Years from now I hope when I read the headline of this post I don’t have to ask, “Which one?” As I write at 7am on Friday, February 8, 2013, it’s 24 degrees outside and scattered snowflakes have been falling since 5am. Yesterday, cancellations started rolling in: almost every school in the state has pre-emptively closed for today and government offices including the courts and the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds all will close at noon today. The MBTA and commuter rail cease operations at 3:30pm. The weather forecast I just watched on NECN reported that the heaviest snow will begin at about 4pm today with a foot on the ground by midnight. The snow will continue through the night with another foot falling by 10am tomorrow when the snow should begin tapering off. All forecasters put Lowell squarely in the 2 feet of snow zone. I don’t remember the last time we saw that much snow fall at one time.
As today and tomorrow pass, please come back to this post and give us updates from around the region of what you’re seeing, hearing and experiencing.