New Yorker on the recent blizzard prep in NYC.

By ten o’clock, most of the streets in the boroughs had been plowed. By two, the sun was shining against the glassy facades of lower Manhattan. The lead meteorologist in southern New Jersey issued his “deepest apologies.” This Wisconsin native was back at work, underwhelmed by what the big city had to offer.

It’s a humorous article, but in general I’m all for over-preparing for possible events like these. I think humanity undervalues how fortunate we are to be so good at identifying possible weather events ahead of time. It prevents many deaths.

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