Monday, February 05, 2007

They're Hardy over in Dexter

Hardier than the rest of the county, anyway. All of the public schools (except Dexter) are closed because of "dangerous wind chills". It was -8°F (not including that wind chill) this morning when I got up. Good thing I checked the school district website before waking up the kids.


Here's a snow flurry sweeping across the field behind our house a couple of days ago. One of the nice things about having a view of the landscape is that you can actually see the weather. At least it's sunny today, even if it is brutally cold. And we have lots of books to read.

3 comments:

rebel said...

sunny and bright; 30 below wind chill. schools are closed, and here I am at work...

Sandy D. said...

Apparently Dexter schools feel they made a mistake not canceling school yesterday, because they're out today (Tues.), even though it's a few degrees warmer than yesterday. Maybe the district peer pressure made them cave in.

I wonder who gets to make the decision? The superintendent? A special weather officer?

rebel said...

We now have an official word on this. If there's a "Wind Chill Warning" by the National Weather Service (wind chill 35 below or colder) then schools will be closed. If it is merely a "Wind chill Advisory" (15 below to 35 below) then schools are open.

If I hear one more person say that this is proof that there is no such thing as global warming...