Tuesday precipitation brought us all together again in 2019, with folks from Twitter, healthcare, work, and beyond taking notice of the water droplets on their windshields or their Tuesday raincoat necessities. #TuesdayRain is here to stay, it seems. The first two Tuesdays of 2020 have followed the precedent thus far.
2018 provided lofty goals, ending the year with 29 Tuesday precipitation events involving rain and snow. Admittedly, I had my doubts that we could surpass those numbers in our 2019 southern New England / Boston Tuesday-rain-tracking calendar, particularly given that March 2019 was a “dry Tuesday” month. However, an end of the year Tuesday precipitation rally yielded big results; we concluded 2019 with 31 total Tuesday precipitation events! In our geographical region’s recent history, it is more likely than not to precipitate on Tuesdays.
As we collect more Tuesday data, it has been interesting to compare the calendars from different years. Often, similar trends appear in the respective months. For example, May 2018 and 2019 both experienced 3 Tuesday precipitation events, while October 2018 and 2019 each logged 4 Tuesday rain storms. Often, the precipitation events occur around the same dates in these successive years.
At the risk of sounding corny, I have enjoyed the simplicity of shared human connection through #TuesdayRain endeavors. A single umbrella or snowflake emoji, a coworker pointing at the window in awe of the weather, a trend that my friend, Krissy, and I will always be happy that we discovered together- all of that brings joy to the weekly routine of life. Thirty-one precipitation events will be a tough bar to raise in 2020, but here’s to many more.
*November Calendar photo credit: “Sunrises & Sunsets 2019 12 Month Calendar” imported by Greenbrier International, Inc.