LOOKING LIKE A 4-DAY WEEKEND FOR SOME...
PERHAPS A 6-DAY WEEKEND FOR OTHERS?
9:45 PM Thursday update
The faculty parking lot at Dundalk High School in Baltimore County was empty on Thursday, will there be an encore on Friday? Reports are coming in that area schools are beginning to call the whole thing off. Snow is still falling, quite heavily in some areas, and our storm has (surprise, surprise) moved farther north than anyone or any computer model even alluded to. Now getting into the game are New York state, southern/southeastern New England and perhaps even New Hampshire and Maine. Thank you to everyone who posted observations today, it was fun to read. Although the calendar is waning, there is lots more winter in the pipeline, which will be the subject of a major post on Friday (pending outcome of school). I personally think the low temps, the refreezing and the redevelopment of snow will hamper the ability of school and road crews to prevent the ice from affecting travel Friday morning, so the call is... FOUR DAY WEEKEND FOR MOST MARYLAND SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO CLOSED THURSDAY IN SOUTHEAST PA, NEW JERSEY.
"JUST WHEN I THOUGHT OUR CHANCE HAD PASSED,
YOU GO AND SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST."
-Vanessa Williams, from 'Save the best for last'
10:05 AM Thursday update
WELL, IT IS FINALLY HERE. A REAL SNOWSTORM FOR THE DC / BALTIMORE I-95 CORRIDOR. We've been waiting 2 months and 3 days for this, so it is nice that Mother Nature saved the best for last. It's not a smackdown kind of snow, but we'll take 4-8 inches anytime.
Snowfall forecasts are in the previous post. Please continue to post your observations on snow or no throughout the day, especially if you are a "storm grade location" Also want to send out a special thanks to Matt, a loyal reader in somewhereville who helped me with the formatting to get the comments link reorganized in the date header.
Yes, I know that the date at the top says Friday. Only way I can preserve the comments is to move the post date ahead. Or maybe that's an omen that we'll be doing this same thing on Friday, sleeping in, blogging, watching the snow, talking about K2. If you have to be out working today in the snow, enjoy and be careful. We are going out to do a few things and I'll be back with a midday update and a discussion about K2, and/or K3.
The picture? That is the back porch of our daughter's Godmother... we call her Mumsy. She lives right next door and her flag looks much nicer than my porch, which is why I used it. If this forecast verifies for Dundalk, MD... I will post a picture of my daughter and I to celebrate our first real snow together.