Predict a Snow Day




Introduction: Predict a Snow Day

In this instructable you will learn how to predict a snow day (hopefully).

Step 1: Requirements

Different areas have different requirements for snow days. For most areas in the north east united states your going to have to have these requirements

-snowfall accumulating of 3 inches or more

-the snowfall should hit early in the morning about 4 o clock thats when schools will call the day

-icy conditions

Step 2: Websites

when trying to get a good feel for the amount of snow I like to look at and at the radar maps. I like to go to different sites and see what the variation is on accumulation. I like to use local news stations websites for checking if school is closed.

Step 3: Predicting

Now you have your data you need to conclude if their are any chance of a snow day. I've created a checklist so you can gauge your chances. Remember this instructable is written for people in north eastern united states.Depending where you live changes the checklist.

Are you getting more than 4 inches of snow?

Is the storm supposed to hit in the early morning so the county won't be able to get the roads cleaned?

Is the chance of precipitation high?

Is their supposed to be strong wind?

Step 4: Closing

If you like this instructable please rate it.If anyone has anything to add pm me and we'll talk.

Criticism is welcome.

Happy snow days




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    put a spoon under ur pilow flush ice cubes in the tolit wear your PJs inside out and backwards for good luck   :)

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    We've got basically exactly this tonight in UK *fingers crossed*

    yeah i got that snowday... finally. where in Michigan if u dont mind telling are u from?

    Yes I am from Michigan. The snow needs to hit in the early morning when the buses will be out. I'm expecting a snow day tomorrow. Most of Mid Michigan is predicting 6-10 inches of snow.

    yup....we were watching the storm too.....I called it thursday afternoon....we got an additional 4 to 5"....

    It's sleet right now. I can't believe this. I live in Grand Ledge, and I'm a freshman. The person who says if there will be a snowday or not has been teasing us with two-hour delays.

    lol, will it predict in Las vegas, i guess not, because in the first time since about 7 years ago, today, we get about 2 inches of snow. Hehehe. still cool though

    With the snow removal budgets tight in this economy, it's good to be able to predict with some reliability whether one's area is going to get buried in snow. There's no guarantee that local and state governments are going to make the roads passable anymore. I can usually smell snow in the air within three hours of a really big storm. Also, for some reason when a big low pressure front comes through, I get really sleepy. It's not a reliable indicator for anybody else and not scientific, but I thought I'd mention it.

    I read this because I DON'T want a snow day. I know, I'm crazy. but I have exams, and if I have a snow day, I'll have to do 3 exams in one day.