Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 2
Want to know what's going on in Wakefield today? Here's a quick summary.
1. The second coming: The second storm of the week is prepared to hit very early this morning and last through the morning commute. Expect up to 10 inches over the course of the morning and early afternoon tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.
2. Cancellations - Wakefield Public Schools and St. Joseph's School have annouced cancellations. Do you have a cancellation you want to share with everyone? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can update the Storm Center.
3. Don't Drive Angry: Tune in to this live stream from 6 a.m. to 7:25 a.m. to see the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, make his prediction about the length of winter. As the folklore goes, if it's sunny and he sees his shadow, winter will last six more weeks. If it's cloudy, winter will end soon.
4. Might as well get creative - All this snow has lead to some hot tempers and high tensions, but why not channel the frustration into something productive? Take a hint from this Somerville resident who created a rental opportunity out of an igloo out of the snow piles in his front yard. Yes, the igloo comes complete with a snow octopus.
5. Oh, the places you WOULD go: if flights weren't canceled or delayed. Check out our mid-winter mental vacation photo gallery and post your own photos of the places you'd rather be!