As we are under a light freeze warning on the South Shore away from Lake P and I’m feeling a little guilty whining about our cold when other parts of the country have it sooo much worse. The Blizzard of 2016 has left 2-3 feet of snow over the big cities of the Northeast even closing down all the shows on Broadway. Most air travel has been grounded all day and hundreds of thousands are dealing with major inconveniences that will last through tomorrow. Kudos to both the Euro & GFS computer models that accurately predicted to amounts & locations 2-3 days ahead of time. There should have been no one saying…”I didn’t think it would be this bad”. Not all storms are so well behaved and there will be times when the public will have to be over warned for safety’s sake. But for this storm, the models nailed it. The active El Nino storm pattern is not over and I expect several more big snow storms to come during the next 4-6 weeks. Remember the Super Storm of 1993 didn’t come until the second week in March. After the record warm December, Old Man Winter is just starting to roll.
Locally, Sunday morning will be our coldest before a rapid warm up has us flirting with 70 by Monday PM. Mid week could turn stormy again before more cold arrives for late week. Our focus will be on the parades next weekend which look to start our mild & dry Friday & Saturday. Too soon to know beyond that. Stay tuned!