Sunday, August 20, 2006

Five Things About San Francisco: #5 The Weather

Since I come out here so often, it's only fitting that I write some of my perceptions as an outsider looking in. So I am starting my first series in my blog: "Five Things About San Francisco." Now, I probably won't write all five this week during my sojurn here because I haven't even thought of my five yet. But I'll go ahead and start with this post and write the rest whenver I feel like it. Oh and don't try to deduce any sort of order in my "five things." It's just literally my random crusade of the day.

The last time I was here in San Francisco, it was freaking hot here the whole time. It was during the heat wave that swept the country and even foggy San Francisco got hit. But normal San Francisco summer weather is a weather forecaster's nightmare. Or depending on how you look at it, San Francisco could be a forecaster's dream city. At some point in the day and some point in the city your forecast will be correct. Basically if you don't like the weather in San Francisco, just go across the street. I've drawn a handy diagram to show the typical weather at any random street corner here in this city:

You can best describe this weather as "huh?". When you're in the shade or under a cloudy sky, it's really cold. But then in some neighborhoods, there isn't a cloud in the sky. Sun and clouds are vying for supremacy over this city.

Clearly, the only solution is for me to hire a sherpa to follow me around and carry my entire wardrobe so that I can change into appropriate attire as I move through various climate zones by crossing the street.

If you would like to apply to be my sherpa, please send me your resumé and a photo of you climbing a mountain with many bags on your back. I need people with stamina. Goats in the background are optional but recommended.


g8s said...

Alright, what's going on here? Am I the only person on the East Coast who has not been to San Francisco?

tim said...

Yes g8s, you are the only one on the East Coast who has not been to San Fran.

I do agree with TCho, San Fran weather is unpredictable BUT I get to bring some fabulous warm piece of clothing to throw over my summer wear.

The other cool thing about San Fran: it may just be the city that I get cruised the most in.

GrooveTheory said...

You know how I feel about SF, right? ONE DAY!! ONE DAY!!!!

EM said...

terence wrote: "Since I come out here so often"

how many times can you really "come out" in San Francisco? i know it's, like, GayLand, but really...