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Saturday, September 13, 2003

The freakish weather continues. Last fall it was rain. Rain rain rain rain rain rain. Then it was snow. Snow snow snow snow snow. Spring flowers, BAM, more snow. Slight warmth. Snow. Snow snow snow. There were two whole days of spring. Then it was summer, and rainy. Rain rain rain. It was a good 5 or 10 degrees cooler than normal, but you didn't hear people complain much. So what if we had a summer of Seattle's weather? At least it isn't snowing, right?

In Europe, over 10,000 people are dead due to record high temperatures this summer.

Now it's mid-September. Yesterday, in the subway, I saw a young woman. She was wearing a down vest & fleece headband; her sleeves were pulled up over her knuckles for warmth. She didn't look like some strange old lady wearing a fur hat with ear flaps on the first day of summer. She looked pretty normal, except for the clothes. She looked pretty cold.

It was raining then.

It rained today.

Earlier this week, it snowed in Colorado, surprising people walking around in shorts and t-shirts.

In Seattle, they had record-breaking warm weather this summer. (61 days in a row of high temperatures above 70 degrees.)

According to at least one computer weather mdoel (UKMET), Hurricane Isabel should be in our neighborhood next week. She's currently a Category 5 hurricane. This area can't seem to cope with a bad thunderstorm; I don't know what's going to happen if the hurricane does hit.

But, on the bright side, at least it isn't snow.