On the off-chance you didn’t torture yourself with this information yesterday, a friendly reminder that while yes, logic dictates that it will stop snowing eventually—in a few months time, we’ll be writing angry blog posts about the heat—we won’t be getting a reprieve from 2014’s SuperWinter any time soon.
No, in a winter that’s already seen nearly four total feet of snow in the city (double our average, by the way), the going wisdom is that starting tonight, we’ll get anywhere from 6 to 10 inches, followed by a brutal Thursday of sleet and wintry mix (there’s a winter storm warning in effect all the way until 6am Friday morning). Here’s a look at the bleak report from the National Weather Service for Thursday (emphasis ours):
Thursday:Snow and sleet in the morning…then rain…snow and sleet in the afternoon. Precipitation may be heavy at times in the morning. Additional snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Breezy with highs in the lower 30s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Thursday Night: Periods of snow and sleet in the evening…then periods of snow after midnight. Additional moderate snow accumulation. Windy with lows in the lower 20s. North winds 20 to 25 mph…becoming northwest after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Snow isn’t really expected to start coming down until midnight tonight, but if you have any kind of ability to leave work early, stock up on whatever it is you stock up on, and make plans to work from home for the rest of the week, we’ve heard worse ideas. We’ll leave Valentine’s Day cancellations up to your own discretion. Anyway, this’ll be annoying, yes, but mostly just more of the same. And it could be worse—remember winter in 2010?
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