Fix Your S#!t: A Rant About Ohio's Weather Patterns
Start writing a post

Fix Your S#!t: A Rant About Ohio's Weather Patterns

Why Ohio weather gives me headaches.

Fix Your S#!t: A Rant About Ohio's Weather Patterns

Okay. I've lived in Ohio my entire life. You would think that I would be used to the constant weather fluctuations this state likes to throw our way.

Sadly, this is not at all the case.

Over the course of the last month, it has gone from freezing temperatures cold enough to freeze snow to the ground all the way to temperatures that then melt that snow, thus causing minor flooding in some areas. In the last week alone, I have experienced weather that could be considered an extremely early spring and weather where I need a hat and gloves in order to function properly.

Now, given that I have lived in Ohio my entire life, I may not be the best judge of this, but I would assume that, typically, the weather stays consistent within a season, staying the same general temperature and temperament until the seasons change. For example, in winter, it would snow occasionally, staying below 45 degrees the majority of the time, and just being generally cold and icy. Here in Ohio, this does not seem to be the case, as within the next week, we should be experiencing weather ranging from rainy to cloudy to wintry mix, temperatures anywhere between 60 degrees and 30, and just a general feeling of nature going bat-shit crazy.

There are a number of reasons that this type of weather can go from inconvenient to annoying really quickly. A minor inconvenience is having to layer so that, when it inevitably either warms up or cools down over the course of the day, you don't have to suffer from being too hot or too cold. A major annoyance is when you have to pack all of those clothes, bring them with you to college, and find a place to store them so you can dress appropriately. A minor inconvenience is buying salt for your driveway only to not need it once you have it. A major annoyance is trying to pick your way across that driveway through the resulting slush and grime. A minor inconvenience is having a slightly runny nose when it gets warmer outside. A major annoyance is getting a full-on head cold whenever the weather changes drastically.

You see where I'm going with this?

Generally, Ohio does experience all four seasons, keeps the weather and temperature pretty moderate, and doesn't completely screw everyone over with natural disasters. But it does have some loose definitions of when all of this happens. Sometimes, it all happens in the same day. It could be blustery winter in the early morning, swampy spring by 10 a.m., sweltering summer in the afternoon, and cool fall by the evening.

But I guess it isn't so bad. After all, it keeps us on our toes.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
11 Songs That Will Hit You In The Feels, No Doubt About It

One of my favorite things to do when it comes to music is making different playlists on Spotify. I find it so fun to go back to old songs, find new ones, and categorize them into my different playlists. We all have that one playlist that we resort to when we are really feeling some type of way — also known as a "feels" playlist. If you have one of these playlists or feel ~inspired~ to make one, here are 11 songs that are a must to add.

Keep Reading... Show less

To My Fellow Girls With Resting B**** Face

A letter to my friends with RBF about understanding your own face and helping others deal with it.

Jupe du Jour

To the girl with resting b**** face:

Keep Reading... Show less

The Boyfriends Of The 2000s

Thank you, J14, for the Posters

J14 magazine

Every girl remembers her first crush. Even if your first crush was the boy in your kindergarten class that ate crayons, your first true love will always be the one that holds the key to your heart. Growing up in the 2000s, everyone knew who your dream guy was. Your family probably still give you grief and your best friends probably still reminisce, so it is impossible to forget your first celebrity crush. You bought a Tiger Beat magazine every chance you could just to read up about what your favorite celebrity was doing. Your room was fully decorated with posters of them, and it wasn't unusual to have fights with your best friends over who was going to marry him. If you were a 90's baby, lucky you because the 2000s were full of boys that were easy to love. I hope you enjoy a walk down memory lane and quickly realize that Bieber was definitely not the first guy with that hair cut. Here are 15 90's baby's first boyfriends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.


Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments