14 Jan

Early last week, meteorologists started predicting snow for the middle of this week. It was out first week back and people were feeling tired, so you can understand their desire for a snow day. Throughout the school adults were whipping out their phones and pulling up their preferred weather apps, all of which showed big snowflakes.

The thing is, they failed to read the fine print.

Chance of snow.

Little to no accumulation.

I was skeptical, but cautiously optimistic. I love my job, but who doesn’t love a snow day?

As this week started, I was a little more hopeful, but as I looked at the forecast last night, my hopes were dashed.

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Those big flakes make it look like a big storm. But do you see what I see? Only a 30% chance of snow Tuesday night. That means a 70% chance of no snow. An maybe more importantly, there is this:

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Half an inch does not a snow day make.

I am a realist and I am really disappointed.


7 Responses to “No-Snow-Pocalypse”

  1. Terje January 14, 2020 at 6:55 am #

    I would love to have some snow just to brighten up the gray-brown-dark-wet nature we have in Estonia. The weather predictions are what they are, the only thing you can believe is what you see and feel outside. If you are wishing for snow days, I hope you will get some this month.

  2. jenbryantauthor January 14, 2020 at 7:11 am #

    I keep waiting for someone to write a picture book about this exact thing–it’s such a common experience!!

  3. Kathleen Parker January 14, 2020 at 7:32 am #

    😩over at William Walker!

    Sincerely, Kathleen Parker 💕


    • Ramona January 14, 2020 at 11:24 am #

      No snow days for us either, just late start the last two days. And even though I’m retired, I still care about those snow days. Silly of me!

      • Adrienne January 14, 2020 at 11:42 am #

        Although I don’t think it will happen, I am hoping we might get a late start tomorrow. My fingers are crossed.

  4. ainsleycamps January 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm #

    Ha.ha i love it! I am from the East Coast where there are quite a few snow days, and now I live in Vancouver. I am slowly adjusting my response when a coworker mentions that they are not sure if they can make it because of the snow from ‘…that piddly amount??’ to “would you like to re-schedule just in case?’

  5. arjeha January 14, 2020 at 6:39 pm #

    It seems that when a storm is predicted we get a few flakes. When a dusting is predicted we get clobbered. Weather forecasters can’t seem to win. I predict the weather by looking at my car. If it is wet, we had rain. If it is white, we had snow. If the windshield is frosted, we had frost, etc. 😊

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