This winter has been pretty brutal already, with a long run of frigid temperatures. Yesterday, with a high of 26F felt positively balmy. Tomorrow, though, we are in for a treat, a storm known colloquially as a 'bomb cyclone', or bombogenesis- which occurs when a maritime storm picks up energy from warm ocean waters and meets up with a frigid Arctic blast moving in from the west. This combination should sound familiar to all inhabitants of the Atlantic littoral.
Here in the NYC metro area, the storm is supposed to slam eastern Long Island with up a foot of snow, snow accumulations in the city are supposed to be up to six inches. The real danger of this storm will be winds gusting up to 55mph. Mayor Bill DeBlasio opted to close the public schools for the day, a course of action which previously would have seemed unthinkable. I chalk it up to his support for working families, it would be cruel to force working mothers to scramble to provide day care on a day when they are struggling to get to work themselves.
In my neck of the woods, we are supposed to receive less snow than the city, but our president made the decision to close the office. I'm on the job already, and am prepared to hunker down for the duration. At any rate, I will probably leave the car in the parking lot and take public transportation home... if I go home.
The post title is taken from this hoary meme culture gem:
I hope I am not on the way to destruction... this isn't my first blizzard though, so my internal voice is saying 'You know you doing.'