East Coast prepares for much-hyped ice storm; feds closed until noon

The East Coast has been anticipating a monster ice storm all weekend. But as of late Sunday night, nothing big had materialized. Manti T’eo girlfriend jokes abounded:

While many students expected to go to school tomorrow, the federal government announced it was shutting down until noon:


Stay safe out there, East Coast readers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    if it hits, it will be proof of climate change….if it doesn’t hit, it will be proof of global warming

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    One of the (very, very few) downsides to home-school: no snow days. =P

    • ked5

      we were traveling during the school year. the TSA agent asked my son about skipping school to vacation. “we homeschool”. tsa agent: oh, you take school with you.

  • Jack Deth

    What ice storm?

    Weather Underground has a high of 46 degrees tomorrow around Washington, DC. Plus an 80% chance of rain.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      Hint #1: The “ice rain” is a misnomer – it’s liquid, cooled to the point where it freezes instantly once it hits something that allows it to crystallize.

      Hint #2: The cooling process happens at some altitude, not at ground level.

  • Infinite_Indeterminism

    If it looks like an ice storm could happen, it is common sense to prepare for its arrival. Even if it then turns out to be a misreading by the weather forecasters.

    Somewhat similar to homeowners having insurance or guns, in case either is needed…

  • Kevin Krom

    Yes, we got freezing rain. Yes, I’m glad they told us to stay off the roads. And yes, I made it into work a few hours late — road conditions were fine by 10 AM, but the trip from house to car would have been easier with hockey skates.