Category Archives: weather

Go Neanderthals Go

The Neanderthal dominated Europe and Asia for almost a half-million years. This species of Man vanished from the Earth 24,000 years ago. Anthropologists once blamed the fall of the Neanderthals on their stupidity, while recent studies have revealed that the ancient men had large brains than their homo sapiens descendants and were stronger and taller […]

SNOW by Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester recorded this song in 1970. Winter was winter back in the last century. Listening to this song is as close as I’m going to get to the 20th Century on a day like this. To hear SNOW by Jesse Winchester,please go to the following URL

Big Weather on Agiocochook

This week California was pounded by a winter storm generated from distant ocean currents off the coast of Hawaii. Rain fell in torrents and ten feet of snow capped the High Sierras. At one point a meteorological observatory recorded Force 5 hurricane winds over 160 MPH. Treacherous weather to be sure, however on April 12, […]

COLD AS IT GETS by Peter Nolan Smith

Mount Washington was far from the tallest mountain on the face of the Earth, however in 1934 the summit observatory recorded the strongest measured wind on the planet at 231 mph or 372 km/hr. Winter temperatures on Agiocdochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit” regularly dropped as low as -50F. Death from hypothermia can occur […]

Colder Than Warm

President-Elect Trump is a first disbeliever of Global Climate Change and this weekend most of America is in a deep chill. Florida is the only state without any snow or ice. North Dakota is experiencing double-digit subzero temperatures. Yesterday I walked to my store with my nephew. Snow swirled along Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene. […]