I reverently believe that the Maker who made us all makes everything in New England but the weather. I don't know who makes that, but I think it must be raw apprentices in the weather-clerk's factory who experiment and learn how.... In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four-and-twenty hours.
Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910), U.S. author. Speech at the New England Society's 71st Annual Dinner, New York City. "The Weather," Mark Twain's Speeches, ed. Albert Bigelow Paine (1923).