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St. Mark's Perspective on Winter Storm Blanketing Region
St. Mark's Perspective on Winter Storm Blanketing Region

On Thursday, January 4, a massive winter storm swept much of the United States. Between eight and eighteen inches of snow fell on Massachusetts while fierce winds swept the region. St. Mark's cancelled classes for the day, so students, faculty, and staff captured the experience with some wonderful photographs.

The forecasters called it a "bomb cyclone" or "bombogenesis"—a weather bomb which hit the central, southern, eastern, and northeastern U.S. Comparisons were made to the infamous "Blizzard of '78" which shut down most of New England some forty years ago. While the storm did not reach 1978 levels in central Massachusetts, along the coast record high tides created dangerous flooding, while winds from 30 to 75 mph impacted everyone.

Images captured at St. Mark's included familiar scenes of the main building and the road from west campus along the skating pond, creative pictures of the cloister and on-campus fences, and even a shot of a faculty member with child and dog braving (and enjoying) the day. To view many of those images, please click above..

A stretch of bitter sub-zero weather will follow hard upon the aftermath of the storm. The St. Mark's community will remain warm and safe as the New Year continues at the School.

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