Coldest summer in decades, brings fear of another harsh winter

As the summer comes to a close we look back on one of the coolest summers we have had in a while. Temperature rarely ever made it over 90 degrees, according to the Jennifer Bain and Sophia Rosenbaum article Summer 2014 is the Coldest in a decade, “Only four days have hit 90 degrees this summer, three in July and one in August, with the hottest temperature on the books clocking in at 91.” As we start to edge closer to the beginning of fall, should the residents be concerned that a mild summer could mean another dreadful cold summer?

Did the cooler summer weather have any affect on the air conditioner/fans and outdoor equipment sales in the Poughkeepsie area? To get that information I talked with the manager of Home Depot, “I did not see any dramatic drop in sales with outdoor and air conditioning units.” Jorge the manager continued, “Due to the cooler summer we actually lower on all that equipment so we were still making the sales of that equipment.” I also asked him about how Home Depot is looking to capitalize on the predictably harsh winter vastly approaching, “In preparation for the anticipated cold winter, Home Depot has started to stock up on heaters.” Though Home Depot did not see the cooler summer as a big issues, they did lower the prices of the units. Mean they still recognized it was a cooler summer and looked to lower their prices to accommodate to its customers.

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