Attention professional weather prognosticators, TV meteorologists, National Hurricane Center forecasters and anyone whose number one conversation topic centers around Fourth of July weekend atmospheric conditions. Yes, that includes this nation's grandpas.
Dear January, as eager as I was to slam the door shut on 2013, I am almost as eager to do the same to you. Here's your hat, your mittens, your scarf, long johns, parka and snow boots. What's your hurry?
There are many heroes in the story of Hurricane Sandy, but we arguably owe the greatest debt of gratitude to mathematicians who wrangle massive amounts of data to improve the accuracy of our weather predictions.