Jan 08 2008
For the past two days it has been “unseasonably warm” here in Pittsburgh, but to me it feels unnatural. The highs have been in the upper 60s, warmer than we keep our house at this time of year. This is even more remarkable because it was 13oF five days ago.
The weather reminds me of a comment made by a young Finnish friend of ours who visited Pittsburgh in July many years ago. As we sat outdoors after dark watching a softball game under floodlights, Oüti said she had never been outdoors when it was both hot and dark. The sun hardly sets in the summer in Finland so being warm after sunset was unusual for her.
Well, this weather feels the same way. The sun set just after 5:00pm today but it feels like the end of March. By that measure, the sun should have set after 7:30pm and it would not have been both hot and dark during rush hour when I took this picture in Schenley Park.
I do appreciate that it feels good to stroll outside and that the birds sing in the morning. It just unsettles me a little.