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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Forecast Map Time!

The previous two posts break down Storm Mincemeat in more detail. Click here and here for more detailed info. (We just love writing the words "Storm Mincemeat," by the way.)

We are still very excited about tomorrow's storm. We might not get a snow day out of Mincement because most schools already have an early release, but just knowing that we'll get a foot of snow and will start a four-and-a-half day weekend is cause enough for celebration. If tomorrow were a normal Wednesday, we'd be endorsing early releases 100%, and those decisions would be coming in as we write this post.

Anyone with tests tomorrow should prepare for them, just in case. You don't want to jinx it for the rest of us.

Here's one of our favorite activities at GSD: showing the range of weather maps out there. From worst to best:

Springfield Channel 22
This map from the NWS shows the probability of 8+ inches of snow; the Berkshires are mostly in the 70-80% range.
Solid; not great. Accuweather.
Weather Channel; no problems there. 
Probably about right. Channel 13 Albany




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