Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats.
There’s something off about the seasons. Don’t you feel it? Haven’t you sensed, these past few years, that things haven’t been right? Slowly, slowly, the weather’s changing as the world is shifting.
I know that sounds like paranoia. But I’ve lived in this valley for pretty much my entire life, barring a few years here and there, and I suppose I’ve become attuned to the rhythm of the seasons. When the season and the weather don’t match up, I get twitchy. I don’t like it. Everything feels wrong.
Everything has felt that way for about five years, now.
It’s not just that we’ve had more extreme weather, though we have. Tornadoes never used to come around that often — now we have more watches, warnings, and actual funnels on the ground than I can ever remember. Connecticut has established an extreme weather task force, something we didn’t need in the past, to deal with this new reality.
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