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

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Brace for the Cold

The shot of snow we got from the coastal New England blizzard is now over. At the GSD Home Office, we have measured 4.1 inches of very fluffy powder.

Now all that's left to do is watch that thermometer as it creeps lower and lower over the evening hours. We will bottom out at -13 degrees on Monday morning. Egads.

The winds have picked up and there's significant blowing snow to deal with as you're out on the roads. Road conditions will be sub-optimal throughout the day because of the constant swirling snow.

This is what most of Boston looks like as of Sunday morning. Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe.
We have a Staff member in Boston this weekend to check out the blizzard. He reports about 9 inches of snow with wicked winds, as they say in those parts. (Gusts up to 65 mph are expected!) Getting around Boston is hard enough as it is without 5-foot snowbanks on both sides of the street. If you were thinking of heading to Beantown during vacation, you might want to wait until April vacation for that mission.

Back to the Berkshires...

Most of the computer models are taking the Tuesday/Wednesday storm out to sea, but a recent model run has moved the storm more northerly. Hopefully that trend will continue for all those Central Berkshire students who have to go to school on Wednesday. We don't have a lot of confidence that this storm will pan out, but we believe in the power of positive thinking and will do our best to get it to our area.

Take care in the cold today and tomorrow!

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