...and one more snow day

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  1. geoteacher

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    Apr 15, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    We are off tomorrow - the latest snow day that I can recall (but only by one day). We are north of 20” and still snowing. Anyone else?
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    Yesterday was 80, sunny, and warm. Today was 40, rainy, and cold. No snow though! Tomorrow is our 1 day spring break!
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 8:29 PM

    We have a chance of snow tomorrow morning but I doubt it'll be more than flurries. Considering hockey playoffs are in full swing, it's perfect in my mind!
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    1-day Spring Break?! That’s not fair... You need more time off than that! :(
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Yeah, we had an unprecedented number of snow days this year. We have 3 built in, but we used 7 this year so the other 4 came off spring break. Usually we don't even use all 3 of the built in ones!

    The worst part is, most of the students are still just taking their spring break, so it's not like we can really teach as meaningfully as we otherwise would. My guess it most of my classes will be at half capacity of so. Then the week after is state testing so the next two weeks are going to be crazy.

    I am giving myself the week off from tutoring though so my afternoons will be free, which is not usually the case.
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    Thankfully I think we are finished with snow days for the year. The latest we've ever had one is early May.
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 11:44 PM

    Yes, definitely take a break here and there to recuperate. And hopefully your students remember what they were taught before the “break” so your job is not made more difficult.

    Hang in there!
     
  9. Master Pre-K

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    Apr 15, 2018 at 11:46 PM

    I'm still waiting for a car with an automatic front windshield warmer. My daughter has seat warmers in her car. I would be happy just to have my windshield instantly cleared of ice and snow.
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 11:47 PM

    Pour cold water over the windshield and activate your windshield wipers. Works like a charm for me on cold mornings! I use a pot of water that I fill from the sink and it gets the job done in one splash.
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    Soooo, it won't freeze as I bring it outside?? Won't freeze on the wipers? That won't get all the snow off. I need a garage.:(
     
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    Apr 15, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    I've lived in the same state my entire life. Between elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and now 10 years as a teacher, I have seen school cancelled in my state due to snow twice. Once was when I was in the sixth grade. There was a freak snow storm in early September that dumped 4 feet. This resulted in massive power outages when it brought tree branches down onto power lines. The other time was in college and that was a similar situation.
    In the meantime,
    I have experienced waist deep snow, roads conditions that the state road crews requested everyone except essential services stay indoors, and four hour long traffic jams due to the snow. School is never cancelled here.
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 12:03 AM

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    There you go.... Chicago Blizzard of '67
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 5:06 AM

    We had a weekend of 30 hours of ice pellets, followed by freezing rain, and now rain. Our schools are open, but buses are cancelled. I'm always glad to have a short commute; days like this make me even happier.
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 5:08 AM

    My mom told me her mom made her and her brother walk to school in that only to find out when they got there school was canceled!
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 6:56 AM

    I'm sitting in my classroom looking out over the parking lot at all of the cars getting stuck. The plowing contract with the board has expired, so nothing is cleared. The lot is about 6 inches of icy slush. Happy Monday!
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 6:58 AM

    Yep! And this spawned the birth of the 'snow days'. Extra days that would soon blanket the school year (like the snow) covering for attendance, just in case.
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    No, it won’t freeze. The water exists as a liquid and thus its temperature is higher than its freezing point. The ice on your windshield is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or less and so it will start melting the instant the warmer water comes into contact with it because of the temperature differential.
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 5:40 PM

    I am SOOO glad I live in a tropical climate!!
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 5:45 PM

    Snow days are a nice surprise break though... but yeah when they interrupt your spring break it's not cool.
    :(
     
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    Apr 16, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    Agreed. This is one of the many benefits of living in California. I live in a place that is above the flood plains, is not near any fault lines, and never experienced tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards. The worse we ever have are moderate thunderstorms a couple of times a year, if that. I would hate having to live somewhere with either extreme. I just want the weather to be tranquil and serene each day.
     

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