In this wonderful season of winter, a snow day is a welcome treat to students everywhere. How would you like to have a shot at predicting a snow day?
There are a considerable amount of factors that go into deciding whether or not school gets cancelled or delayed. However, using these three tips, you might be really close to calling a day off:
Now, this is just from personal experience, but whenever there is a lot of hype for a storm, everyone tends to freak out as a result. With more people talking about it, there’s a higher chance that everyone will see it as a threat.
Snow Fall Totals and Other Weather
Of course, while hype is a small part of a storm, you can’t have a snow day without snow! The weather always changes, so if you want to predict a snow day, keep track of the hourly forecast. If snow is supposed to fall overnight, chances increase. However, if the snow is forecasted to stop several hours before you even wake up for school or before school hours, chances are that snowplows will be able to clear the roads… and then you’ll have to go to school. On the other hand, if the snow continues on throughout the night and if the heaviest snow is forecasted to be during the morning commute and/or during school hours, chances are that school will be cancelled. No one wants to deal with winter trouble. Plus, if freezing rain is in the forecast, and it snows on top, you can at least expect a delay or even a day off.
Usually when schools around us get cancelled, we get off too. This isn’t the most reliable way to determine if we’ll get a day off, but it gives you an idea of how the administrators of other counties are assessing the storm. And maybe our own school system will follow suit!
The next time snow is in our forecast, try out these tips. Of course, your prediction won’t actually have substance in the ultimate decision of cancelling school or not… but it is a fun way to set bets!