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Mother Nature Smack Down

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Posted: February 6, 2014
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What is going on this winter? This week alone, NYC expects three snowstorms. And so far, two of them have been pretty miserable–producing the wet, slushy, icy snow that makes commuting hell. Seriously. There were articles dedicated to “NYers Battle Rapidly Expanding Slush Puddles” on Gothamist and “The Newest Olympic Event for New Yorkers: Puddle Jumping Through the Slush” from the New York Daily News. These may seem silly, but if you’ve ever tried to cross the street through one of the lakes of brown, snowy water, you feel like you’ve taken your life or at least your dry feet in your hands. Do you jump over the water? How deep is it? Are your snowboots up to the task?
 
To make matters worse, there’s been a news story floating around that New York City will be blanketed by snow this weekend– over two and a half feet of the white stuff. That prediction strikes fear in the heart of anyone performing a show. Audiences do not like to trek out in a big storm. Even though we’re in an era when every storm has a name, it seems that this prediction is false. Thank goodness. I cannot even imagine what the slush puddles would be in the Big Apple received 30 inches of snow. According to Slate, the misinformation comes from an old article, and not some new-fangled meteorology center. I, like the rest of you, breathe a sigh of relief.
 
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I know we’ve got a lot of winter still left ahead of us. Even Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck–groundhogs with such knowledge–predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day. But, it would be nice to avoid 30 inches of snow any time we can.
 
Stay warm and dry New Yorkers. We’re in this together. Six more weeks. We can make it.



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