SNOWFALLS ARE NOW JUST A THING OF THE PAST.
Shot: “In Virginia, the weather also has changed dramatically. Recently arrived residents in the northern suburbs, accustomed to today’s anemic winters, might find it astonishing to learn that there were once ski runs on Ballantrae Hill in McLean, with a rope tow and local ski club. Snow is so scarce today that most Virginia children probably don’t own a sled.”
—Robert F. Kennedy Jr., September, 2008.
Chaser: “A potentially historic snowstorm churned Friday toward the eastern United States, where it is expected to transform into a massive blizzard that could bury the nation’s capital and other large cities under more than two feet of snow.”
—“Mid-Atlantic Blizzard Could Make ‘Legitimate’ History,” NBC, today.
(Headline via the London Independent in 2000.)
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