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Nov 24th 2012 4:28PM In the popular imagination, it will always and forever be January 1977 in Buffalo, a twilight zone where, starting at the city line, there is only one season instead of four and permanent snowdrifts stand ten feet high.
I am here to tell you that you can retire the "harsh winter" stereotypes along with everything else you thought you knew about Buffalo. Mother Nature, with a hefty assist from climate change, is now dumping Buffalo's winters on everyone else. We have rosebushes blooming in December, cafes with tables and chairs out in January, winter festivals canceled due to lack of snow in February, and 80F days in March. These are real-life events that have occurred over the last decade. I am increasingly able to bike to work year-round on dry pavement.
Oh, and New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Boston? Really sorry about all that snow.
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