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Just a Thought on Developing Weather

In South Dakota, it’s normally rather dry. It might get warm, but even, but the humidity stays pretty low most of the time.

Well, this year we’ve been getting a lot of rain. And when I say a lot, I mean the near by river has been flooded since March,  and we’re breaking record rainfall amounts for both summer and yearly. We’re talking so much rain, the bugs are the happiest they’ve been in a long time.

Well, we’ve also been rather humid. Normally our humidity runs in the thirties.  Now, it’s been normally forty to sixty this year and it just doesn’t go down.

Another example: New Jersey is right by the ocean and an often problem I’ve seen with it is humidity. Right now, they are having a bad drought. It’s so bad that the grass is all brown there. Their humidity has been running constantly in the thirties.

So, I started wonder how much the amount of rainfall ties in with the amount of humidity and the weatherman in the morning basically said it does.

My point then is just something else to think about when developing a society. The more rainfall a place has, the more likely it is to be humid. You can’t have a muggy humid day in a drought area without rain. It’s just not going to happen so far as I can tell.

Just a thought, to add more realism to your story.

strange lands

Today, for some reason, almost all of the trees were covered with white snow, just a slight dusting so that way it made the trees look all way. EAch and every little branch was covered. Then, of course, the ground was all covered with feet of snow and since it just got above freezing today for the first time in weeks, so the sidewalks were pretty much white trampled paths of snow.

To top it off, since we were sub zero all week last week, even 26º F seemed nice and warm to me as I walked across the school campus today. I only wore light gloves, a fleece jacket and maybe a scarf. (Scarf is because I have trouble breathing in the cold.)

It was a beautiful day and I thought, why don’t I set this up as a place somewhere?  A place with a generally cold climate that somehow looks beautiful all the time, with white trees and white world and a beautiful blue sky.

As a note, that is another thing to know in your writing. One week of cold weather (I’m talking under 0º F) and you’ll think 15 º F is warm and beautiful.