WDP — My Favorite Weather

What is your favorite type of weather?

Actually, my response is not what my favorite type of weather is, but where. And the answer is San Francisco.

A lot of people are not fond of San Francisco’s weather. Mark Twain was alleged to have said, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” He never actually said that, but if he had, he would have had a point. For people who like hot summers, San Francisco is not for them. Highs during the summer months average from the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies. It only occasionally gets into the eighties and rarely in the nineties.

And even when it does reach the nineties, it’s not humid or muggy, so it’s not that uncomfortable. Our home in San Francisco did not have air conditioning. It didn’t need it.

Conversely, winters in the city by the bay are relatively mild. It never snows, temperatures rarely get down to freezing, and the highs range from the low-fifties to the upper-sixties. We did have central heating in our San Francisco place, but rarely needed it. If there was a particularly chilly night, we’d light a fire in the fireplace and that was more than sufficient.

What I liked about that kind of weather was that I didn’t need a summer wardrobe or a winter wardrobe. I could pretty much wear the same kind of clothing all year round. Also, my utility bills (gas and electric to cool and heat the place) were really low.

Three years ago we moved from San Francisco to the East Bay, about 35 miles inland from the San Francisco Bay. The climate here is totally different. It’s not unusual to have weeks of 100+° days here in the summer and a few below-freezing days in the winter.

The weather here is not terrible, but it’s not San Francisco.

11 thoughts on “WDP — My Favorite Weather

  1. annieasksyou March 26, 2023 / 2:29 pm

    San Francisco weather sounds great, but I realize family is more important.

    On a totally separate note, Jetpack sees fit to notify me of all contacts to my blog—and of every single thing you post. No one else’s, Fandango—just yours! You were concerned about Jetpack—and about low numbers? It seems to have conferred favorite blogger status…Not sure how you managed that!😏

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    • Fandango March 26, 2023 / 3:18 pm

      Ha! That is strange. I don’t recall asking for any special status or favors of having any bestowed upon me. But I’ll take what I can get!

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  2. JT Twissel March 26, 2023 / 2:34 pm

    The thing about SF is the fog can move in at any time and change the weather – I always tell out of towners to take a jacket to SF even on the warmest days and they always look at me like I’m crazy and then later they thank me!

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    • Fandango March 26, 2023 / 2:58 pm

      Yes, the fog can be tricky. I always recommend that people dress in layers.

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  3. Sadje March 26, 2023 / 5:02 pm

    Moderate climate has a lot of benefits.

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  4. Travtrails March 26, 2023 / 7:10 pm

    But wearing the same weaves continuous can be boring

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  5. Carol anne March 27, 2023 / 4:21 am

    sanfrancisco sounds so nice!
    I would love to live there!

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  6. leigha66 April 5, 2023 / 12:56 am

    Sounds like perfect weather, but I would like the ground to not shake.

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