Tuesday, September 25, 2012

You're not imagining things. This has been the shittiest September in SF in years.

I'm always bitching about the weather.  That's because I just want it to be the best it can be!  No, really, we have this understanding here in lovely San Francisco: we will put up with cold and fog in June, July, and August, and in return, we will get glorious sunshine and warmth in September and October.

So far?  Not this year.

I had a feeling that this September has been totally fucked, so I went to the trusty records at Weather Underground to check and yes, I am right.  Here are the numbers, going back to 2008.

THIS YEAR, we have had a grand total of 6 days in September when it was 70 degrees or higher.  (The 1st,10th, 11th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.)  The high temperature for the WHOLE FUCKING MONTH has been 75 GODDAM DEGREES, on September 10.  That's right.  The hottest it's been in September is 75.  That's down jacket weather in Honolulu.

So is that unusual for September?  FUCK YES.  Last year, there were 20 days in September over 70 degrees.  In fact, there were 5 days in the 80s and 1 day in the 90s.

In 2010, there were 21 days over 70, including 5 days in the 80s and 5 days in the 90s.

Remember 2009?  If you don't, it's probably because you got heatstroke and you were in a coma most of the month, because it was over 70 almost every day.  25 days, to be exact, including 10 days of Zeitgeist-crowded, Phil Collins No Jacket Required 80s. 

So if you think this September - and, fuck it, this whole summer - has been shitty and cold, you're right. I went back to 1980 looking for another September this cold and couldn't find one and gave up.  WHO DO I WRITE A STRONGLY WORDED LETTER TO ABOUT THIS.

All I can say is it better be like Tahiti up in this bitch for all of October or I will FREAK THE FUCK OUT.

7 comments:

GG said...

I need to start believing in a god solely so I can curse his/her name for this.

TK said...

I just looked it up and Saint Eurosia is apparently the patron saint against bad weather, so I suggest starting with her.

Tamagosan said...

Yeah, hot October --let's say the 17th?-- is just what we need, esp. when we're in the World Series, because that's not scary or anything.

I find it reassuring to just refer to the mornings and evenings as the Moors of England. Or maybe "Clinching Weather".

burritojustice.com said...

70 is the new 90.

Assume you saw the premise that global warming will bring us *more* fog?

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Get-ready-for-even-foggier-summers-3226235.php

periqueblend said...

@burritojustice - i've long had that suspicion about Fog and global warming. The good news is that it will keep the redwood tree alive and us cool as the rest of country turns into an inferno.

But I honestly don't mind the weather since I'm not a big fan of the fireball in the sky, AND because the marine layer suppresses Homeruns at Mays Field.

burritojustice.com said...

@periqueblend - Yeah, I too prefer attenuation of our luminous orb. A couple of degrees above room temperature and I'm a mess.

But remember, if we had warm weather, we'd be like LA. (Though warm nights more often would be nice.)

Farryn said...

ask and you shall receive. #ImMelting