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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wintry Mess for Wednesday Morning

It's great to be back, isn't it? Probably the worst thing about the return to school/work after the Thanksgiving weekend is the hunger. You know how over the last few days you snuck that extra bite of pumpkin bread or leftover pie right around 10 AM just to take the edge off? Well, today you're going cold turkey (pun fully intended) and will have no impromptu snack break. You'll just have to wait for your little box of time to eat lunch, which is almost inhumane if you think about it too long.

Fortunately, we have a situation in the works that might keep your mind off your holiday hunger pangs. There's a mess of a system moving our way for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. At the moment we think we'll see a light snow fall on Tuesday night (1-3") and then a period of sleet and freezing rain as we move toward daybreak. Eventually, we'll have rain on Wednesday, but the GSD Staff is curious just how messy the roads will be on Wednesday.

Ultimately, our confidence is low on this one because the overall amount of moisture is not very high. But we will suggest the possibility of a delay by raising the True North Confidence Meter to 33%. Per guidance from NOAA, it sounds like we'll see a Winter Weather Advisory for the Berkshires in the next 24 hours. This is mostly because of the threat of icy weather.

A futurecast map of our chance of getting freezing rain. This map is as of noon on Wednesday. It might not be much but it could be enough to impact the morning commute on Wednesday.
We've got our eye on this one so you don't have to. Check in later tonight or early tomorrow for any new developments.

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