Weather Melodrama

Empire Hotel photo + collage — AleXander Hirka / pxhere: background

Almost like some old radio program announcer, the news anchor’s voice is authoritative, darkly dramatic: Was that new moon that was covered by clouds a couple weeks ago the last we’ll see of a clear sky?

It was heading on fifteen days straight of constant, totally sunless, overcast skies. The media was reporting that it was record-breaking for New York City. In the last week…