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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Winter Weather Advisory for Tonight

NOAA has announced a Winter Weather Advisory for all of the Berkshires, with snow, sleet and freezing rain to impact our area this evening. Don't get too excited, though, as only a few inches of snow will fall tonight.

Of course the first question is: will this minor storm impact the length of the school day? The official GSD position is that a few schools tomorrow have a chance of a delay, but most schools will have a full school day. Districts with schools in higher elevations and schools in North County will have the best chance of earning the coveted first delay of the year (!).

The snow should start during the evening commute. Extra cautious schools could postpone athletic events and arts performances this evening.

The changeover to sleet and freezing rain will take place after midnight. The longer the temperature stays below 32 degrees at the ground, the better chance we will have for widespread delays tomorrow. You should be rooting for the cold air to stay in place this evening.

We'll have a few maps and discussion about the heavy rain on Thursday later today.

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