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

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

See You Next Fall!

The record-setting 80 degrees we hit yesterday (April 11, 2011) is the final indication that the snow season is officially over for 2010-2011. What an amazing winter it was:

*Around 100 inches of snow in the Berkshires
*Three snow days and three two-hour delays for the GSD district
*Two 18"+ storms
*Countless, edge-of-our-seat near misses
*Snow cover from December right on through March
*Over 50,000 visits to GSD

The GSD staff is now officially on vacation. We'll drop a post every once in a while if we hear any good news about the 2011-12 snow season, and we've had snow as late as May 10th around here so you just never know. For next year, the early word is that we'll be in the La Nina pattern again, which bodes extremely well for us snow lovers.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chance of a Delay for 4.4

Even though Friday's huge miss by all weather folks could have been the symbolic Death of Winter for 2010-11, GSD would be remiss if we did not report that there is an outside shot at a delay for Monday April 4th.

The storm will come in from the west and should start around 2 am. It will start as snow, and the Northern Berkshires could get three inches of snow. The problem with these early springs snows is that often the roads are too warm to allow the snow to accumulate. What is likely to occur is that we'll have 2 inches on grassy surfaces but not much to get excited about on the roads.

The snow will change to rain in the morning, so there is no chance of a snow day. As long as there's snow, GSD is committed to keeping you in the know.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wasn't Meant To Be...

Mohawk Regional cancelled school, but that is the only one within our vicinity. Looks like we'll have to suffer through a Friday. Chins up, Followers--the birds will be chirping, the sun will come out, and the leaves will start to be on the trees in no time. We'll all be happier people in June.

The Big Snow Job 4.1

It's snowing and it will continue to snow throughout the morning, but the intensity of this storm just isn't what it was cracked up to be. There was a definite note of compunction in the NOAA discussion this morning as the forecasters feel the models let them down, which let the public down.

There's an outside shot at a snow day because the Warning is still in place and because of the potential for 5-9" of snow. Unfortunately, if you look at the radar, you'll see that there's plenty of moisture to our south but it's not very intense.

So, do we just bite the bullet for a Friday and know that we won't have to tack on an extra day in June? That's what the GSD staff is thinking. A storm may be forming for Tuesday, but after this debacle, we definitely shouldn't get too excited.