Cold Weather in MAY?!?

United States
May 31, 2008 7:51pm CST
So, I'm a native Texan. I'm also in the military. I am stationed in Florida currently, but my squadron has sent me on a "deployment" to New York. When I left Florida for New York it was 85 degrees out, and has gotten warmer since I left! As we made our final approach to the airport in New York the pilot announced the weather: "...it's in the upper thirties on the ground; low forties if you're lucky..." So, there I sit in shorts and a T-shirt thinking "Oh God...." - insult to injury, it was raining. Cold rain. The weather is just now warming back up towards the seventies, so that's a relief - but it's still not 100 degrees... Growing up in Texas, I'm used to 100 degree weather in May! What about all you myLotters? How is the weather treating all of you? Ready for summer to hit full-force? Done with summer already? Or maybe you're a mix: enjoying summer but still kind of missing winter or fall....?
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@fluffysue (1461)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Wow, I am guessing maybe you are more in upstate NY? It has been in 70s and 80s the last few days in NJ, though the nights are a little chilly outside, it is nice with the windows open. Great weather aside from the days it was very humid. I grew up in NJ, but went to college in FL (Miami). I had moved down there after college, not realizing how absoulutely brutal the summers are. I made it about 5 more years after college, before deciding to come back to NJ. The weather wasn't the main factor, but since I've been back, I realize I do like seasons. Though when I am shoveling snow in the winter, I do sometimes miss FL! :)
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Lol, great response!
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
4 Jun 08
LOL ah yes welcome to NY...LOL I live in Western New York (in between Niagara Falls NY and Rochester) and the weather here has been so up and down the past several months its driving me nuts..today its cold, cloudy and gloomy..but tomorrow or the day after its suppose to get into the high 80s.. back in Jan we were having 60 and 70 degree weather which is VERY uncommon..then two yrs ago we had a blizzard in the beginning of Oct ..Just give me sunshine and warmth dang nab it LOL
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Oh, wow. We're not too far from eachother, I'm in between Rochester and Albany - right near Rome. Small world! It has been up and down hasn't it... Thanks a lot for the response!
@AnimeMom (516)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I'm from Texas as well! I've never been up north before, so I'm sorry about your predicament. I love the Texas summer, sorry your going to miss the warm weather!
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Hey AnimeMom! Wow a Texas kid too eh? I appreciate your sentiments! Thanks for the response!
@anawar (2406)
• United States
1 Jun 08
DallasFan_ Let me welcome you to NY as well. I lived in Florida for 23 years. I hated it. I love the NY weather, so unpredictable, just like me!
• United States
1 Jun 08
Thanks! Was it too hot and humid for you? If so, I totally understand! I enjoy Florida weather a lot, but the humidity is a huge downfall! I prefer my dry Texas heat. I appreciate the response!
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Welcome to NY...lol. NY will you give you the seasons full force. Aside from the rain, this is my favorite season. It's not too hot in the daytime and good sleeping weather at night. No snow to shovel anymore. Not too many mosquitoes. Life is good. It will get hot soon enough.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I appreciate the welcome! You're right, the weather we've had (central NY) the past few days has been quite enjoyable, to say the least! Although we had rain today, lately it's been very pleasant! Nice touch about "sleeping weather" - that's for sure!!
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