Let me tell you one thing straight off the top of this post… Minnesota’s winters are not the most enjoyable climate to spend 4+ months in. (At least not most of the time.) Sure, days off of school, 2 hour delays, sledding, hot chocolate all sound great, but their familiarity can become an annoyance. Especially when you start anticipating spending time out doors when its 70 to 80 degrees.
Well, we’ve reached the point of Spring and are now 3 days into the official season of summer. But it sure doesn’t seem like it. The cold consistant rain seems to have a firm grip on this area and it seems to be becoming a trend. The last week has highs in the low sixties to nothing above seventy five. But that really isn’t the bad part. It seems like we get a warm day, and then it all goes down hill from there. Back to the cold damp pattern after we reach our weekly peak. Most people I know look forward to summer. A time to put shoveling out of our minds and enjoying free time under the sun. This year that hasn’t quite been the case.
Tying the climate conditions to a small town isn’t much of a stretch either.It’s definately not difficult when we’re talking about a series of town that depend on tourism. Most tourists don’t take pleasure in walking the steets in a downpour. Nor do they enjoy camping, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or swimming on the river. Combine that with an economic recession…well, that’s another story.
Today’s high temperature on June 24th, 2011 was 62 degrees farenheit. That’s equivalent to the average temperature that the area would experience on April 29th. But there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Looking to the weekend we don’t get a high temperature lower that 76 degrees! Finally! Summer is here!