Snow Day! Mayor Cancels School on Thursday Ahead of Nasty Weather

A winter storm warning is in effect fro New York, and the mayor has decided to close schools on Thursday. Expect 5-8 inches of snow, very low visibility and winds of 20-30 miles per hour.

We’d normally say it’s a great day to go sledding, but the nasty conditions mean that everyone should probably stay home. While the kids are playing with play-doh, you should be watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon (not kid-friendly). Tavern on the Green also tells us they’ve got a Snow Day special — kids eat free from the kids’ menu.

Also, to prepare for a possible outage, the city advises people to:

– Charge cell phones

– Gather supplies

– Turn refrigerator/freezers to a colder setting during an outage

– Stay clear of downed power lines

– Turn off all appliances

– Keep refrigerator/freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage

– Do not use generators indoors

Photo by bagshot.

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    1. AC says:

      For those keeping track, not that we’ll come anywhere close to any of these amounts. Below are record snowfall amount totals in Central Park:

      #1 Jan. 2016 26.9″
      #2 Feb. 2006 25.8″
      #3 Dec. 1947 26.4″
      #4 Mar. 1888 21.0″

      What made the storm of 1888 more severe was the fact that the city had its utilities above ground resulting in down power and communication lines. And, more importantly, we did not have a snow removal program in place.

    2. David says:

      Global warming, in effect?