It's not that I'm not grateful for the three day weekend, but it seems overly cautious. I guess I'm just a product of the Chicago burbs. It snows, we get up, shovel the car out, and head to work/school. I had one snow day in my entire life.
The geography here is a little different...lots of bridges...lots of islands. If the wind starts whipping (>39 mph winds sustained for a couple minutes...which is still a real possibility), they'll shut down the bridges and people will be stranded. I must be some kind of Midwestern Maverick who doesn't fully understand the approaching threat.
For now, I'll be watching the radar for what seems to be round 2 of hurricane roulette.
This Ike will NOT make me his Tina.
If it looks like he might come up the coast, it'll be time to get the hell outta Dodge.