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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday

We have a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the Berkshires tomorrow between the hours of 7 AM and  7 PM.

Let's just say that there's nothing the GSD Staff likes about this storm. The two parts of it are not phasing the way we thought it would; the timing is getting later with each run of the models; and the expected precipitation totals are down.

The only redeemable quality of this storm is ice, ice, baby. So, this is all going to come down to the intestinal fortitude of the Superintendents and what they see when the look out their windows tomorrow morning.

Scenario A: they see no snow or sleet and, taking a gamble that the frozen precipitation will change to rain by the end of the school day, they elect to have a full day of school.

Scenario B: It's starting to snow when they wake up and meteorologists are still calling for snow, sleet, and freezing rain to last into the afternoon hours. It's all too risky so they cancel school.

Unfortunately, the latest info that we've gathered makes scenario A more likely. We are lowering the True North Confidence Meter.

We feel strongly that this will be an all-or-nothing storm. You'll get a full day of school or a full day off.

Maps to come later. And also information about a developing Wednesday night/Thursday morning coastal storm.

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