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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Power Outage Delays for May 19

This isn't exactly our territory, but we have a few 2-hour delays to report this morning due to a widespread power outage in Northern Berkshire county. We'll update as is necessary this morning. 

National Grid expects power to be restored by 7:30 AM. 

2-Hour Delay:

BArT
Hancock
Mount Greylock
Williamstown
Florida
North Adams

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.