Sunday, March 2, 2014
Frozen (the Weather, Not the Movie)
This one was an easy call for OPM: FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED tomorrow. The normal practice for OPM is to wait until about 4 AM on the day of before making an announcement, but they announced tomorrow's closure at 7 PM tonight.
With a forecast of freezing rain tonight, followed by 5 to 9 inches of snow tomorrow, and temperatures going down to the tens or maybe even single digits on Monday to keep it all frozen well into Tuesday morning, there was no suspense about what OPM would decide. The roads will be particularly bad tomorrow, since today's rain will have prevented highway departments from pretreating surfaces with de-icing salt.
A bonus for me is that my BlackBerry died Friday night, which means that I haven't seen any of my office e-mail for two whole days. Now, I won't see any for maybe another two whole days.
Oh, nooooooooo .....