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Weather: Bundle up. Temperatures start in the low 20s and by the afternoon will warm all the way up to the low 30s.
Alternate-side parking: Suspended through Ash Wednesday.
The outlook for New York City yesterday went from, in the words of Bob Dylan, “give me shelter from the storm” to “an uneventful morn.”
And yet the city’s public schools — the nation’s largest system — were closed for a snow day.
How did that happen?
Why did Mayor de Blasio call a snow day?
Timing. He had to make a decision Sunday evening, when the forecast looked ominous. The weather changed overnight, but by that point, it was too late to adjust the plan.
The call to close schools is made early, “with as much time as possible for parents to plan,” the mayor’s spokesman said. Then there are all the school buses to think about.
As my colleagues Eliza Shapiro and Michael Gold wrote, buses leave depots before dawn and could interfere with the nearly 1,600 snow plows combing the streets.
How many snow days have there been in New York City?
Seven since 2014, compared with 11 from 1978 to 2013, according to The City’s Alyssa Katz.
What happened with recent storms?
• On Nov. 16, a sudden rush-hour storm took local officials by surprise, and thousands of commuters were delayed and stranded. Some students were stuck on a bus for 10 hours.
• Then on Jan. 18, motorists were advised to stay off the road. It turned out to be not so bad.
Did everyone get the forecast wrong, or did the weather change?
“Temperatures were just not as cold as predicted, so it didn’t allow for as much accumulation,” said John Murray, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service. “It was a challenging forecast, with uncertainty at play, and a few inches can make a dramatic difference.”
Who else can tell you about the weather?
Practically everyone gets their information from the National Weather Service. Its website is detailed and maybe not ideal for people who just want to know if they need an umbrella or scarf. For that, there are some very good newsletters (I can think of a few).
If you want a little more information, there is an array of weather apps.
Liz Robbins, a former Times colleague and weather enthusiast, told me about some she uses: AccuWeather is easy to use; Dark Sky is precise and good for knowing when to grab an umbrella; and Weather Underground (clever name!) has helpful charts, graphs and radar maps.
The takeaway: By the time the brunt of a storm arrives, it’s too late to figure out how to respond. Mayors often need to make decisions hours earlier, when many of the factors may be, literally, up in the air.
And now ...
Over to you, Diane.From The Times
• Historic: Meet Lora Panepinto, one of the first girls in New York City to be officially welcomed into the club that for more than a century had been called the Boy Scouts.
• Art: The Brooklyn-based playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize yesterday for her play “Fairview.”
• Washington: Representative Jerrold Nadler of Manhattan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is seeking information about President Trump.
• Crime: The police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Uber driver, who was fatally stabbed in the Bronx on Saturday.
• Vintage: A recycling center in Brooklyn rents vintage electronic props to movie and television studios when producers need a period look.
[Want more news from New York and around the region? Check out our full coverage.]
The mini crossword: Here is today’s puzzle.
• Fun: A shuttered portion of Rockaway Beach will reopen soon. [Gothamist]
• No limousines: A high school in New Jersey will require prom attendees to travel via school-provided and chaperoned coach buses. [The Associated Press]
• 2020: Governor Cuomo doesn’t think much of the people running for president (unless Joe Biden announces his candidacy). [The Atlantic]
• Back story: How Mario Puzo dropped his literary aspirations and wrote a best-selling novel from the basement of his Long Island home. “The Godfather” was published 50 years ago next week. [New York Post]
The One Book One Bronx reading group gathers at BronxArtSpace to discuss “Freshwater” by Akwaeke Emezi. 6:30 p.m. [Free]
El Museo del Barrio hosts a screening of short films by Mexican filmmakers in partnership with The Times’s Op-Docs series. 7 p.m. 
Poets and storytellers: Perform at an open mic at Mon Amour Coffee & Wine in the Bronx. 8 p.m. [Free]
— Iman Stevenson
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events, see the going-out guides from The Times’s culture pages.And finally: Punny should you ask?
The New York Times has rules about puns.
“The successful pun pivots on a word that fits effortlessly into two contexts,” it says in The Times’s Manual of Style and Usage, commonly called the stylebook. “A pun should be a surprise encounter, evoking a sly smile rather than a groan.”
And, of course, use it sparingly, as “a trace element rather than a staple.”
“That’s well said,” Fred Firestone told me.
Mr. Firestone is the host of Punderdome, a competitive pun-making contest.
How Punderdome works: Contestants have about a minute to come up with as many puns about a broad topic as possible. Then they read their puns to the audience, whose reaction is calculated by a very official “human clap-o-meter.”
Whoever emerges victorious squares off with a winner from a previous contest.
The main rules: no hate, no hurt feelings and encouragement for all.
So, what does Mr. Firestone think of the stylebook’s entry on puns?
To my surprise, he not only liked it, but said that was what he was attempting to emulate.
“The conventional wisdom is ‘a pun is an eyeroll.’ What we try to do is set up a situation where it is really a side-split,” he said. “We don’t want people rolling their eyes, ‘Oh, my gosh,’ because I don’t think we’d get people coming back.”
And come back they have. Tonight’s show, at 7 p.m., at Littlefield in Brooklyn, is the 95th Punderdome to take place in New York City, Mr. Firestone said.
Part of Punderdome’s success is its lax rules about what exactly a pun is. “We define it very broadly,” Mr. Firestone said.
Audience members, who applaud or groan at the wordplay, “may not have a particularly correct definition of puns.”
It’s Tuesday — have fun with words.Metropolitan Diary: The exterminator
I was coming out of the subway elevator with my son in his stroller, when I saw a rat on the platform barely two feet away.
A rat is one of the few things that can truly unnerve me. So there I stood, clinging to the stroller and weighing my options.
A man standing nearby was watching in amusement. He chuckled, smoothed his black mustache, approached the rat calmly and watched it for several seconds.
Then, with a small, graceful jeté of his left black boot, he sent the rat sailing off the platform, through the air and onto the tracks, where it landed safely.
The man looked down, smiled and shrugged. Then he turned toward me, took a small bow, turned again and walked away.
I hurried to squeeze onto the uptown express.
— Melissa Gluck
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彩霸王中特吗【渔】【夫】【摇】【头】【笑】【道】：“【难】【怪】，【在】【圣】【王】【朝】，【若】【是】【被】【那】【些】【官】【僚】【看】【到】【你】【们】【这】【般】【衣】【不】【遮】【体】，【那】【可】【是】【重】【罪】。” “【这】【里】【是】【圣】【王】【朝】？”【江】【忘】【川】【表】【现】【出】【一】【副】【很】【惊】【讶】【的】【样】【子】，【其】【实】【他】【连】【听】【都】【没】【听】【说】【过】【这】【个】【名】【字】，【只】【是】【想】【从】【渔】【夫】【的】【口】【中】【套】【出】【关】【于】【这】【个】【世】【界】【的】【信】【息】。 【渔】【夫】【很】【平】【易】【近】【人】，【对】【江】【忘】【川】【没】【有】【任】【何】【戒】【心】，【随】【口】【说】【道】：“【是】【啊】，【这】【里】【就】【是】
“【前】【辈】【呀】，【你】【累】【不】【累】，【要】【不】【要】【我】【给】【你】【捶】【捶】【腿】” “【前】【辈】，【饿】【不】【饿】，【我】【请】【客】【啊】” “……” 【糖】【豆】【莫】【名】【其】【妙】【地】【瞅】【着】【他】：“【你】【是】【不】【是】……【脑】【子】【被】【驴】【踢】【了】，【怎】【么】【这】【么】【反】【常】” “【有】【么】，【没】【有】【吧】，【怎】【么】【可】【能】，【额】【哈】【哈】【哈】【哈】【哈】……【我】【这】【不】【是】【看】【前】【辈】【做】【任】【务】【辛】【苦】，【挺】【体】【谅】【你】【的】，【这】【不】【是】【怕】【你】【累】【么】” 【桓】【小】【受】【挠】【了】【挠】【头】【发】，【笑】
“【当】【然】【是】【真】【的】【了】。”【刘】【倩】【点】【了】【点】【头】，“【皇】【已】【经】【找】【到】【了】【一】【个】【矿】【脉】，【皇】【会】【用】【那】【个】【矿】【脉】【来】【提】【升】【族】【内】【人】【的】【实】【力】。” “【这】【个】，【也】【是】【皇】【开】【采】【而】【来】【的】。”【刘】【倩】【显】【晃】【了】【晃】【手】【上】【的】【能】【源】【石】，“【现】【在】，【你】【们】【可】【以】【记】【清】【楚】，【让】【家】【族】【去】【换】【吧】。” 【她】【说】【完】【后】，【就】【带】【着】【人】【走】【了】。 【她】【并】【不】【知】【道】，【她】【的】【那】【一】【句】【话】，【给】【皇】【城】【带】【来】【了】【多】【么】【大】【的】【风】【爆】。彩霸王中特吗【抱】【歉】，【今】【天】【腐】【败】【去】【了】，【没】【更】【新】，【明】【天】【更】【一】【万】【字】，【对】【不】【起】【了】！
【易】【倾】【城】【愣】【愣】【地】【盯】【着】【燕】【初】，【虽】【然】【燕】【初】【说】【话】【的】【语】【气】【有】【些】【冰】【冷】，【但】【是】，【也】【不】【至】【于】【很】【凶】，【这】【样】【的】【燕】【初】，【她】【真】【是】【越】【看】【越】【觉】【得】【陌】【生】。 “【燕】【初】，【方】【便】【与】【我】【单】【独】【聊】【一】【聊】【么】？”【易】【倾】【城】【道】，【她】【不】【确】【定】【燕】【初】【是】【否】【会】【答】【应】。 “【好】！”【燕】【初】【说】，【只】【有】【一】【个】【字】，【说】【着】，【便】【拉】【住】【易】【倾】【城】【的】【手】，【将】【她】【朝】【另】【一】【个】【方】【向】【带】【去】。 “【你】【们】
【经】【历】【了】【一】【年】【的】【长】【途】【跋】【涉】，【总】【算】【是】【完】【结】【了】，【本】【来】【是】【不】【想】【说】【些】【什】【么】【的】，【因】【为】【自】【己】【都】【知】【道】【自】【己】【写】【得】【并】【不】【怎】【么】【样】，【所】【以】【对】【于】【自】【己】【的】【作】【品】【也】【没】【有】【抱】【有】【很】【大】【的】【希】【望】。 【虽】【然】【有】【很】【多】【的】【地】【方】【需】【要】【继】【续】【改】【进】【但】【是】【总】【算】【是】【知】【道】【了】【努】【力】【的】【方】【向】，【知】【道】【自】【己】【所】【欠】【缺】【的】【在】【哪】【里】，【也】【知】【道】【了】【该】【朝】【着】【哪】【个】【方】【向】【改】【进】。 【虽】【然】【很】【不】【想】【说】【但】【是】【在】【这】【里】【还】【是】