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Monday, June 9, 2008

JUNUARY

Where did Spring go?

Yesterday at Seattle Flight Service where pilots get weather briefings my husband heard the term “Junuary” to describe the weather we are having. That’s pretty accurate. Today not only has been unseasonably cold, but today we’ve been treated to wind and rain making it feel like June is a roaring lion. The “Junuary” term is floating around the broadcast and Internet media and seems to have originated in Seattle. I’m not a lizard or sun worshipper, but this is getting to be a bit much. Today made me think of soup not barbeque one of which my son has planned for their daughter’s fourth birthday on Saturday. I have lived most of my life in the Puget Sound Area and I do not remember a spring/almost summer like this. How is the weather impacting you and when do you think summer will really arrive?

8 comments:

kinsmed said...
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kinsmed said...

Fourth.
This is the FOURTH time I've heard that term today. All word-of-mouth. Only once in Seattle.
And never before.

JosephMcG said...

Up here on 23rd and S Washington, there's is a cold wind blowing, my heater is on, and I am getting ready to bundle up under my electric blanket...
what can I say... welcome to our real world...

Stephanie Frieze said...

The term may have been coined by a KING TV weather person. Whoever came up with it hit the nail on the head for our freaky weather!

JosephMcG said...

The term picks up what is happening... it is cold, wet, gray... welcome to our world

any feelings, thinking, particular experiences we can talk about as we live through Junuary

Kim Thompson said...

The pure grayness is getting to me. I need light!

JimmyH@ said...

I've been using hte term up here in Vancouver, BC for a few years. Not sure where I heard it first. There's been a few too many Junuarys in the past number of years. I checked this morning in it hasn't cracked 20 degrees celsius all month.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Hey, Jimmy H! Except for six years in CA back in the mid-'80s I've lived here my whole life and I don't ever remember it being this cold. Wet, yes. Cold, no. This has been crazy. I don't like it really hot, but this is ridiculous!