AccuWeather

No snow is low, but banning balloons would really blow

By GREGORY ZELLER // Humbug! Chances are low that Long Island will experience a white Christmas in 2019, according to expert forecasters, while another elemental disappointment may scrub a big part of the national Thanksgiving tradition. With about one month to go before Santa’s snow-equipped sleigh comes screeching to a halt on regional rooftops, national forecast modeler AccuWeather is predicting no late-December snow for the Eastern Seaboard. Technically, a “white Christmas” requires at least one…


No. 377: Loosing fateful lightning, reshaping SBU’s innovation ecosystem and (sadly) remembering the Islanders fisherman

  That happened fast: Welcome to Friday, dear reader, and welcome to February – one month down already! It’s Feb. 1 out there, which means a) Tom Brady is gearing up somewhere for another ill-gained Super Bowl, and b) It’s National Freedom Day in the United States, honoring Abraham Lincoln’s signing of a resolution that later became the slavery-busting 13th Amendment. Not coincidentally: It’s also the start of U.S. Black History Month, so designated by…