Here’s the thing about February weather in central Ohio: it not only sucks, but you really can’t dress for it.
The weather is just too unpredictable, and variable. You leave your house in the morning and it’s reasonably warm, which means you can’t wear your heavy winter overcoat because you’ll just get too damned hot on your way in to work. But while you’re at the office the temperature plummets, the winds kick up, and by the time you’re walking home in the dark in that by now too-light raincoat, snow flurries are being blustered about by a brisk wind, the chill factor is down in the teens, and your face is raw and red against the cold. That’s exactly what happened today.
Of course, the reverse is true, too. Last week we had a day where the morning started out cold, but as the day progressed the temperature rose about 30 degrees, and then it started raining. So what do you do? Dress for the rainy weather, and freeze your keister off in the morning? Or, bundle up in the morning, only to lug around soggy, overheated outer garments that night?
There’s a reason the snowbirds leave Ohio in February. The weather here just blows. And rains. And snows. And just about everything else you can think of.