While we're talking about regional seasons, I feel I should regale you all with stories of my past year in Oregon.
So, you know, when I get there it's hot and muggy with scattered clouds offering the occaisional relief. It quickly moves into full time cloudiness with the occaisional bout of rain. Oddly enough it really didn't rain very much. Meanwhile everywhere BUT the Pacific Northwest is getting inundated. Anyway, as is expected, there's almost constant cloudiness. About halfway through fall, susets disappear. It goes from gray skies and subdued lighting to dark blueish skies and dark lighting, to solid DARK dark blue skies eventually fading into black. As you could imagine, this goes on for some time. Return from Christmas break, you're lucky to get that much. Soon as the sun starts going down it totally fogs up (Kinda cool, actually. I'd never seen that much fog in my life). Eventually, as the weather warms up, we start actually getting sunsets again, the clouds are hanging around. You might expect to see the sun by noon, maybe.
Then, one day, something weird happened. I'd been up late the night before working on a paper, and I felt really odd in the morning. Not the usual grogginess, but just a bit off balance. I got up late, so I hurried down stairs to grab breakfast and head for class. I come outside in a hurry and slow to a completely stop... Something was very wrong....
I looked around a bit and it took a few seconds for it to actually register. The sky was completely devoid of all clouds, the sun was shining, and the air was totally still.
I felt like I was on another planet. I completely did not associate my campus with sunlight, especially that early in the morning. And no wind even... It was just surreal.