September 02, 2022

Say Goodbye to These Annoying Things About St. Louis Summer


It's hot. We're hot. You're hot. The humidity is making it way hotter. Can anyone turn the AC on? Will we get a flash flood that makes it cooler out but ruins our home in the next four hours? There's just so much that goes into summer in St. Louis that is downright annoying — and has potential to threaten our lives. Instead of being sad the long days are behind us, we should look forward to things we won't miss about summer in St. Louis.
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The rowdy drunkards on float trips who blast country music and clog rivers.

The rowdy drunkards on float trips who blast country music and clog rivers.
The stifling humidity.

The stifling humidity.
The relentless mosquitoes and coming back in with at least four bites that will itch until at least next summer.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / @turkletom

The relentless mosquitoes and coming back in with at least four bites that will itch until at least next summer.
Feeling compelled to seize the summer by claiming a patio table when it's actually 110 degrees, there's no shade in sight and everyone is secretly longing for a cool fall happy hour indoors.
Holden Hindes

Feeling compelled to seize the summer by claiming a patio table when it's actually 110 degrees, there's no shade in sight and everyone is secretly longing for a cool fall happy hour indoors.
The amplified smell of rotting garbage in alleyways.
RYAN KRULL

The amplified smell of rotting garbage in alleyways.
Getting into your car and finding it’s a 200 degree oven.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / @dharger9475

Getting into your car and finding it’s a 200 degree oven.
Traffic backed up for miles outside the Zoo every single weekend.

Traffic backed up for miles outside the Zoo every single weekend.
Lack of parking downtown during events or Cardinals games.
Bonus point: Being the pedestrian walking miles in the heat to attend an event or game because every parking garage is full.
Reuben Hemmer

Lack of parking downtown during events or Cardinals games.

Bonus point: Being the pedestrian walking miles in the heat to attend an event or game because every parking garage is full.
Wild youths running rampant downtown and stirring trouble.
Screengrab via Facebook

Wild youths running rampant downtown and stirring trouble.
Torrential rains flooding vulnerable neighborhoods.

Torrential rains flooding vulnerable neighborhoods.