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!