We don't get many urgent weather missives in the middle of the night. But at 3:35 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for coastal Massachusetts, including Boston, starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday: Snow accumulations of up to 24 inches, high winds, the whole nine yards.
Considerable blowing and drifting snow along with near white out conditions at times. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour is possible at times.
Last night, Harvey Leonard, who basically came in professionally with that blizzard (you know the one), was saying we might even set a Boston snowfall record (that blizzard accounted for 27.1 inches, there was a later storm that dropped 27.6, but who remembers that one?). And Ed Harding was wearing a sweater vest.
And that's why the French Toast Alert is at 5 Slices/Severe.