I met the mom of a little girl in Anna's preschool today. She's from SLC and was telling me that though they liked the area, she hates the weather. She misses rain and it just gets too hot.
Amazingly, people complain about the weather here all the time. It'll be too windy, or too "gloomy" (overcast), or will rain- which usually means a morning drizzle but will occasionally occupy most of the day. But honestly, it's between 60 and 80 degrees and sunny here ALL THE TIME. And I think there have been two days the entire time we've been here that have been so rainy we couldn't go outside. Two.
Having lived all over the country, I've seen my fair share of crazy weather all across the spectrum and let me assure you, Ventura County, California can't really compete for craziest weather patterns. It just goes to show that people aren't happy with perfection.
P.S. I didn't say anything in response to the mom's weather comments, but I did confirm my suspicions with weather.com when I got home.
Salt Lake City, UT's average highs in the summer are actually quite a bit higher than Thousand Oaks, CA's.