First off, I am that guy who will keep his windows open when the temperature is in the 40s at night. Just me typing that makes some of you shiver, huh?
Look, after a summer where it was one of the hottest on record, my electric bill needs a break and I’m tired of sweating.
October in Cincinnati began with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Seriously? Now, having lived in Oklahoma, you get temperatures like that in the fall, but at least the humidity is low. Here, it’s sticky in October? No! No! No! I’m not the pumpkin spice type of autumn person, but I like to think I at least get to wear a hoodie by then.
I mean, just look look at the start of the month. Thankfully, it’s starting to balance out…
Now, there are pros and cons when it comes to October weather, especially as we get to the end of the month.
When I was a little kid, I trick-or-treated in several inches of snow after Pittsburgh saw a storm come through in 1993 and in 2011, I called a college football game near Lancaster, PA during a Nor’easter and had to call it outside with only a canopy to protect me, my broadcast partner and the equipment from the elements. Fun, but challenging.
This picture was taken during our short time in the press box at halftime.
If I haven’t made it clear enough yet, I love fall. Next to spring, it’s my favorite season. The heat of summer is leaving, football starts back up, good television shows are back with new episodes and if you’re like some of my friends, you’re excited that we are moving closer to Christmas.
No, I am not counting down the days. We haven’t even hit Halloween yet.