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.