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Stephen Fybish, Weather Historian
Recorded in New York City.
Premiered March 7, 2001, on Morning Edition.

Weather isn't always small talk. Just ask Stephen Fybish. For the last 25 years, Fybish, an "avocational weather researcher and climate historian," has been studying, cataloguing, and memorizing every aspect of New York City weather from his apartment on the Upper West Side. Heat waves and cold snaps, downpours and blizzards, Fybish has seen it all -- and committed it to memory.

Produced by David Miller / Executive producers: David Isay and Stacy Abramson / Music consultants: Pete Sokolow and Henry Sapoznik. / Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to Steve Zeitlin at City Lore in New York City.


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A list of the snowiest NYC winters, compiled by Stephen Fybish

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