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Old 05-19-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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Yup! Some of the students had no idea that there was such a thing as an ice scraper!

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Salvation Army holds the answer to all of your children clothing issues.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: D-town (technically a suburb, cause "and the" said so)
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I grew up in Metro Detroit and the general rule of thumb for school closings due to snow was above 6 inches. Less than that and you pretty much had to go.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Charlevoix
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I grew up in Metro Detroit and the general rule of thumb for school closings due to snow was above 6 inches. Less than that and you pretty much had to go.

I think they close for less than that now
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Home!
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The cold temps can do it too.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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The cold temps can do it too.
How cold are we talking?
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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How cold are we talking?
Cold enought that the wind causes frostbite on unprotected skin.

Dunno what wind chill temp that is, maybe sub-zero...
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: West Bloomfield
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How cold are we talking?
In my area, we didn't close due to the temperatures this year. I know they did last year, but only like one day. I think it happens when the high is only going to be like 6 degrees, but the wind chill is much worse. Don't be too afraid though, it doesn't happen in SE Michigan THAT often! It does get cold, (to a Texan, lol) but not THAT cold.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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Coming from a Michigander who has recently moved to Texas (San Antonio)...
when you see the beauty of the change of seasons, the Great Lakes, and a white Christmas, you'll be happy you moved. Don't worry about snow gear...you can get all that this fall.

In my two months here in the "great" state of Texas, I have realized all I left behind and can't wait to get out of this sweaty, landlocked dump & back home. I missed spring altogether and am doing all I can to make it through these sweltering 96 degree days. I'd shovel 10 inches of snow everyday over this ridiculous heat. I had to pull my dog along on his walk yesterday. And my kids can't go play outside unless it is at a pool. I hear this heat should last through Halloween! At least in Michigan winter you can bundle your kids up & send 'em out in the backyard to build snowmen. You can still go outdoors.

Here's hoping the economy in MI picks up so I can move my family back. (We came down here after a layoff.)
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Home!
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How cold are we talking?
I believe we had 4 or 5 snow days this year, which is high for us. 2 were due to low temps alone and it was below zero windchill that did it. There are alot of kids that walk to school or stand at the bus stop. I know for a fact when I was going to school we did not close as easy as they do now, 'course we did not run buses either-but we ALL walked. Most families did not have 2 vehicles and dad was at work. We just bundled up, wore leggings, boots and gloves. Many kids, especially in the middle schools and up would never be caught dead wearing those things today.

Like I said, though, it was an unusually high amount of "snow days" this year. Average around here is about 2. Not bad at all.
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