However, New Englanders have the weather changing every 5 minutes.
You walk into the Post Office, "Mighty wet out there today!".
A bunch of mom's waiting to pick the kids up from school, "When, oh, when will the sun come out?".
My MIL calling from Florida, "How's the weather?".
The weather is the main common ground people have when starting a conversation. We complain about it, celebrate it, curse it and can become very animated about it. How do people in static weather states start a conversation? Do they actually talk about things that bother them? Do they talk about the fluctuating prices at the grocery store? Maybe they discuss their undergarments.
"Hey dude, what's up?"
"Actually my arthritis is flaring up, I need to mow my lawn again, my wife spent too much at the grocery store for the 8th week in a row, and these tightie whities are a little snug!"
Hmmm, yeah, maybe talking about the weather isn't so bad.