Ive been watching the weather past couple of weeks here in the NE part of the country. I live in Pa. Are we just in a weird cycle of weather that has brought a lot of instability and overall nasty weather for the GA pilot of a small single or is this just how fall is? From a non-aviation standpoint it seems just wetter and more windy. From an aviation standpoint it is seems a lot more inhospitable. Lots of LLWS, turbulence, icing. You name it. I like to do a weather brief for fun on my common destinations for an IFR flight probably twice a week. I find it a good learning experience. But also sobering as the last couple of weeks, there has what seems little opportunity for a 182 to go places without icing protection.