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Old 05-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Location: Popeyes
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Originally Posted by thePR View Post
There really is no specific amount of snow to close our schools here. When we do get snow days it has to snow from midnight to about 6:30, that is usually around 12" but can be as low as 6".
chicagos getting soft
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:21 PM
Location: Illinois
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I live in SE Michigan and it seems that schools will close when the wind chill drops below -14, if there was an ice storm, or if there's about 6-7 inches.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:48 PM
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Raleigh, N.C.

If the weatherman says "possible flurries"= 2 hour delay

Actual snowflakes spotted = all schools closed
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:26 AM
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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In the city I live in, somebody could scratch too much dandruff out of their hair and officials would start rolling up the sidewalks!
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:00 PM
Location: Tampa, FL
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I grew up in Vermont and rarely had snow days, mostly ice. We had more than other areas since a lot of kids lived in the mountains, it would be only a couple inches at my house and some of my friends had 2ft! We always had a set number of snow days allowed and if we went over that we were in school longer in June. We only had 3mnths of summer, so they worked hard to never cancel school!!! My sister went to school in S.C and the first time it snowed while she was there, her whole town shut down!!!
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:54 PM
Location: TwilightZone
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It just takes a word from the weatherman and a drop of precip and they close...(education isn't very important in PA)
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Location: Manitoba
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it was -40 here and the kids still went to school.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:26 AM
Location: New York
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Originally Posted by John1960 View Post
Here in Cookeville Tennessee if we get 1 inch of snow the schools close. How much snow does it take for your schools to close because of snow?

Thanks, John
I live awful close to Buffalo, NY; but off of Lake Ontario. It will take atleast 3-5 inches to close our schools, here in Western New York aka WNY.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:51 AM
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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When I lived in Minneapolis schools didn't close unless a severe blizzard was going down. Snow doesn't close schools here, but the cold does. It takes a wind-chill of about 40 below, anything less and school is delayed two hours to give parents enough time to get students to school (although, it is an excusable absence if your kid does not show up). In ten years I only remember two snow days.

Here in Portland, ME. schools close by just the threat of a severe storm, regardless of whether it actually snows or not. Last winter saw about 14 school days closed and all the students had to stay an extra two weeks into their summer vacations to make up for it.

When I lived in Sacramento, CA. one snowflake would cause the entire metro to shut down.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:03 PM
Location: (WNY)
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I live in Rochester NY.... it snows like crazy here... you need to be burried with a negative windchill of -20 for the school to even think about closing...
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