As this is being written, snow is falling in the streets of Boston in what weather forecasters like to call “record amounts.” I would guess by looking out the window that we are only a few hours from that magic moment of paralysis...Some people call them blizzards, others nor’easters. My own term is whoompers... This is from "The Whoomper Factor" by Nathan Cobb. Anyone could explain "whoomper" and "factor" to me? Thanks a million.