This blog is a bit late on Saturday for some of you, but here it will still be Saturday for several hours, so I’m in time for SoCS. With that said, I ask this question:
“How do I know when to say “weather” and when to say “climate.” Short answer is that weather has to do with short term time periods like, “The weather today is pleasant.” Or even used for weeks, months, or a few years. “We have had nice weather for the last three years.” Climate relates to long term weather conditions for many years, long enough to have predictable effects.” That’s enough of that!
More important is a question of whether the weather in your home is pleasant, warm, cold, or freezing. It makes for misery when children run in from school and find unpleasant “weather.” Sometimes it takes a bit of time for them to feel the chill in the air. But they will probably notice a weather change when they hear how mom greets them. No cookies and milk today, huh? Just grab some crackers and go outside, instead? Chilly weather!
Now dad can catch on quite fast when he walks in. How fast does it take for his fair damsel to tell him to carry his shoes to the bedroom? Chilly weather! Or does she have the coffee perking at a pleasant peak, and she seems mighty perky herself and, of all things – is that cinnamon rolls? Sunny weather!
Have you noticed whether you are the one who controls the weather in your house? Do you sometimes turn the temperature control on freezing? Or how about the times you might have it set so hot it brings sweat to the faces of your house mates? Find a temperature range that is comfortable for all the living creatures in your house. Even your dog or cat and tell and appreciate the difference!