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

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16 Snow

Yes, you saw it. Snow on May 16th. In the brief history of Greylock Snow Day, today's snow is the latest ever recorded in Berkshire County by this venerated weather brokerage.

It's not going to accumulate, but it continues the trend of unusual weather events we've had in the past 18 months.

We will see 70s by the end of the week, so we have that going for us.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Post-Storm Recap

All in all it was a successful snowy day in the Berkshires! North Adams get the short end of the stick; Central and Southern Berkshire made out great, as did McCann. Most schools earned their first delay or cancellation of the season.

We probably should have been a little more bullish with our prediction, but you can understand why we might have set everyone up to have low expectations.

We've heard talk tonight--from the truly desperate--about the chances for black ice delays tomorrow morning. Har-dee-har-har. Not going to happen. Don't even go there--it's not worth it.

(We suppose nothing's impossible, but we'd put it in the 1-2% range.)

This storm is likely it for the winter of 2015-16. We had 5.1 inches at the GSD Home Office in Williamstown today. We're now well out out of the woods for winning the Winter With The Least Amount of Snow record. Is that a good thing or not?

We should see a return to more seasonable temperatures (in the 50s) by the end of the week, but we'll have one more day of February-like temperatures Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Mother Nature is unpredictable. You may be hearing from us again in the next few weeks.

Delays and Closings (Updated)

It's still snowing. Most school districts in the Berkshires have opted for a delay. Three school districts have changed from a delay to the full snow day. We'll see if that trend continues. We'll mark those changes in red below:


Berkshire Hills


New Lebanon, NY
Berlin, NY
Hoosick Falls, NY

Mount Greylock
Berkshire Christian


Mohawk Regional
Berkshire Country Day
Southern Berkshire
Central Berkshire

Sunday, April 3, 2016


We've got maps that you'll like:

And then there's this one:

And one more:

Most weather outlets have us solidly in the 4-5 inch range. In this slow winter, it does seem as if 4-5 predicted inches would be enough to cancel school for many students.

Berkshirites--don't get too jealous if you see many New York schools cancel tomorrow. With their rigid Regents testing schedule (late June) and the snowless winter we've had, school districts there have many days that they have to give back to students anyway. Many NY Superintendents will likely use one of those days tomorrow if its snowing at daybreak. We'll see if Massachusetts Supers get in the spirit as well.