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.


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

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

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

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

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