Forecasters issued a blizzard warning for the east coast of the state ... effective from 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. They warned of a potentially dangerous combination of northeast winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 45, and snow falling at 2 to 3 inches per hour.
Parking ban will go into effect.
Boston Public Schools will be closed.
Non-essential employees are directed to stay home.
Businesses are asked to consider having employees work from home, particularly as the heaviest snowfall is expected during the morning commute.Oh, to be non-essential.
Mostly because I'm just sitting here, looking into the black, waiting for 2 a.m. and for the snow to start, as if I didn't have to go to work not too many hours from now, half-hoping the blizzard will be wicked enough to intimidate the #9 bus drivers, perhaps, but knowing that unlikely, and that if I hadn't scheduled a conference call for 11 a.m. it wouldn't possibly have mattered if I were to stay cozy under the covers with my coffee and my WBUR and my cats until maybe the after noon, since our office manager decreed that my co-workers and I could "use our best judgment" on whether or not or when we came in, and I know what my best judgment would be if my other judgment hadn't already made decisions that made it essential for me to sway through yet another blizzard in the tallest building in Boston.
Day 11 of 31: 1.96
January Total: 22.36