The sun came out after the storm, although it did little to warm the frigid air amid the gusty winds. Wind chills were reported to be around -6F (-21C) and would drop even lower in the evening. But the snow was rather pretty and certainly impressive, so I bundled up and went to take a look.
I saw quite a few dog walkers out - no matter what the weather, they have to go out. There were also a few people toting bags from the hardware store or CVS, though most stores appeared to be closed and still snowed in. I saw one restaurant open and another had a sign on the door saying they'd be opening in the evening.
And of course the runners were still out running. The Boston Marathon is just a couple of months away and those planning to run in that have to keep up with their training.
Meanwhile, on the Commonwealth Ave Mall, the statues ponder the deepening snow.
But the plows and snowblowers were out. The parking ban continues while they clean up - the main roads anyway. I'm planning to get D's car out of the public garage today and drive it out to my apartment in the 'burbs. Hopefully my landlords will have cleared away the driveway so I will only have to dig out my car and swap positions. I'm not looking forward to it. There is more snow forecast for tomorrow, but just 2 to 3 inches by latest forecast (or 4 to 6+ depending on who is forecasting). Anyway, I can't work from home as I have to go in for various reasons. Worse is that they're warning of a potential snowstorm next weekend. We are all so weary. Spring can't come soon enough.