National Weather Service predicts heavy slop

We're now under a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday night through Friday:

STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY WET SNOW WILL WRAP TO THE N OF THIS LOW...LIKELY AFFECTING PORTIONS OF EASTERN MASS... THERE IS STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY...BUT CONFIDENCE GROWS THAT THIS STORM WILL HAVE A MODERATE TO HIGH IMPACT ON SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

THIS WILL BE A LONG DURATION STORM...WITH SNOWS BECOMING HEAVIER EARLY THURSDAY MORNING INTO THE DAY THURSDAY. THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF BY THE MORNING FRIDAY.

Wind gusts out of the northeast up to 50 m.p.h.? You bet. Potential for damaging coastal flooding due to the confluence of the storm and high tides? Of course.

And that's why the French Toast Alert level is now Elevated.

UPDATE: Alert level now at High due to warning by Todd Gutner to get errands done now before we're swept out to sea, or words to that effect.

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How about "as few as ..."

Weather forecasters should be required (by law) to state, in addition to "As much as ... inches" a dislaimer, "As few as ... inches", too.

My God

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I do not recall so much hoopla when I was a kid about winter weather, or weather events all year round. This was on the cusp of the internet revolution and information age. If you're outside and wearing proper winter clothes, i.e. down-type jacket, hood, hat, gloves, boots, long underwear, face mask or balaclava for those really cold windy days, you'll be fine. Stop dressing like we're down south, it's winter in Boston. It'll be over soon enough and we'll be whining about the heat and humidity.

Don't blame me

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I'm not the one who put the snow shoes and sleds away.