Friday, September 11, 2009

Yup. I'm going to talk about the weather. Sorry.

I think the rainy season is finally back.

We're supposed to have two seasons: rainy for about seven months, and dry for the other five. And during the rainy season (Mayish through Novemberish), there's a two-week dry spell in July. It generally coincides nicely with the schools' two-week mid-semester break (their "summer" vacation runs from Christmas through early February).

This year, though, the "Little Summer of San Juan" never went away.

It's been fairly nice for day-to-day living (although it got really really hot for a while there), but I'm sure it's not at all nice for, you know, nature and farmers and stuff.

Anyway, things seem to be getting back to normal, which I can only assume is a good thing. We even had that tremor the other day, which tends to happen around season-changing times. I heard from someone recently that meteorologists or climatologists or whoever are saying this is expected to keep happening, more and more each year, until eventually we have four seasons per year here: two rainy alternated with two dry. Again, it's hard to imagine a sudden shift like that could be any kind of a good thing for the natural order of things.

I'll be interested to see what October is like; always the rainiest month, some years it's just a bit rainier than the other months, and some years you start googling for ark-building supplies by halfway through it. Will I manage an "I'm sick of the rainy season" post before the year is out? Only time will tell.


The Cunning Runt September 11, 2009 9:51 PM  

I wouldn't be surprised if you did.

It's been strange here in New England this year; our foliage season is in jeopardy and we have an exceptionally stout winter predicted.

Time will tell, eh?

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