Why New York’s Snowstorms Are Growing—Along With Warming Winter Temperatures

“People would be out ice skating in the city as a regular after school activity,” McGowan said. Over the past several decades, he has noticed that it’s become harder and harder to skate outside in backyard rinks or the lakes peppered around the city—it just hasn’t been cold enough.

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Snowman sits in a field with the skyline of New York City in the background, from a park in Jersey City, New Jersey. James McGowan fondly remembers ice skating every winter while growing up in Flatbush, Brooklyn. It was during the 1950s and 1960s, when his dad used to […]


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