Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Mid-Winter's Day!

Welcome to Mid-Winter’s Day!  The Solstice!  The day on which Winter’s back is broken and the sun starts climbing back into the sky.. 

 "Now is the solstice of the year.
Winter is the glad song that you hear.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Have the lads up ready in a line.
Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Join together 'neath the mistletoe,
By the holy oak whereon it grows.
Seven druids dance in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Praise be to the distant sister sun,
Joyful as the silver planets run.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Ring on, ring out.
Ring on, ring out."


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Another Monday, Another Mess

Watch out on Monday, December 19, 2016.


It snowed - a lot - today.

Tomorrow it will be 50F and raining.  That means snow melt and flooding.

Then the temperature will plummet into the teens Sunday night.  All of that water in the road will turn into ice.

Expect a very slow drive Monday morning, and don't be surprised if there is an hour delay until the roads can be salted.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Monday December 12 - Late Opening

It looks like the warmer air will push the snow north of us - again.

There will probably be a late opening everywhere in Connecticut, but unless you live in the far northwest corner you will eventually have to go to school.

So do your homework.

Sorry.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016 - Do Your Homework

Because if your homework is prepared, you will be able to sit back and enjoy the snow day in Connecticut.

It is still too early to be positive, but all suggestions are that the eastern and western hills, as well as the northern half of the Connecticut Valley will receive enough snow to close schools. 

I'll put the odds of a late opening at 100%, and of school closings at over 50% as of Thursday evening.

Check back on Saturday.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More of the Same - Wednesday.

Another messy drive on Wednesday, December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day.

Expect there to be school.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

VERY Messy Monday - December 5, 2016 [Updated Sunday night]

I now think that the central Connecticut Valley schools will have a late opening on December 5.  The morning drive time will be very messy.

If driving, allow extra time.

Students, do your homework anyway.  No matter what, it will not be a good day for sandals and shorts.

Teachers  allow for the possibility of shortened classes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

First Snow!

As of right now, it looks like we will see some snow on Thursday.  It might even cover the ground.

It will not affect school.