The forecast for our local airport (Boston suburbs) is a high of 4 degrees F on Saturday with a low of -12.
Tomorrow will be toasty warm by comparison with a high of 29. Time to celebrate? I just got this email from the airport operations folks:
Tomorrow, Thursday 1/4, we are expecting 10-15” of snow with blizzard conditions, followed by high winds gusting over 50mph and frigid wind chills down to -25F through Saturday 1/6.
To better assist you, we ask you to advise us of any planned flight operations on Thursday 1/4 or Friday 1/5.
(The airport almost never officially closes, but sometimes a runway will be closed for snow-plowing and also sometimes runways are in marginal condition, e.g., covered with an inch or two of snow.)
From the school on Monday:
As you know we are experiencing extreme cold temperatures with dangerous wind chills. This is a reminder to ensure that your children are properly dressed for the conditions as they prepare to return to school tomorrow. … Our principals, including the preschool coordinator, will be working with faculty to ensure the safety of children throughout the day. As always, you should make the decisions that are best for your family regarding transportation to school and school attendance under severe weather conditions. [emphasis added]
(As it happened, the school building, slated for a $100 million identically sized replacement, was so thoroughly heated that students and teachers ended up opening windows to obtain a comfortable T-shirt temperature in the classroom.)