This past weekend’s weather was, in a word, weird. Angelenos endured thunderstorms, lightning, flash flooding, pouring rain, light sprinkles, blazing heat, groggy humidity, clouds, and, briefly, sunshine.
Hurricane Dolores, which never hit land, created strong winds off the Eastern Pacific Coast, resulting in an almost unprecedented amount of L.A. rainfall for the month of July—and a new viral trend/conversation bit: comparing Los Angeles to other, seemingly less weather-blessed places. Here’s how it went down:
The weather in LA right now is like Illinois tornado weather
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) July 20, 2015
— GARY BROWN (@NewsVP) July 18, 2015
The Sunshine State:
— THE CONTROVERSY (@TControversy) July 19, 2015
— AAG (@youpaynow) July 19, 2015
— Matt Chin (@mattchinni) July 20, 2015
Best LA weather ever, it feels like Asia! ☺️
— Jamesina (@JamesinaR) July 20, 2015
— Rona Edwards (@RonaEdwards) July 18, 2015
East Coast Vibes:
I think LA and NY traded weather 😂🔥
— zach (@theKarNashians) July 20, 2015
Why does it feel so humid in LA!? This is some Boston weather. When I say I miss the east coast, the humidity is NOT what I'm referring to.
— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) July 20, 2015
The Steamy South:
Look, we’re not used to these roller coaster-like changes in temp, so it’s understandable that Angelenos didn’t reach an overwhelming consensus on which locale it most felt like outside. We looked it up to be sure and… want to know who won the comparison game? Steamy Southerners!
Data analysis shows this weekend’s L.A. weather most closely matched that of Charleston, West Virginia! Both cities averaged temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s with high humidity and rainfall. Take us home, country road!