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On Saturday evening as my family went out to synagogue for purim, I was astonished – driving through Schenectady there were only a few inches of snow on the ground. Now we often get more snow than lower elevations, but this time the difference was astounding – we have nearly four feet of snow on…

Three feet and counting so far. The prediction for the “upper elevations” (that would be us) is that we could get another 1-2 feet before tomorrow night. So while I am lost in meditation of the stunning beauty that surrounds me and trying to locate my woodpile, our car and the dog, all of whom…

Weather vs. Climate…Again

A lot of big snowstorms get people who do not grasp the difference between weather and climate all excited. Consider the VA Republican party who claimed in an ad last week that if it snows, we can’t have global warming. But it isn’t just the skeptics and denialists here – among the believers we routinely…

Snow Envy

So for those of you getting ready for Snowpocalypse, as the mid-Atlantic faces, gasp – a whole foot of snow, I have to tell you something. I’m jealous. I mean really, really jealous. I want your snow. A general pattern of winter storms in my area (upstate NY) is that they come down from Canada…