I know, I know. As of 7:00 pm it's still snowing. But as we've said before, get those thoughts of a second snow day out of your head this very instant. If this storm had started at 11 or 12 this morning, then you would have been looking at the first two-day snow storm since 2008.
Totals for today's storm exceeded expectation. That's a good job by you, Old Man Winter. The Borough picked up at least 20 inches, and GSD weather watchers in the Village Beautiful measured 18 inches of snow. We may even pick up another inch or two tonight, which could bring us even with the snow totals from the Dec. 26 Snow-a-thon. Two snowstorms over 18 inches in one season? Ah, just like the good old days when men were real men and women were real women.
So, dear friends of GSD, what does the meteorologists' crystal ball offer us for next week? Perhaps a dusting or an inch this weekend (but that doesn't really much matter to us, does it?). Your task, then, all you loyal followers of the flake, is to keep your eyes on Tuesday/Wednesday. For the first time this season, preliminary reports are throwing around the words "ice" and "wintry mix." Hmmm, now that would put our prediction skills to the test. Nothing to get too excited about yet, but GSD will be watching all weekend to see how the storm tracks.