Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

snow report

I wasn't really interested in watching the eleven o'clock news last night, but I did regret that I this didn't get to see the snowfall totals. Channel 5 repeats some of its stuff, though, so the first 10 minutes of the noon news were about the weekend weather, including snowfall totals. They only did a sampling, but they listed Sharon, which is fairly close to me, and that was reported as 17 inches. That sounds about right. The plow/drift piles were up to like my waist this morning, though. (Walking to HBS thay were more like to my knees, and there wasn't much white on the sidewalks/streets.)

They also talked about what defines a blizzard and how only two towns (Providence, RI and Marshfield, MA) met it ('cause conditions have to be sustained for 3 hours).

Reporting from Weymouth, apparently they've used up all their snow money. wtf? This has been an incredibly mild winter. The newscasters had talked about how the snow fell for 17 hours (I think this was as part of the Boston reporting, but I don't imagine it varied that much across the area) and I know they have to pay the plow drivers etc. and working at night they're probably getting doubletime or whatever, but surely you have more than 17 hours allotted in your yearly snow budget.

Tomorrow's predicted high is 38 and then 46/47 for the rest of the week. Sigh.
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