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The Weather is No Longer Small-Talk!

“How about that weather?”
That question can start quite a conversation if you’re living on or visiting the eastern coast! Everyone is aware how sultry and soggy the Hostess of the South can be, but how bizarre is the weather truly?
It’s a little-known trend that tropical storms and hurricanes tend to ignore the city of Savannah, even when predicted to directly hit our area. Locals claim that Savannah happens to sit in a sweet-spot of a valley that causes the more damaging storms, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, to pass right over us. Some have pointed out that the state of Georgia has a curving coast, which has made the peach state that much more evasive to hurricanes. Hurricane Hugo in 1989 was our last close call, knock on wood!
That doesn’t mean we don’t still experience storms. In my first summer here, it was a mere ‘average thunderstorm’ that caused the downtown streets to swirl with rainwater halfway up my shin! I had been expecting to hear sirens or orders for evacuation, while the locals were much less enthused. “Yep. It’s a wet one today. The roads will be fixin’ to clear up in about... thirty minutes or so, I think.” It was only another rainy day to them!
It doesn’t even have to be cloudy to rain. Sometimes the humidity gathers right above parts of the city, then pour down a little rain shower on an unsuspecting visitor in the middle of enjoying the clear, blue sky. In some states, that’d be known as witchcraft. In Savannah, an ‘unexpected refreshment’!
In one light summer shower I witnessed in a particularly nasty heat wave, the ground appeared to be completely dry; for it was actually hot enough to turn the rain nearly directly into steam!
On the other hand, winters are wonderfully pleasant here. It’s easy to sit out on the second-story balcony of River Street’s Tubby’s, enjoying a meal outdoors and listening to Christmas music in December. It very rarely gets below freezing, and is usually just cold enough to blow the dust off a few jackets. At least nine months out of the year, it’s quite comfortable to enjoy the outdoors. As for the other three, well, you won’t be bored, that’s for darned sure!

C.L. Zeitstück

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The Weather is No Longer Small-Talk!

“How about that weather?”
That question can start quite a conversation if you’re living on or visiting the eastern coast!...

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