_Corvus‘s word for it. Once we hit about 80 it’s all just hot to me. I spent last weekend’s daylight hours mostly hiding in my tent wrapped in wet cloth to try to not die.

MilkyWay's avatar

Here in England the weather is notoriously unpredictable. However the fluctuations have been more and more, well, extreme or far apart. We have a super hot day, and the next day is cold and cloudy. Its been happening for a couple of weeks now, so confusing. Not good for health either.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Not really. In Atlanta, we’re now in summer mode, and have been for a week or two. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s. This is normal – actually summer started a little later than usual.

It’ll stay like this, with occasional jumps to the 90s, until September.

Of course, if hurricanes come into the picture, everything changes.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yeah. There is no sunlight, but it’s hot. I don’t know how to describe it… it doesn’t look like it’s boiling, but it’s hot, in an uncomfortable way. It happens mostly in the afternoon.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

We still aren’t getting cold weather and it’s the end of May. It’s crazy.

Mariah's avatar

Drastic changes here in Boston too. Last two days have been in the 80’s. Day before that it rained and thundered and was bitterly cold. New England [shrug].

stanleybmanly's avatar

I don’t know what’s normal anymore, and the apple tree here is apparently more confused than myself. The same holds true for my neighbor’s lemon tree that blossomed in December & now has both big lemons on some branches and new blossoms on others.

ucme's avatar

Bit weird but not especially so, we’re used to that here in englandtown

JLeslie's avatar

No. Our weather has been a little too hot in the sun during the day, which is typical this time of year. Mornings and evenings still are fabulous.

johnpowell's avatar

Normal here in glorious Oregon. But to be fair that means it rained.

Kardamom's avatar

Actually, and finally, it’s not weird. We have now what they call “May Gray” and will shortly have “June Gloom” which just means it’s cool and overcast. When I was growing up, it was always like that, year after year after year. About 6 years ago that all changed and up until about 3 months ago, it had been extremely hot here year round. I’m glad to have our “old” weather back.

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