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That was supposed to be 3 TO 6 inches...

Wales is the current leader in the weather.gov snowfall total for Hampden county, and that's based on a broadcast media report from 9am Sunday. Then again, the only media we have in Wales is the community cable tv station, so who knows?

...HAMPDEN COUNTY...
WALES 9.0 905 AM 2/15 BROADCAST MEDIA
BRIMFIELD 7.0 856 AM 2/15 BROADCAST MEDIA
BLANDFORD 5.0 857 AM 2/15 HAM RADIO
CHESTER 4.5 855 AM 2/15 HAM RADIO
FEEDING HILLS 4.5 247 PM 2/15 GENERAL PUBLIC
SPRINGFIELD 4.5 1235 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER
WESTFIELD 4.5 841 AM 2/15 BROADCAST MEDIA
WILBRAHAM 3.5 838 AM 2/15 BROADCAST MEDIA
SOUTHWICK 3.5 854 AM 2/15 HAM RADIO
HAMPDEN 3.3 110 PM 2/15 TRAINED SPOTTER

The forecast going into the storm was 3-6 inches, not 3 PLUS 6 inches....

Here at Boskone, I declared Sunday to be Minnesota Day on behalf of all of the Minneapolis fans here. Helmuth editor Mark Richards (the NYC Mark Richards, that is) was kind enough to run the announcement I submitted:

Minneapolis fans at Boskone are declaring Sunday "Minnesota Day" in honor of the blizzard, and, of course Boskone GoH Steven K. Zoltan Brust. Felicia Herman and Geri Sullivan will be wearing their Minnesota Geek shirts featuring Steve's name as well as several of his fellow Scribblies, Fourth Street Fantasy Convention, (which Steve co-founded), Minicon (which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year complete with a Cats Laughing Reunion Concert featuring, um, Steve on drums), and many other names you're likely to recognize.

Back in the early 1980s, Boston folk musician and journalist Scott Alarik wrote "Minnesota's Got To Me." It's a fitting tune not just for Minnesota Day at Boskone, but also the blizzard, and the 75+" of snow that preceded it in the 3 weeks before Boskone. Here's a pertinent taste of the lyrics:

"People will say that there's hell to pay,
the whole long year around.
If the heat don't beat you, the mosquitoes eat 'ya,
ya slip in the mud and drown.
Before you know it, it's always snowin'
so deep you cannot see.
But once or twice, it's so damned nice,
it's just like heaven to me."

You can hear the whole song at [YouTube link] ... and maybe at Boskone's Dead Dog Sunday evening.

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I didn't wait for the Dead Dog, singing it, oh, going on a dozen times or so from morning on, once with Steve, and 2-3 times with Felicia (but not 5). Fun.

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don_fitch
Feb. 16th, 2015 02:39 am (UTC)
Not that I want to be _too_ obnoxious, but for the past three days, here in the Los Angeleles Area, we've had mid-day highs at about 90 degrees F. And that's c. the middle of February, which is traditionally our coldest month ... and wettest, though we've had no rain so far and I've had to traipse over to my Community Gardens vegetable plot three times per week to water the lettuces, turnips, bok choi, carrots, scallions, and edible-pod peas.


thinkum
Feb. 16th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
I think we got about half a foot; we missed seeing you this past weekend, but were glad to be hunkered down safely at home, rather than snowed in in Boston.

A belated Happy Minnesota Day! ;-)
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