Blizzard of 2013 community reports

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.

3 Responses to Blizzard of 2013 community reports

  1. Steve says:

    Holy @&$($@&$!. I got up at 5 to let the dog out, but realized I’d have to get out there and shovel a path to the dogs spot. The path I shoveled lawn night for him was gone. The dog wanted no part of any paths anyway and peed on the deck and ran back to the door. It is still snowing at 6 AM. Theses are the days when I wished I lived in a loft downtown and someone else was in charge of snow disposal and I could drink coffee and read “Snowbound.”

  2. Paul@01852 says:

    I had a similar experience to Steve: The snow was over my knees (that makes it ~26″–I measured!) and the dog never touched ground until I shoveled a spot! My son’s car looks more like an igloo than a car with the snow drifted around it. Lowell plow crews must be on a break as I haven’t seen (heard) one since about 4am.