A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. -- Markus Zusak

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Snow Showers Possible (April 15)

Spring is in full swing, which of course means in this neck of the woods that it could snow at any moment.

Torrential rain is on the menu for the ides of April* today (at least an inch of rain), but we do want to pass along that we could see snow later tonight as the cold front passes through. The temps in the 70s we've enjoyed the last few days will be a thing of the past, as temps will plummet into the 30s tonight. Any snow shower activity will be brief, but a few intense snow squalls are possible.

We'll see 40s for Wednesday and Thursday, and then we'll finally get back up into the 50s on Friday.

The long-range forecast for Massachusetts's vacation week (NY is off this week) looks decent: mid 60s and plenty of sun.

*See comment section--thanks for the heads up!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

One-Hour Delay for Mt. Greylock (April 1)

It's no joke...buses will be running one hour later this morning for Mt. Greylock.

We'll get to the bottom of it as soon as we learn more information. Our only weather-related thought is there are patches of black ice out there. But there could also be problems at the bus company instead.

More later...


Monday, March 31, 2014

Delays for March's Last Day

Right on cue, Central Berkshire called in its third 2-hour delay in less than two weeks early this morning.

The bulk of the frozen precipitation is falling in mid-County and South County. A few schools in New York have called in delays, but we don't expect to see too many more announced this morning.

The list:

CENTRAL BERKSHIRE -- 2-hour delay

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory for Monday 3-31

It's been a week since we've had update you about winter weather headed our way, but we have a serious chance of delays tomorrow morning as the rain storm we're experiencing today will change to sleet and freezing rain (and possibly snow) overnight, making tomorrow's commute messy.

Widespread Advisories.

The NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of the Berkshires until 11 AM tomorrow. You should definitely be alert tomorrow morning to the possibility of delays. Higher elevation communities will receive more ice than the rest of us, so Central Berkshire and Adams-Cheshire have a better chance than the rest of us. Central Berkshire benefitted from their elevation last Friday with the 2-hour delay.

Driving today (Sunday) shouldn't be an issue, but it will get icy after midnight.

We'll update later if events warrant it.