The title says it all! Indeed, the winter of 2017-18 will be remembered for extraordinary swings in temperature and in snowfall, from windy sub-zero and a half-foot of snow to 50 degrees and flooding - all in two days. In Maine, they correctly have the saying “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”, which, because the Jet Stream descends so close to the earth, it is really no exaggeration. Our motto in the southeast Catskills and Hudson Valley this winter could be “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day or two” because that’s been exactly the case here, with violent, extreme swings - and we’re only halfway through the season! At least the days are getting distinctively lon

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