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2013 Starts Cold but Stormless in the Northeast

December 31, 2012; 8:22 AM ET

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It has been quite stormy recently. During the last two weeks, many places in the Northeast swung from below to above average precipitation amounts, and many places had snow. In the Philadelphia and New York City areas, the northern and western suburbs all had at least a few inches of snow, but in the cities themselves, rain spoiled the party for those wishing for snow. Now, as we get start 2013, the weather pattern looks consistently dry and chilly for the Northeast.

Here's hoping that for you, 2013 is the best year you've ever had... until 2014. In reflecting on why people are interested in weather and weather forecasts, there are many obvious reasons. But one reason, aired by the late TV weather person Herb Clarke (Philadelphia) really made an impression on me... because of its simplicity. The weather forecast is the only segment of the news program that talks about TOMORROW. I saw Herb in person only a few times, but he was always friendly and complimentary. He passed away on Jan. 9, 2012, at age 84.

I was looking for a few snow scenes yesterday, and took this picture at the edge of a snow-draped forest.

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Elliot Abrams
Elliot Abrams from AccuWeather.com offers this Northeast Weather Blog for the U.S. with regular updates on NE weather from a leading forecaster and meteorologist.