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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Winter Storm Watch for Sunday Night & Monday Storm

The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Berkshires. The Watch period begins at 10 PM Sunday and ends at 6 PM Monday. As far as timing goes--one of the key criterion the staff looks at when we forecast a snow day--we're in a much better place today than we were yesterday.

Here's a great map of predicted snow totals (by midnight on Monday):


This map suggests that a snowfall of 8-10 inches is on the way for Monday, which is more than enough to cancel school. The Monday after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday anyway; perhaps we'll get to know what that really feels like.

Two things for you to do today: 1) vote for this storm's name; 2) cover your face when you go outside.

6 comments:

  1. Since the Weather Channel is calling this storm Linus, you should go with something like Lucy or Snoopy.

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  2. Or Vince Guaraldi, the composer of Linus and Lucy :-D

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  3. Or Vince Guaraldi, the composer of Linus and Lucy! :-D

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  4. we were wondering where the name choices came from for this storm?? We vote for Storm Snoopy!!

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  5. They're all words that can be preceded by "storm." "Breaker" wins for obscurity and "Iness" for cleverness, but can't beat "Stormtrooper!"

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