I can judge the humidity by the texture of my Burley tobacco leaves in my garage. This morning I was putting something away and leaves were limp and soft to the touch. When humidity drops, they get as crisp as a potato chip. It likes heat and higher humidity during the color curing but then after that cool is okay but it needs the humidity to continue to cure. I may bag it tonight because it is odd to get this kind of humidity in winter.
What's Pittsburgh like, overall. I've not been there.The 1972-73 reference is interesting to me personally, I moved from Pittsburgh to Bayville and worked at Ocean County College for a year. I remember how warm that winter was - I really liked it and wondered if winters were always that warm. The next year I returned to Pittsburgh, where the winters are pretty rough. Returned to the Pines in 1993 and never left.
Interesting. I always heard Pittsburgh had good food (not that I'm a foodie, I'm not). Where in Central New York? That's isolated up there. I used to drive a friend to Johnstown NY (center-east) to see a friend. It was always snowing in the winter back then in 1978-1979.I was a grad student at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1971-72, got "an offer I couldn't refuse" from OCC that summer, they wanted me to stay after a year, it was a tough choice. Often wondered what would have happened if I did, a real estate agent was trying to sell me a house on the bay. But I felt I should complete my studies then or I never would, so I returned to Pittsburgh, where I stayed until 1979, then moved to Central NY and worked there until 1992.
I really enjoyed my years there. Lots of things to see and do, nice neighborhoods, some great schools and cultural institutions. And interesting geography, up and down hills everywhere you go. Very cold and snowy, I needed tire chains for those hills. I think Pittsburgh also has more bridges than any othe US city. Summers were very hot and humid.