Sunday, February 12, 2006

Blizzard 2006

Mild winter, but finally received something worthy of the word "storm". Got about 15 inches here. Not a trifling about, but did we really need to have 6 hours of "storm force" coverage on all the news affiliates. Was providing comments like, "This snow appears to be light and fluffy" or "Home Depot is sold out of shovels" really need to preempt Meet The Press, the only good show on TV? I think the reality is that these stations invest so much in their weather teams that they need to justify their existence by rolling them out during a storm.

NYC had the highest snow total in its history. Amazingly, Bloomberg says that it will be business as usual in NYC come Monday. Boston, on the other hand, is keeping schools closed and I believe some government offices. I don't want to get started on how I think Boston is a dying city (population loss, high cost of doing business, departure of corporate HQ's, inept political establishment), but come on, how can we not be ready a full 15 hours after an intense, but not historic snowfall?

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