I don’t know about you, but I have pretty much had it up to here with the heat and humidity 1-2 punch that Connecticut has had to tolerate for the last couple weeks. When it’s not super hot, it’s super muggy. When it’s not super muggy, it’s super hot. Sometimes it’s both just to make us feel awful, but most importantly, it never none of the above.
And so, as much as it may make some Connecticut residents groan, I’m glad that Vernon Patch has official word from The Farmer’s Almanac people that this winter is going to get frigid. Here’s the excerpt from the Almanac that they published:
“Winter will be colder than normal, on average, with slightly above-normal precipitation and near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, mid- and late January, mid-February, and early March. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, late January, mid- and late February, and early to mid-March.”
There are thousands of Connecticut residents that will read that, remember the brutality of some of our recent winters, and quickly change their tune on just how bad this heat is, but I am not one of them. In this ongoing war between “I hate the cold” versus “I hate the heat,” we all have to pick sides, and I have picked “I hate the heat.”
Do you know why I went that way? Well, for one, heat makes me sweat. A lot. And that’s gross and uncomfortable and the humidity isn’t making any of that better. The cold, on the other hand, is something I can fight with layers. When it’s cold, I can put on a sweater and a jacket, along with my usual gloves and hat. When it’s hot, I can’t run around naked or take off a layer of skin to cool down. Trust me, that would not go well for anyone.
So bring on the freezing temperatures and mountains of snow. I’ll welcome it all with open, coated arms. And as for all you people groaning about the heat, we’re all making mental notes, so we better not hear you whining about the cold when it gets here. You can only complain about one, so choose wisely and stick to it.