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Summer Heat Or How Have I Not Melted Yet?

I may be forced to write quite a few posts about the New York heat this summer because, well, it has overwhelmed me to the core. It is overwhelming to feel like you’re melting every time you go outside and, even when inside, if you don’t turn on the air conditioning. It’s overwhelming to walk… Read more »

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April Showers (And Not Much Else)

The old adage says that April showers bring May flowers but lately I’ve been seeing too much of the former. In New York, it’s been a very cold and murky last few months — I am so ready for the flowers to come out and for the weather to get even a little warmer.  

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The Snowstorm, Part Deux

  Ah, New York. As predicted by many weatherpeople everywhere, the morning started out with a heavy bout of snow. You could (and many did!) call it a snowstorm, even. I worked from home and stepped out just long enough to capture this glorious sign of early spring. For West Coasters like me, a storm… Read more »

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That Kind of March Day

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cols: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens   Today was just that kind of day. The wind brought pellets of snow crashing against the window of my office in the morning… Read more »

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The First East Coast Blizzard: Snow Stories

In a blizzard, everything takes longer. Getting dressed means pulling out the thermal tights, extra jacket and second pair of socks. Walking a few blocks feels like a genuine workout because taking each step also entails pushing aside lumps of snow. Even for those who have wisely chosen to stay within the confines of their own homes, plans to do things like answer… Read more »