Yes, February was a brutal, cold month

Yes, February was a brutal, cold month

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It’s colder […]

Old Man Winter blasts the South again

Old Man Winter blasts the South again

A swath of the South was feeling the effects of another round of winter weather Thursday morning. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain was expected to fall from north Texas through the Gulf Coast states and into the Carolinas and Virginia. In addition, this system may bring severe thunderstorms to parts of […]

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

A sign of the times in weather forecasts

They were hanging on his every word — and gesture, body movement, and definitely the facial expressions. Jonathan Lamberton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sign language interpreter, is getting a blizzard of attention for his highly animated ways that were on full display during recent weather briefings. Standing a short distance away as […]

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Baby, it’s gonna be cold outside

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead with residents to check on their neighbors. A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for much of the Northeast for Wednesday into Thursday warns of […]

Threat of snow shuts down federal government

Quick decisions to shut down the hall of government usually bring barbed observations.

Threat of snow shuts down federal government

It doesn’t take much snow to shut down the federal government in Washington and with forecasts calling for between four and eight inches of the white stuff in the National Capital Region Tuesday the powers that be pulled the plug on all “non essential” personnel The federal government says its offices in the Washington area […]

Cease & desist

The New Year brought a “cease and desist” letter from a Colorado attorney who works for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. We were to stop referring to “champagne powder” snow without referencing it as a trademark of his company. At first I thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. On Dec. 9, one of the […]