Getting ready for more snow

January 25, 2011 12:54:34 PM PST
My friends at the New York Sanitation Dept. busted my chops this morning, and fortunately they did it in a good-natured way.

I had wondered why in the world they called a snow alert for this morning - bracing for a possible dusting of snow, is how they described it.

The system that was supposed to leave some snow north of New York City "over performed" to use my friend Lee Goldberg's assessment, and it dropped about 2 inches in Central Park.

So, for the record, I was wrong and the Sanitation Dept. was right. And they're welcome to come over for a friendly snow ball throwing fest after the next storm, at which time I will provide a motionless target.

That said, it was and still is indicative of how cautious City officials are these days to avoid a repeat performance of last month's holiday blizzard. They clearly learned, and for that we salute them.

Lee is now watching another system moving to our area tomorrow - a combo of rain and snow that could bring several inches to the tri-state. He's timing it all out for us, tonight at 11.

Oh, and by the way, the Sanitation Dept. this afternoon issued a snow alert for tomorrow, starting at 7 a.m. It means that salt spreaders are loaded, and plows are attached.

Also at 11, President Obama tonight set to deliver his third State of the Union address. The top three expected topics: Jobs and the economy, the economy and jobs, and jobs and the economy. In that order. Our political reporter Dave Evans is in Washington for us.

And Lucy Yang tonight takes a look at how to best plan for retirement - and it's more than the usual tips. These include suggestions for what to do at various points in your life.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Rob Powers with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.


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