Our weather is actually orderly


Mark Twain said that "one of the brightest gems in the New England weather is the dazzling uncertainty of of it'' ....It is indeed fickle, severe, unpleasant (Twain goes on to say New Englanders kill a lot of people every year 'for writing about 'Beautiful Spring'') and, quite often, glorious. Yet  even in the face of the massive evidence of its unpredictability, I would venture to speculate that New England weather does not occur haphazardly any more than anything else in this complex but orderly universe.''

-- Judson D. Hale Sr., editor-in-chief of Yankee Inc. in an essay in Arthur Griffin's New England: The Four Seasons.