Sunday, February 07, 2010

iSnow Report

Snow for omni-wonks: All the Pittsburgh snow history you need in one place:

Snow for political wonks:

Just plain old more snow?!  We seem to be right under where they place the word "intensifies":

Snow for policy wonks..  is this an issue around here?

Snow for economists:

Snow for physicists:

Snow for historians.... this is getting a bit ridiculous.  The history of snow removal:

With all that I began to wonder whether things would be open for school/work/etc on Monday.... but then I saw that the paper was delivered.


Anonymous johnnyg said...

Lucky Dog. We haven't seen mail or newspaper since Friday--and our roads in Forest Hills, as always, are clear. Big shout out to the excellent public works employees of the Borough!

If you call the P-G, there is a recording stating that it has given its carriers the "option" of not delivering the paper. You, apparently, have a very dedicated carrier who deserves a big tip come renewal time.

Sunday, February 07, 2010 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous johnnyg said...

A sad addition to your history list is the "Children's Blizzard" of 1888 that struck with sudden and terribly debilitating swiftness just as many children had been released from school following a relatively warm January thaw. Over 100 children perished in the storm. The National Meteorological Service--the direct forebear of today's National Weather Service--was established by Congress in the wake of the Blizzard. David Laskin has written a poignant book about the catastrophe entitled "The Children's Blizzard".

Sunday, February 07, 2010 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

Schools are closed Monday, at least in Pittsburgh. I could probably get out today without much trouble, but I'm going to take-up the Bishop's dispensation. We still haven't seen a city plow, nor have the streets that get to the nearby school.

Sunday, February 07, 2010 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger joe said...

..Measuring 23" on the ground out in the North Boroughs up country, no power still, lots of trees down. Houses a couple hundred yards in each direction have power back, so hoping we're next. Just resorted to the borrowed generator to charge the batteries and plug in for awhile to watch the game, have been getting buy cooking on the wood stove.

Thanks for the history link Chris -- and the Children's Blizzard reference johnnyg.

Sunday, February 07, 2010 2:37:00 PM  
Blogger BOD said...

The news spent the whole weekend saying that the city had 50 plow trucks out.

Where are they?

Sunday, February 07, 2010 7:15:00 PM  

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