The contributors are: in Manhattan and in Astoria, Queens, New York: Steve Marzolf, online editor at HBO.com; in Milton, Massachusetts: Lisa White, director of guidebooks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (and editor of my most recent book); in Woodstock, Vermont, Sallie Schullinger-Krause, a longtime friend and former fellow traveler to remote Arctic villages, and her husband David; and in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on lovely Cape Cod, Patrick Ramage, director of the Global Whale Program for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Many thanks to them all.
And so we present, 48 hours (or so) in the life of a snowstorm:
Friday 6:00 am, Lisa in Milton, MA: School has been cancelled. Governor Deval Patrick requests everyone off the roads by noon today. Family is up, awaiting the first flake amid the anticipation: are we really going to get 2 feet or will it be a dusting? We want enough to go sledding, but we've seen enough busted forecasts to be skeptical.
Friday, 10.00 am, Steve in Manhattan, NY: So far, the dreaded Nemo is looking a lot like most other NYC ‘snow storms' ... It's just a rainy, sloppy mess.