As if we all haven’t felt trespassed upon enough already in the days since the inauguration, the first full week of this presidency has been marked with a ton of rain here in Kings County, and we can expect the dismal weather to last through Tuesday afternoon.
The estimated 1-3 inches of rain weather experts anticipated we’d receive this week is the equivalent of 13-39 inches of snow, which is interesting considering how exactly one year ago this week, we dealt with an abominable 28 inches of frozen water vapor, courtesy of Jonas.
Yesterday, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning that lasted from 1 a.m. until 1 a.m. this morning. There was also a Flood Watch in effect from 1 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday morning, and a Coastal Flood Advisory from 5 p.m until 11 p.m. on Monday night.
Talk about a case of the Mondays. If you were among the many New Yorkers who arrived home from the Women’s March in D.C. exhausted on Sunday, we hope you had a chance to sleep in, or even better, work from home.
However, if you’re a student at NYU or The New School, then yesterday was the first day of your spring semester, and we’re sorry.
On Tuesday morning, the forecast indicates that yesterday’s rain will continue today sometime between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., so brace yourself for a soggy commute home this evening, and plan a night in!
While you likely have your rainy evening plans figured out (hello, Netflix and pho), here are some strategies that can help maximize your coziness:
If you own a proper weatherproof jacket or boots, be sure to wear them no matter how un-chic you think you look (we’re looking at you, Bushwick fashionistas).
Do you consider rainy days a perfect time to order delivery? Consider the delivery person who is either on a bicycle or driving a car who has to pummel through this disgusting mess. If you do decide to go through with it, be understanding when your order arrives late, and tip well and in cash.
Take a hot bath when you arrive home drenched, then slip on your favorite pair of thick socks and wrap yourself in a comfy sweater.
Post up near a window and gaze outside of it for a really long time, then make a Boomerang video of the rain.
… or maybe take this as an opportunity to, yikes, begin your taxes.
Whatever you do, keep warm, Bushwick!
Photo taken by Eric Brammer.