As far back, as I can remember, it seems as if the weather of every year is somehow considered the worst - too much flooding, too little rain, too hot, too cold, or whatever. If it’s not a drought, it’s too much rain. If it’s not a year where the number and severity of hurricanes is the worst on record, it’s an El Niño or La Niña year. If “the worst blizzard ever” didn’t hit Buffalo, it hit Chicago or Boston instead. Now, it’s global warming; in the 1970s, everything was attributed to global cooling and an upcoming ice age.
Was there ever a year where, in the United States at least, the weather was considered ideal? You know, just the right amount of rain, temperatures not too hot or too cold, the number of severe weather incidents about or below average, and so on.