I have a new policy, which I enacted (somewhat awkwardly) for the first time yesterday:
Whenever the topic of conversation turns to the weather, and it doesn’t include a tornado, hurricane, major snow event, or similar weather anomaly, I leave the room if at all possible.
We all have the current weather conditions and the weekly forecast for anywhere in the world on our phones. We have maps with Doppler radar imaging that allow us to track storm systems with the accuracy of a meteorologist.
We don’t need to talk about the weather anymore.
I’d rather converse with a mean-spirited, overly aggressive New York Jets fan than someone who is tedious, and nothing strikes me as more tedious than a needless conversation about the weather.