The faith in weather reporting must have improved in the past decade because several area school have announced closures and early dismissals without the actual fall of a single snow flake.
I don’t remember that ever happening to us in school and to be honest I’m a little jealous that students today get anticipated snow days, all of ours were defiantly reactive snow days.
Not to put the school administrations down, I could certainly see the better side of this coin. For one you won’t have an afternoon evacuation (early dismissal) while in the middle of a snow storm. Although I recall the entertaining and frantic distribution of elementary students as Middle and High School students piled onto snow covered buses.
Often you’d just go hang out a a friend’s house who lived in town for the second half of the day or if you were lucky enough, a girlfriend’s house because odds are the working parents wouldn’t be home on an early dismissal.
Maybe this is sign of my time. I can hear myself in the not to distant future; “back in my day kids didn’t get any snow days unless there was actually snow outside.”
Just thought it was a little strange.