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New York City – Metropolis at Storms' Edge

The most populous city in the United States, New York, is a storied center for a tremendous spectrum of fields, including commerce, finance, and the arts, among many other endeavors. New York is also renowned for an ever-present natural element that has at times dramatically affected its inhabitants' lives: its weather. Like its denizens, the weather of New York city is defined by variety. Sometimes inviting and tranquil in its spring and early autumn temperament, sometimes downright miserable with ceaseless summertime heat and humidity, sometimes biting in its wintry cold, and sometimes even life-threatening during powerful hurricanes and thunderstorms, New York claims one of the most diverse weather regimes of any city—large or small—in the world.

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