Talk About the Weather

All New Englanders who complain about the weather will tell you, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” I’m sure everyone across this country uses the same cliche line… except Arizona.

I’m kind of tired of people complaining and arguing about the weather. But what I think is the real problem is that the weather isn’t bad, it just has bad timing.

I love New Hampshire. This state has a little of everything. Hiking trails, snow-mobiling, mountains, skiing, lakes, the ocean and even close to the big cities. It’s a great place to live and we get all 4 seasons with abundance.

Enjoying the natural splendor of the Granite State and the fact that we have 4 seasons means that we need the weather to be timed just right for activities to be epic. And here is where the weather starts to suck.

  • It will be in the low single digits for a week and dry as a bone, then spike into the 30s and rain. Ruining the chance of a powder day
  • Yes we have days in the 90s but they happen in May when the ocean is still in the 50s or in July right after 2 days of rain so your pool is cold or in late September after you pack away the A/C.
  • Hot days in August never have waves.
  • We have long droughts that kill the flowers and then 6 inches of rain over 2 days.
  • A gorgeous fall day in the 40s perfect for tailgating will have 30 mph winds that ruin my ability to have a bonfire.
  • When we do get snow, the end almost always turns to rain, and then freezes solid, leaving an inch of painful crust on the top that forces resorts to break out the groomers (corduroy sucks).

I’m sure people can think of lots more examples. Maybe it’s just because having 4 seasons means that you can’t specialize in any of them. Meaning that the weather makes life a big long tease. Worse, it makes it so that I have to pay attention to the weather and in the absence of my friend Jim K, I have no patience to learn that science. (ALL web-sites and apps suck).

Being a Granite Stater means that we are passionate about the land and our first-in-the-nation stance with politics and debate. I guess that combination makes it that much easy to argue and complain about the weather and just about everything else for that matter.

Hello, I’m sorry, I lost myself

I think I thought you were someone else

Should we talk about the weather? …

About Josh Rutstein

I am an aspiring entrepreneur and hopeful political candidate. Father of 2 very special girls, husband to an amazing woman, and passionate American. I snowboard whenever possible and follow a 20x mentality for exercise. I also play golf and ultimate frisbee and am a die hard New England Patriots fan and season ticket holder. Everyday I wake up wanting to make this country a better place, someday I hope to actually succeed.
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