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Monday, February 8, 2010

Blizzard Watch

So Accuweather is forecasting a blizzard for Tuesday night/Wednesday.

The headline for the story is "New, Dangerous Blizzard for D.C., Philly, NYC and Boston."

There is the potential for a foot of snow or more from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Mass.

People should be prepared for slow or no travel as the storm intensifies upon nearing the Northeast coast Tuesday night into Wednesday. Schools will close, commerce will be impacted and accidents will occur.

Lower temperatures, strong winds and deep, powdery snow could make this the worst of the two storms even in areas that were hit hard with the last.

From a meteorological standpoint the prospect of two blizzards in less than a week for the same area is absolutely amazing! Three storms delivering over a foot of snow in one season is unheard of in some areas.

In terms of a human factors, this one may bring life-threatening conditions to the homeless in the region. Shoveling snow in the extreme cold could pose serious health risks.

Let's assume the prediction is right and a dangerous blizzard dumps a foot or more of snow along the East Coast from D.C. to Boston.

How much do you want to bet that all of the I 95 corridor cities call school Tuesday night but Klein sits all snug and warm in his Park Avenue duplex and waits until 6:30 AM to call NYC schools?

And that's assuming that he even calls it all.

New York public school chancellors and mayors hate closing the largest day care center in the country for any reason.

Even for dangerous blizzard conditions.

Guess we'll all just have to meet at NYC Educator's blog and trade snow stories!


  1. I believe they will close schools at 6am on Wednesday. They cannot take a chance that the children will be stranded in the schools.

  2. They've done it before. I've driven in during blizzards. There is no rhyme or reason as to why they do things. However, they're a little under the gun these days, so they my try to fool people that they're human and caring.

    Of course, we know better.

  3. We have events going on at our school on Wednesday that will make it very hard for me to stay home if school isn't called off. I'm hoping and praying--sincerely for safety, and not just because I'd like a day off--that school will be closed if the snow is as serious as they say it will be.

  4. I hope Chancellor Klein doesn't wait until 6 AM to call it if he indeed does call it. I have co-workers who teach first period at 8 AM, live far away and will have to leave before 6 AM if the snow is really bad.

  5. it's a shame. i hope teachers do not vote to give anything back to the doe including the 4%. this is the abomination of nyc schools under klein.

  6. Looks like they're tired of all the bad PR, and had to close the schools in advance. Now I'm worried about Thursday, which should be truly awful if the schools open.

  7. Wouldn't hell, I mean Tweed, have to freeze over for Klein and Mayor Mike to close schools two days in a row.

    This already hurts their rep for having the longest school year of any non-charter urban school district.

    I'm being slight facetious, of course, but only slightly...