Weather Whiplash

North Carolina weather is bizarre. Some days it is as humid as all get out. Other days it is scalding hot, and the rest of the time, it’s either pleasant or starting to get so cold that Jack Frost will tell you a thing or two. Yesterday morning was no exception. It was pretty chilly when I got out. I packed the car up to go to work and put the key in the ignition, only to experience the excruciating feeling of the death of the vehicle. No lights, no anything, the battery was dead. Fortunately, I was in a place where I was, but that didn’t help me get to work. I had to call AAA Motor Club to help me get back on the road. Thankfully, they got me back in business, and off to work, I went to freeze my tush off when walking the facility. In the past few days, the weather here has gone from relatively warm to decent to brrrr. I like cold weather, but not when it’s confusing. One day I could be wearing shorts and the next day I’m wearing a coat with Winter clothing. Welcome to North Carolina. It’s one of many States that can give you whiplash with the weather. Either Jack Frost will nip at your nose, or you can experience a sauna while enjoying the outdoors. It’s kind of like gambling. You never know where the dice will land with Mother Nature here.

It’s hard to believe that I was still picking tomatoes off the vine with my mom a few weeks ago. Then we had our first frost, and there went the tomatoes. I don’t even bother to ask my mom what she’s going to have for lunch when the tomatoes are grown and ripe throughout the summer season because I know making sandwiches will be on the menu every time. She’s with her tomatoes like I am squash. However, when the weather gets funky, it isn’t easy to know how to dress or do. That’s why I call the seasons in North Carolina weather whiplash.

After a few days of stiff winds, I noticed that the numbers on my mailbox had blown to the ground. I wasn’t too surprised because, in today’s world, mailboxes endure a lot of abuse. Sometimes people hit them, and other times the weather plays havoc on them. The worst parts are when the winter storms decide to shut my mailboxes to where it’s tight to open.

No matter what kind of weather the day brings, I can count on it fluctuating constantly. It’s a good thing because it keeps me on my toes. So today I hope that you can have enjoyable weather. Take a few moments to walk outside if you can and breathe in some fresh air. Sometimes dealing with the weather whiplash is best when you become one with the elements. Have a great day, everyone.

3 thoughts on “Weather Whiplash

  1. Not much difference from Georgia weather -we call it bi-polar weather here! In the middle of winter we’d get summer weather for days and everyone will break out shorts and tank tops like we’re on an island or something, then BOOM – the bottom falls out the next day and we’re freezing again. Oh, and just wait for us to get one inch of snow every green moon….it’s all over then!


      1. Same here!!! Let it just get one inch of snow or even flurries, or the national weather advisory announce ice or any extreme temps here, and it’s a wrap – shut it down – everybody stay home!!


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