The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for most of Eastern Massachusetts beginning at noon today,
when a severe winter storm is expected to begin dumping 15 to 20 inches of snow on the region, likely bringing highway
gridlock, power outages, and coastal flooding in its wake.
National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said sustained winds of 35 miles per hour are likely to make
visibility so limited that people should stay home if at all possible. The warning applies to all of Massachusetts east
of Worcester, except for Cape Cod.
“It’s going to be heavy snow,’’ said Dunham, stationed at the weather service’s Taunton office. “Sometimes you
refer to this kind of snow as ‘heart attack’ snow,’’ because it is so heavy for people to shovel. He said the storm
may cause power outages and he urged people to keep batteries, portable radios, and other necessities on hand.
He predicted the morning commute tomorrow will be a nightmare.
I am not homesick today.
The grass is green, the sun is shinning and Merry and I are going to the beach.