Back in the 1980s when I worked in the Flying offices, I remember overhearing then-Editor in Chief Dick Collins talking with now-Editor in Chief Mac McClellan on the phone. "It's time for the thunderstorm article again. Do you want to do it this year, or is it my turn?" Of course, given the lead time for a print magazine, this conversation took place as snow was swirling outside the window in Manhattan. (Conversely, a similar conversation about icing would take place at a time when the walk down 34th Street was a sweltering ordeal.) But every year, Flying continues to perform its civic duty by reminding pilots that weather's challenges change from season to season, and usually offering a nugget or two of specific aviation wisdom that might come in handy when you think of it on a dark and stormy night.