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Yesterday's storm dumped four inches of snow on the city, bringing the total for the month to one foot so far, well over the average of 1.3 inches for this time of year. The back-to-back storms have also raised questions of a salt shortage. The state supplied an emergency shipment of 2,000 tons to the city yesterday, but the city says it will have arranged for enough salt to get through the storm expected this weekend. The city has seen a higher-than-average 40.3 inches this winter so far, but the winter of 1995 saw 75.6 inches. Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to have grown accustomed to speaking about snow, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls the storms the "new normal" as we enter a new era of climate change.

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