A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. -- Susan Orlean

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Delays for Thursday

We do have a ground-coating of sleet and snow at the GSD Home Office. Two percent on the True North Confidence Meter was just enough for these districts:

TWO-HOUR DELAY:

Mohawk Trail
Florida

We don't expect to see any more delays from other districts as the precipitation has moved to our east. We will see another round of showers and even moderate rain later this morning with the chance for even more showers increasing throughout the afternoon.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory for Wednesday Night

It's possible that this is the last time we'll report news of this nature for the 2014-15 winter season, but one never knows, does one.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 8 PM to 8 AM tomorrow. Spotty snow and sleet have been forecasted. Despite the upgrade from a Special Weather Statement to the WWA, we at GSD still do not think we'll have any delays or problems tomorrow morning with the commute to school.

A quick glance at the radar reveals we're are just on the edge of heavier precipitation. Any snow or sleet that falls in the Berkshires tonight will be light. Higher elevations could net an inch or two by tomorrow morning. Lower terrain could see a coating on fields and lawns. We'll put a 2% chance of a delay on the ol' True North Confidence Meter, but even that might be an ambitious prediction.

We think it will be more of a miss than a hit, but consider yourselves properly alerted and warned.

Mixed Precipitation Threat for Wednesday

The last patch of snow just melted yesterday at the GSD Home Office, but that doesn't mean we're out of harm's way just yet.

Be aware that a touch of winter could be in the air this afternoon and evening as forecasters are eyeing the potential of a period of sleet and/or freezing rain. No advisories have been announced just yet.

If it does sleet, it will likely fall this afternoon (after 2 PM) or much later tonight (8 PM). We don't foresee any major travel problems associated with this brief storm.

On a more positive note, the weekend is looking dry, and on Sunday we could hit the mid 60s.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Week of March 30: Snow Still In the Forecast

It's nearly April and we're still seeing plenty of opportunities in the forecast for snow events. All of the upcoming chances for snow will be minor and not impact school in any way, but they are still worth writing about.

Winter will just not quit. Here's what's in store this week:

*A chance of half-inch or so tonight (Sunday). The overnight snow could resemble the snow we received on Saturday. Roads will be fine (except in the higher elevation spots) but we could see it stick on the grassy/snowy areas.

*Thursday night we will see a chance at rain or snow. This threat is less clear, and if we get precipitation at all, it will be very light.

*Friday night into Saturday could be snowy. Even though the temps will hit 50+ degrees on Friday, we could see snow Friday night into Saturday morning. The models are in disagreement about this surge of moisture, so you'll have to check in later in the week for more details about it.

*Easter Sunday looks cold but precipitation free.

We still believe there will be at least one more close call for a delay or snow day before Winter is finally over.  With temps staying below average this long into March, that threat of a potent spring snow storm is higher than most years. It looks like we'll have at least two more weeks of this cooler than normal weather before a major warm-up in mid-April.

Keep those galoshes handy this week!