Too Cold, Too Hot, Too Dry

From coast to coast, nature reminds everybody who's boss

There is, of course, a scientific explanation. A stubborn high-pressure system over the Rockies is keeping warm westerly winds trapped, while Siberian air masses come trundling over the North Pole and down the Eastern seaboard. Other observers, more seasoned, merely grumble that it is the cussed contrariness of Old Man Winter pulling one of his periodic bone-chilling acts on the East Coast. In any case, the record-breaking weather of the past month was, of course, all ordained last August when squirrels gathered nuts and spiders...

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