For 84 years, a Long Island man has reported the weather

By James Barron New York Times News Service Published Aug 6, 2014 at 12:02AM
D.L. Hendrickson via New York Times News Service Richard Hendrickson surveys the Atlantic Ocean during a storm around 1930 in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The National Weather Service recently named an award for Hendrickson, whose 84 years of data collection ó all from his familyís farm on Long Island ó make him the agencyís longest-serving volunteer ever.
Nicole Bengiveno / New York Times News Service “There aren’t words that can tell you the beautiful condition of the sky,” says 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson.