Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Weather Amnesia: It's a Real Disease!

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2007 at 3:28 PM

With temperatures dipping into the thirties and winter jackets being pulled out of the closets and studiously checked for moth bites, it appears that winter has fallen suddenly upon us. [Insert your favorite expletives here.] Why don’t we remember it being so cold before? Why don’t we remember the way the wind bites our faces and the chill makes us feel as if our skulls are giving birth? The answer, it appears, is a largely unknown affliction called “weather amnesia.” It's considered a mental illness whereby one forgets how depressing last year’s winter was so they can more easily embrace the new -- kinda like a built-in survivalist tactic for weird people. And according to meteorologist Christopher Towe, it’s a real disease. “I think in order to live in Ohio, you have to have developed it,” he says. “Otherwise we’d all be living on the Gulf Coast.” Towe, one of the few Ohioans who has not succumbed to this ailment — “if a meteorologist suffers from it, he needs to find another job” — reminds us that even with global warming thing, last year’s weather was pretty shitt, in case you're getting delusional about it. “It was cold,” he says. “There were ice storms, branches were snapping off of trees. It wasn’t fun.” Remember? -- Rebecca Mesier

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.