Boston Globe: September 2, 2014
Labor Day has come and gone. Autumn looms. But how can summer be over when it never really began?
If you feel cheated - where were the scorchers and leaden himid nights? - it's not you imagination. July an August really did feel more like an extension of spring than a separate season. The Boston area had but four days over 90 degrees; usually it has 10. Average temperatures for the summer were well below normal too. This, of course, followed on the heels of a cold and snowy winder that felt like it would never end. And, to top it off, the Farmers' Almanac predicts that the winter to come will be even worse than last.