“St. Louis Weather”

July 8, 2008 at 7:16 pm | Posted in Environment, Matthew Hurst, Photo Essay, stl | 2 Comments
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Snow in the Springtime

Snow in the Springtime

Ever since I was a young lad I have heard people discuss this Midwestern city’s propensity towards extreme fluctuation in weather patterns, using the aforementioned quote in the title as a colloquial shorthand for this phenomena.  Like most Midwestern cities St. Louis is indeed to rapid temperature changes which often result in pressure changes – in the summer this brings in strong thunderstorms, and in the winter a sunny day could be the precursor to cold-air snowstorms (as seen in this photograph of snow fall on a sunny spring day).  Of course I still find it curious that people in the metro area like to treat this as a local phenomenon rather than a regional in their particular attempt to describe such everyday life as part of “St. Louis Weather”…

the sun is shining on the snow
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2 Comments

  1. Me too! When I came to St. Louis everyone said “St. Louis weather”, but honestly, it’s only marginally (if at all) more crazy than the weather in my native Kansas City.

  2. […] 27, 2009 · No Comments As a recent transplant from the Midwest, I’m used to worse road conditions than we’ve seen today; I’ve driven myself through inches of snow as it falls, melts, […]


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