I'm a bit mystified. It's 77°F and cloudy in the vicinity of Penn Yan New York this morning, and so far August has been...delightful. First I heard how bad the Winters here are, and this past Winter was mild with hardly any snow—not once did I need to call a plow or fire up the snowblower. Then I heard the Summers are wet, and we went months with no rain at all (thankfully that has since abated somewhat—the grass that didn't die is greening up again). Last Summer, when I arrived here, August was dreadfully hot and in September we had, well, August—a succession of 90°F+ days with pitiless sun beating down.
This year I was all prepared for August and September to be hot and miserable...and so far in August we've had some of the nicest days of the summer.
So what's the weather like where I live?
So far, I have no idea.
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Jim Bullard: "Old NNY saying: 'If you don't like the weather wait a minute.' It isn't quite that changeable but it is highly varied from year-to-year. I can remember years when my snow shovel never got used and others when it snowed from mid-October all the way through early April. There are summers that are chilly and wet to the point that people complain we never had summer that year. This summer here (North of the Adirondacks) we've had more 90+ days than I can remember (I'm 71) and it hit 101° last week."