Truthful Tuesday — Hibernating

Di, of Pensitivity101, is our host for Truthful Tuesday. This week, Di asks us:

If you could, would you like to hibernate during the winter months?

My answer to this question is informed by the climate where I live in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. During the winter months here, it rarely reaches low temperatures below freezing and measurable snow below 1,500 feet elevation is virtually unheard of.

Contrast that with the summer months in my area, where high temperatures typically range from the mid to upper 90s and frequently jump above 100° to 110° or even higher.

So given that, my bottom line is that were I inclined to pick a season in which to hibernate, I would choose summer months over the winter months, as I could stay nice and cool inside of my comfortably air conditioned home.

10 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Hibernating

  1. Taswegian1957 December 6, 2022 / 1:38 pm

    Tasmania has quite a mild climate all year although we do get hot days. Your climate sounds rather like that of South Australia where I used to live and as hibernating in summer wasn’t an option we just left the state.

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  2. jilldennison December 6, 2022 / 3:59 pm

    Wow! The climate in SF has certainly changed from when I lived there in the 1960s! Winters never got below freezing for more than a day or two, and summers were usually in the upper 70s to 80s, while a 90° day happened maybe once or twice during the summer. Climate change, anyone?

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    • Fandango December 6, 2022 / 5:32 pm

      It’s still that way in the city of San Francisco, but one you cross the Bay Bridge over to the East Bay and head east past Oakland, it’s a whole different climate.

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        • Fandango December 7, 2022 / 7:02 am

          Yep. We’re only about 30 miles inland, but the climate is entirely different here than in San Francisco. A little cooler in the winter and much hotter in the summer.

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  3. Marleen December 6, 2022 / 7:38 pm


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  4. pensitivity101 December 7, 2022 / 10:52 am

    Interesting to turn it on its head Fandango. Thanks for joining in.

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  5. leigha66 January 3, 2023 / 2:35 pm

    It is easier to warm up with a layer or two, than cooling off removing too much … I like your alternate answer.

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