Science: Squirting Fogs Away

This is how age (67), distance (Boston) and position (professor of meteorology) brought Alexander George McAdie of Harvard to describe a foggy day in Manhattan in Scientific Monthly, published last week.

"Swinging up Fifth Avenue with stately steps and slow, the customary St. Patrick's Day parade had just reached the reviewing stand. Then it was that Skiron [northwest wind] turned Sassenach. Like the Assyrian of old he came down on the fold. In a jiffy he knocked off hats from every head. A thousand silk toppers of assorted vintages went tossing on the breeze....

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