And throughout the spring season, temperatures hovered in the 40s and 50s with some nights dipping into the high 20s with light snowfall
I wasn’t focused at all on the weather when I was young and in college. I didn’t really care if there were hurricanes poised to hit my area or if we were going to have freezing temperatures overnight and into the following morning. Whenever I wasn’t at home letting my parents worry about these things, I was safe in my dorm room at school letting the college administrators worry about them. Hurricane Sandy came and went during this time, and I only vaguely remember some tropical storm strength weather before the storm headed northward toward New York, New Jersey, and New England. I had a friend living in Brooklyn at the time and he told me that the bottom levels of his apartment building flooded from storm surge. They had to shelter in place for two days until the water levels receded enough where they could get out safely and get to a shelter. These days I’m constantly checking my weather app, especially during severe storm season. It’s not just hurricanes and tropical storms, we will get a storm cell off the ocean that picks up serious strength from the warm water before blasting us with wind and rain when it comes ashore. These storms will often yield tornadoes and waterspouts. While we experienced the start of storm season, we were still experiencing winter weather in early spring. And throughout the spring season, temperatures hovered in the 40s and 50s with some nights dipping into the high 20s with light snowfall. I had to use the heating system more this year than in any of the prior four years living in this house.