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Below-Average Temperatures Leave Some With Summertime Sadness

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The area is on track for our coolest summer since 2009, but that's leaving some people with seasonal depression, CBS 2's Cindy Hsu reported.

Staten Island high school seniors Gabriell Vinci and Antoinette DiStefano said summer is going by way too fast.

"It's very depressing," Vinci said.

Even though summer is only  halfway over, Donna Barnes said she is feeling the frantic rush.

"I have to admit, I've got a little bit of a panic of like there's so many things that I wanted to do that I haven't done yet," Barnes said.

Barnes said she is trying to slow things down with pictures; she snapped one of the green trees in Central Park during the summer in the same spot she took a picture of snow-covered trees back in February.

Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert said this year's summer sadness has a lot to do with the weather.

"Following the long, cold winter, they just expected a really long, hot summer, so they're not seeing that," Alpert said.

As CBS 2 reported, this July was the coolest one the area has seen in five years and so far, there have been no heat waves.

Back-to-school sales are already in full swing and best friends Anya Milberg and Lyla said they feel the summer rush.

"It goes really fast because then suddenly you're back at school and then you're like, 'Oh no, winter is coming, it's going to be so cold,'" 10-year-old Anya said.

Candice Hoyes said she is feeling it too, especially with her daughter growing up so fast and at summer day camp for the first time.

"It does feel shorter, it feels like it flew by," Hoyes said.

Meanwhile, children like James keep dreaming and told CBS 2 he wants the summer to last a whole year.

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