Unbagging the Cats 1

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Where There's a Snow, There's a Day

Whew! We got my little party in just before the solitary accumulating snow of The Non-Winter of 2011-12 deigned to arrive in Backroads!

Have you heard? Snow is on the way! Snow, snow, freezing rain, sleet, wonderful frozen precipitation which may trigger A SNOW DAY! Yes! You heard it here first. Val is predicting a SNOW DAY for her school tomorrow.

Hedging her bets as any savvy TV chief meteorologist is wont to do, Val's school forecast reads as follows:

A weather advisory is in effect for the entire Backroads area on Monday. Precipitation may arrive at 9:00 a.m., or around 3:00 p.m. The upper atmosphere is very dry, and must saturate before we will see snowfall. Which is not to say that there might not be flurries during the morning rush. I am following the track of this storm, and fine-tuning the forecast minute by minute. Some areas may see no snow at all, and some may see upwards of twelve feet. To be on the safe side, stick your head out the window. If you see flakes, it is snowing. That means 100 percent chance of snow.

Schools should be advised that they will be ridiculed if they call off before 8:00 a.m. based on this forecast alone. They should plan to bring all students to school as normal, then set about serving lunch near 9:00 a.m. That way, should they need to dismiss at the height of the storm, another day of the required 174 is on the books. This will prevent the surly attitudes of students and staff from rearing their ugly heads should they be sent home after arrival, all efforts for naught.

For all intents and purposes, the term SNOW DAY, as applied to this blog post, includes, but is not limited to, a day when school is canceled, a day when students are sent home early, or a day when school is called off while students and staff are in limbo during the transport to school.

There's a lilt in my step, a song in my heart, a late night in my immediate future, and the bee has flown my bonnet. WE MIGHT GET A SNOW DAY TOMORROW!


Kathy's Klothesline said...

You may have my bad weather, I will be happy to send it your way if it will help .....

BECKY said...

Love the forecast! That's about how silly the predictions are! If I were you, I'd just plan on staying home tomorrow. Have your really good "I'm sick" voice ready...or do you just e-mail or text the school?! :)

labbie1 said...

I am all for a snow day followed by nice warm weather of the snow meltage variety, but hubby needs to get to STL to fly out tomorrow! Can't we wait until his plane goes???? Then, let it snow, let it snow, let it melt....

Stephen Hayes said...

The best way to spend a snow day is by pretending to be a kid again.

Sioux said...

I would love a snow day tomorrow. But it had better not be just the "Backroads" area. It needs to be St. Louis as well. Don't be a precipitation pig.

Linda O'Connell said...

probably tomorrow too!

Cathy C. Hall said...

Just dropped in to catch up in Val's world (Snow + Public Schools= Batpoop Crazy) AND wish you a happy birthday and/or blogaversary.

And I'm wondering...does Hick have a long-lost cuz in Georgia? 'Cause there are WAY too many similarities between him and my bro-in-law (Big Daddy).

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

labbie1 said...

So--did ya get your snow in time? I believe most of the schools out this way were called off this morning...

Val said...

You are so generous! Thanks a million. I'll put it to good use.

We actually have to call in. But if we don't do it the night before, we usually get the administrator's spouse, who relays the message. Don't know if the "sick voice" is relayed as well.

I'm hoping he made the plane. Things didn't get dicey here until after 3:00.

What is this "pretending" you speak of? I am around kids 24/7 between work and home. I confess that I am comfortable at their level.

I am the "A Christmas Story" Randy, sitting in the cabinet under the sink, oinking my way through a heapin' plate of snow day. I am Maxwell, the "pure adrenaline" GEICO pig on a zip line, wee wee weeing my way through all the snow days in the world.


You are indeed a psychic. Perhaps you saw Sioux doing her snow dance under the full moon last week.

Cathy C,
Thanks so much for the happy wishes. Too bad you missed the shindig. But good for Cathy-on-a-Stick, because the dogs might have got ahold of her. And no good could come of that.

As far as I know, Hick has no Georgia cousin. But he does disappear every now and then. I hope he's not leading some double life, inflicting his Hickness across the nation.

Oh, yeah! It was real. And it was spectacular.

labbie1 said...

He did indeed make the flight and it was on time too!

So glad you had a wonderful, spectacular day! :)