This photo was taken on East Fourth, less than a block away from L Street. It shows the final snow accumulation on Monday, March 21, around mid-morning. It appears that the local weather predictions were highly exaggerated – they forecast 6 inches or more; what’s shown is no more than 2 inches (and it mostly disappeared by noontime). It appears that our weather forecasters – who love to shock folks – perhaps “gilded the lily” a bit too much. Many people came into town late, or even took the day off. Boston’s schools were closed Monday and the announcement came the previous night, before the snow had even started to fall. -Rick Winterson