Meteorologist Tom Wasula said the Weather Service in Albany has not been able to confirm if the storm can officially be called a “blizzard” in Dutchess County. He said the wind sensor at Dutchess County Airport broke last night in the storm.
Unfortunately, we can’t tell if we had a blizzard up here at my parents’ house because the winds were so powerful they broke the wind sensor.
I came only 8 cents away from winning The Awl’s “guess the price of BP’s stock six months from now” contest. But I’ll try to have a merry Christmas anyway.
(At least Abe Sauer was nice enough to give me an honorable mention.)
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The songs “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” (first recorded by Bing Crosby), “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (a hit for Brenda Lee) and “Run Rudolph Run” (recorded by Chuck Berry) were all composed by the same songwriter: Johnny Marks.
He was Jewish.