by Judith Curry
Due to the weather and the OPM announcement (below) that Federal Offices will be closed, today’s hearing on “Policy-Relevant Climate Issue in Context” will be postponed. I’m sorry for the trouble.
FEDERAL OFFICES in the Washington, DC, area are CLOSED. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.
This email was sent at 4:30 a.m. I immediately called my travel agent to try to get an earlier flight, who said nothing about flights being cancelled. I then charged off to the airport, to find out that all flights had been cancelled today. At 8 a.m., Delta finally notified me via email that my flight was cancelled.
DC is pretty much shut down. A few taxis were on the road, that is it.
The first snow flurries have just started falling, no wind at all. This situation is a very tough forecast fall, since there is a fuzzy line between rain/snow when the temperatures are in the mid- 30’s.
So I will hang out in a DC hotel room, catch up on all the things I let slide while preparing my testimony. I should have time to put together a blog post later this afternoon.
So there is double irony here. Cancellation of climate hearing in March because of predicted snowfall; with the predicted heavy snowfall most likely not panning out.