When I went to bed, the expectation was that there would be a thick blanket of snow over all of lower Michigan, so thick that the National Weather Service was jumping up and down shouting HEAVY SNOW WARNING!!!!1!1! into every megaphone they could find.
As of this morning, only about 3 inches of snow has fallen. And now the NWS has canceled the heavy snow warning for metro Detroit, eight hours early. From what I could gather, the storm tracked a little further west than they expected, and that allowed a lot of dry air to filter in over the metro area. So aside from scattered snow showers this afternoon, we’re done. It’s almost anti-climactic (or anti-climatic, take your pick).
But a lot of schools are closed, which means a lot of parents are home, which means I got a great parking spot at work today.
I could’ve worked at home, but I’m planning to go to a concert in Livonia tonight, so I’d be going out anyway. It’s a selection of members of the local group Songwriters Anonymous, and they’re playing at Trinity House this evening at 8. One of the performers will be jjfmi; there’ll be ten in all, plus emcee Annie Capps. I’m looking forward to a night of good original tunage.