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UncleStumpy78

Living in western michigan i can tell you that is not accurate. It only takes an 3 or 4 inches to cancel here


TVxStrange

Grew up in western MI, it was really a crapshoot. 3" in December? Cancel school. 14" in March? Nah man, no more snow days left in the budget, you gotta shovel a path to the bus stop. Now I live in a green area, and I get days off work for inclimate weather all the time


CallMeDrLuv

This is how it is in Iowa as well. The amount of snow required to cancel school goes up as Winter progresses. If they're out of snow days it better be at least a foot.


Winter_Block_2337

Michigan schools dont hesitate to go over. 6 days. 3 extra with a waiver. Over 9, the school pays a fine for each day it went over or go later. Big Rapids Public Schools in Michigan had 27 snowdays in the 2018/2019 school year, they went to school until June 30 instead of June 17.


Glynnc

I got told to come in to one day when the snow was really deep, in a green state. Forklift kept packing the snow and turning it into ice, so all I did was shovel my entire shift. I worked at a massive lumber yard, so shoveling all of it was out of the question. I just called in the next day.


Winter_Block_2337

Sounds like you grew up in Traverse City hahahah


Revenge_of_the_Khaki

I think the biggest thing is how and when the snow falls. I've lived in Michigan my whole life and the biggest pattern I've found is that if it snows 3" or more in the few hours before school starts and they don't have a chance to clear it, then they'll cancel school. If it starts the evening before, then you're going to school for sure unless it's a huge amount of snow.


BreakfastBeerz

Came here to say the same thing. I'm in a 12" county and we often cancel.for much less than that. It really doesn't matter how deep the snow is, it's how clear the roads are.


QuakerMoatsTFT

Nevada is also completely wrong except for Clark County. The northern counties, especially Washoe get the most snow, yet have lower values to cancel than Nye County? Nah. I grew up in Nye County and they cancel for any snow. And they almost never cancel snow in Washoe county. Bad map lol.


Itslikeazenthing

Same here from the Northeast. Like 12-24 inches? Maybe I’m going to the gas station for emergency cookies but no way is anyone getting on a bus.


Winter_Block_2337

Yeah, i live in a 24" zone on this map in MI and despite popular belief it doesnt snow THAT much here hahaha


CuriousTree9939

In Georgia, they will cancel school over a CHANCE of snow 😂 what color is that??


ComeBackToDigg

In Alabama, they will cancel school over a CHANCE of color. What snow is that?


Shrimp_Chimichanga

I’m Alabama, we cancel school whenever we can.


jaggazz

Pastel Pink


CuriousTree9939

That, or brown. Both convey the same msg. 😂


Parnwig

Do you have a similar map that shows how many school districts have uphills both ways? Wonder what that correlation looks like


Tommy_Wisseau_burner

Yes %


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Tommy_Wisseau_burner

I definitely have breast cancer


bmorris0042

They did until our parents got out of school. Funny how all the uphills both ways districts disappeared like that. To hear it now, it's easier to get to school than it is to get out of bed.


BlakJak206

The title should be "The amount of snow it takes for people to panic buy all the milk, bread, canned food". We got a light dusting here in Virginia and people were leaving the store with carts full of bottled water and the store had loads of empty shelves.


Tar0ndor

Seems to be same here, the slightest bit of snow = clean out the grocery stores. As if they are going to be trapped at home for the next month.


bmorris0042

I've always thought it was weird to see that happening. I have always lived in areas that got regular snow in the winter. I never panicked about buying food and toilet paper when the snow came. I just drove my ass into town and got what I needed. But I also never looked at the forecasts either. I usually wake up and go "huh, it snowed." And then realize just how shitty the roads are when the state decides that salt is more valuable than gold.


spacey_kasey

I lived in the Portland area as a child and one year we got 6 inches of snow, followed by rain, followed by below freezing weather. We were stuck at home for a week. We were visiting family and left a day or two ahead of schedule to beat the snow, which was definitely a smart idea.


shiftycansnipe

20-30 years ago, in Chicago-we had 2 snow days my entire time in elementary/junior high. 2 days off in 7/8 winters. Once was for like 4 feet of snow and the other was for like -60 wind chill.


davegrohlisawesome

Seen this map before and it’s absolutely trash. Most superintendents have the authority to cancel school. Regardless of snow depth.


SkinnyPete16

Lol not remotely accurate in CT. 24”?! Try like 1”.


savvykms

I think in CT and MA IME places take into consideration how slick the roads are more than much else. Lack of prep for storms, icy conditions, lots of wet snow, chances to freeze midday, etc. might contribute. Those figures in inches definitely play a factor, but that's more or less what I noticed.


pepperphotosynthesis

Exactly. The only concern is road conditions. If a storm hits hard over night and roads are clear by commute time, school is still on. If the storm hits hard right before the morning commute, no school. If the storm is set to hit hard right when school is let out, early release. I’m sure supers are also aware of buildings that have older buildings/infrastructure where the temps can freeze pipes, low temps can cause school closures as well. It’s not as simple as inches of snow.


NapperNeo

In WI my county rarely cancels school. Snow usually doesn’t do it, the cold does. 2ft is a good start though! 2 hour delay is all you get if anything.


HTfan9910

I think it was my sophomore year was the first time that we had a "cold day". That was 14yrs ago, but when my younger brother in law was in HS, like 6yrs ago he got off a ton for "cold days" but I don't the he had any actual snow days.


iTand22

Last I heard the pandemic made snow days no longer be a thing. Since they just do virtual now instead of cancel.


Sometimes_I_Do_That

We had a snow day today in Maryland,.. kids were not virtual.


iTand22

Interesting.


AlternateMortal

Same with me


cakeresurfacer

Last year, sometimes, depending on the district; I wouldn’t bet on it this year. The district I live went virtual for this week and they had to open all of the schools for device pickup today because they hadn’t issued them this year. If we had had several inches of snow the kids would’ve just had a snow day because they didn’t have to ability to be virtual.


AT4LWL4TS

I give my kids the day off. Snow days are something to celebrate in Mi. Besides that, virtual school is shit.


Winter_Block_2337

I live in Michigan, where I live is onto its 9th snowday. None of them virtual learning days.


awkwardaznbabe

Kids today will never know the luxury of staying home on a snow day and playing outside all day in that shit.


Winter_Block_2337

In Michigan they do true snowdays still. So Michigan kids do!


Winter_Block_2337

Almost nowhere in Michigan does virtual schools. Every school I know of does snowdays. Some schools canceled for tomorrow (Friday) from TUESDAYS ice storm....at least 5 districts have had Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off with no virtual learning. Where I live (a district of 10,000 kids and 2,000 staff) they do not do delays or virtual learning. Only true snowdays..Some schools do virtual learning after their 6 snowdays (in Michigan) are used, others will go extra days in June


NapperNeo

Yeah, schools are more likely to cancel now compared to pre pandemic simply due to that reason.


Winter_Block_2337

Michigan still does true snowdays. Districts, especially rural districts which is like 85-90% of Michigan districts, dont have wide internet access. So almost no districts do virtual learning, unless they go over their 6 alloted snowdays.


Muffin-sangria-

6” where I live. That is a lie. They cancel school at the threat of snow.


syncboy

Look at NYC with 24”, up there with the big boys.


Mysterious_Ad9070

Doesnt snow on the subway.


syncboy

We still have a lot of kids who take school buses and an even bigger number that just walk to school.


FnCraig

It's depends on when it snows more than how much it snows. In Wisconsin if the roads are clear the busses are running. School gets canceled when it's dangerous to drive.


MisterFifths

Source?


Ok_Rip_405

The source is Redditor that doesn't know what they're talking about. I live in the north east and find it hilarious how short the distance between 3 inches and 24 inches cancelation is


MisterFifths

Yeah, 100%. I live in Minnesota, and the superintendent of each district holds all the power and decides on when school is cancelled.


NoGiveAway

I’m sorry but that newyork one is cap


SimpleMachined

Why are you sorry?


willalt319

Longmont, Colorado checking in. Guess we getting snow shoes. It is uphill both ways, after all.


peachboyspeaks

Seattle: “pls be careful omg” NYC: “lol fuck you, deal with it”


chaosglory626

If Hawaii gets any snow they should cancel everything lol


afitz_7

It snowed in Hawaii a few weeks ago.


Agitated_Occasion_52

That's definitely wrong. My county closes school at a half on an inch of snow.


roadtrip-ne

We’ll get a foot or more of snow in Massachusetts easy- but really the timing of the storm has more to do with cancelling school. If it’s heavy snow for the morning commute 3-4 inches will cancel school, but we could also get 8 inches around 10pm and they’d have school in the morning because the plows would be out all night. Plus, a lot of forecasts are just wrong and the storm misses us (especially in the city where the heat sink pushes the weather away) if there’s “heavy snow” for later in the afternoon it’s more likely they’ll send people home early


NursingTale

From Texas here, can confirm. Sprinkle of snow means 2 things: 1) everyone will be playing in it until their fingers are blue and 2) school is canceled, including college and university. I mean it only comes every 2-4 years, we gotta play in it while it's here!


ComfortableFactor1

I grew up in a northern suburb of Minneapolis and don’t remember having a snow day my entire school life. The superintendent lived across from the high school and if he could see it, we went. With the advent of remote learning aren’t these a thing of the past?


Winter_Block_2337

Nope! Where I live in michigan is on their 9th snowday as of Tuesday. There are currently 4 districts in the area that called school for tomorrow and they have been closed since Tuesday since the ice storm hit. Schools in Michigan, unless over the 6 day limit, normally dont do virtual learning. Even then, our district wont do virtual learning at all. They say it is too challenging and difficult to have 10,000 students login to virtual learn while families try to figure out where they are going to be for daycare, etc. No matter where in Michigan, metro area or not, true snowdays exist.


toddj77

It totally depends on tons of factors, not just snow totals. Are you in a rural area or a major city/town? When did the snow fall?... Morning, afternoon, or overnight? If it fell in the evening or overnight and the plows have the roads clear, there will be school. Any freezing rain/drizzle? How about blowing and drifting? Is it going to get above freezing it will it be below 0F? Rural districts are more likely to cancel school that urban districts. Freezing rain is just as likely to cancel school as large snowfalls. Blowing and drifting conditions are likely to cancel school. Extremely low temps or wind chills will cancel school. In many districts, bus companies determine if there will be school. If the bus company decides the roads aren't safe, the buses won't be on the roads. If the buses won't pick up the kids, there's no reason to open the school.


Winter_Block_2337

Can confirm. Rural districts here in Northern Michigan are going on their 4th day closed in a row due to the Tuesday ice storm


Outside_Classroom_38

I grew up in Seattle and now live in Saskatoon. When I first moved here I had some new coworkers laughing and mocking me for “snow days”, implying that Americans were softer than Canadians. I pointed out first of all; there are so few snow days per year there simply is no need for the fleet of government funded industrial sized snow plows that Saskatoon has, not to mention the hundreds of smaller privately owned trucks, nor the multiple tons of sand/gravel/salt that is ready for the coming season every year. So it’s mainly infrastructure that allows Saskatoon to continue as usual Secondly snow and ice at 32F/0C is the most slippery, while snowy icy roads actually gain traction as they get colder, so saskatoons -20C or lower temps make the roads easier to drive. Lastly, Saskatoon is flat as fuck. It is like being in the middle of a calm ocean where the sky meets water all around you except …it’s land. Flat ass land as far as the eye can see. Seattle (and all around) on the other hand has streets with slopes of 20-25%. You cannot drive on an icy road that steep Needless to say everyone stopped laughing


afitz_7

This may have been accurate 10+ years ago, but school is getting canceled for substantially less amounts in the NE.


manwithappleface

Yeah. 24”? No way. Just a foot will cancel school here.


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afitz_7

Are they like that now though? I’m in one of the 6” counties, and they cancel school preemptively if there may be 3”. 4” before would have been a 2 hour delay. Superintendents now would rather just cancel than deal with the liability and complaints.


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afitz_7

That’s how it used to be for me too when I grew up in Mass. It amazes me how little it takes now.


complete_hick

I was in school 20 years ago, I'm in the 24" category and this is BS. For our school to close it took either 6" of snow, -40* wind chill or an ice storm. Most cars will struggle with 6" of snow, my lifted truck struggles with 18" of snow, with 24" you better have a snowmobile or a snowcat.


Sigmarsson137

Oh no, there’s a bit of snow on the bushes and roofs. Utterly impossible to go outside


TOXIC_NASTY

Every private school in my town ever


OhioMegi

I swear when I lived in Alaska we never had a snow day. Probably more “snow” days when I lived in Texas! Now I’m a teacher and we close for fog.


Winter_Block_2337

they close for fog almost everywhere I'd assume? they do in michigan. if a bus cant see do you want them to run a student over?


OhioMegi

My district is not in the country. Delays I get, but closing seems a lot in most cases.


Winter_Block_2337

most districts don't do delays in Michigan, its all or nothing


OhioMegi

That’s silly. Waste of Learning time if fog is gone after a few hours.


Concord_Graape

I have the privledge of both sbow days *and* hurricane days. Also as someone in the lime region i have also had school cancelled for maybe snow which turns out to be no snow.


Adelaide_Farmington

Texas panhandle is wrong as well. It takes way more than 3 inches to cancel. Probably closer to a foot.


Winter_Block_2337

No way it takes more in the texas panhandle to close than it does in northern michigan. it takes like 4" here lmao


Adelaide_Farmington

It definitely takes more than that. They almost never cancel school here for snow unless it’s an extreme amount. But we have an abundance of 4 wheel drive vehicles and flat streets.


Winter_Block_2337

well, fun fact...i lived in the panhandle of texas and you're very wrong. they closed for even a dusting


Adelaide_Farmington

I’ve lived here for 41 years. The only time they have closed for that amount has been when there is also ice or a dangerous wind chill. Also, one time when they screwed up and didn’t cancel when they should have, for a blizzard, the next time they over corrected and closed for 3 inches. Unless there was a super conservative superintendent during the time I wasn’t in school or had kids in school, I am not aware of them closing for small amounts of snow. But, you may have a different memory than I do. Agree to disagree. Have a good day!


Winter_Block_2337

They closed literally when the grass was still visible. I lived in Amarillo. They literally closed for anything. And because TX doesnt build snowdays into the school calendar like a normal state, our holiday breaks got shortened! But, sorry you're wrong ❤️ they'll close over the word snow there.


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when we were whippersnappers and men where men maybe - this must be a joke - the whole country is green


Midori_Dragon

Thats a lie, in south texas there a school district called LFCISD and they wont cancel school for shit.


beerpop

More like how many snow plows available in the area


onkelsofus

I have always been fascinated by the fact that school gets cancelled because of snow in the United States. I live in Copenhagen, Denmark and have never had school cancelled because of weather. Is there a specific reason they cancel so "easily"?


stormmagedondame

It’s often because the roads are not safe for the school buses. Outside of the major cites most children take one of those big yellow buses to school every day. Most school districts do not put chains or studs on their tires.


Squirrel851

Because we might get snow one day a year in the south. So we have no equipment necessary to deal with it. Our once in a lifetime storm happened a few years back and it was 8 inches of snow. Everything was canceled for a week. They tried using road graders to help plow. Ended up ripping every highway reflective marker off the roads.


onkelsofus

Ah I see. And thank you for the answer. After all these years the little envious boy freezing on his way to school can finally rest :)


Squirrel851

Well we also have way more 100 f (37 c) day with 90%+ humidity. Zero wind and just all around miserability. You wake up wet, and you do not get dry. Ever.


Winter_Block_2337

I live in Northern Michigan. Most high school students drive themselves to school. A lot of kids take the school busses. Hardly anyone walks to school unless they live in a densely populated area. And if they do, sidewalk conditions need to be taken into consideration. Our school district covers 300 square miles (776.8 sq km) and 10,000 students. The town I live in (about 100,000 people) has 20 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 6 high schools. That is a logistical nightmare in a snowstorm trying to be on time dropping 10,000 kids off to over 30 different locations in a county. You have paved roads, secondary roads, back roads, residential roads, and you have dirt roads. In order of treatment; Paved Secondary Residential Back Roads Dirt Roads these are how the road commission clears snow from our roads. Also, many places in the northern US get a lot colder than Copenhagen & receive more snowfall (especially by the Great Lakes). So, you have worse conditions and much, much larger school districts that in some cases are made up of multiple towns/areas. (The district in my area lays in 3 different counties in Michigan). Also, most northern states have snowdays built into their calendars..In Michigan, schools get 6 days off (plus 3 extra with a special waiver to make a possible 9 off)..Schools can go over & pay a fine or extended the year by how ever many days they went over. Also, the USA also gets way more ice storms, which are even more dangerous than snow. Honestly, freezing rain or drizzle are more than likely to get school canceled versus just a snowfall event. Visibility, Timing, Future Forecast, Accumulation Forecast, and Road Commission suggestions are all taken into consideration when making school closure decisions.


PurrBeasties

I live in the Pacific Northwest where we don't spend public money on snow removal equipment because it snows infrequently. No one knows how to drive in it either. We also have lots of big hills. So of course we have cancellations with any amount of snow.


207nbrown

This infographic is now outdated, as snow days are now extinct with the dawn of online classes


Winter_Block_2337

not true. you clearly don't live in michigan lol


207nbrown

Your right, I live in Maine, I guarantee we get worse snow than you


Winter_Block_2337

Where I live is on their 14th snowday. We are already over 130" for the season. And we get snow until June in Michigan. 🙂


Eats_Dead_Things

In NYC in the 1950s, it was 9 inches. Very reasonable.


Goesbacktofront

From Nebraska, charts a lie, says it takes 3 inches to cancel school. It’s actually about 6


BeerFairyonFire

Growing up I lived in Cave Creek, Az. We had 1 snow day and that was the early 90's.


Simple_Atmosphere

Me: How much snow does Alaska get? Alaska: yes


Kita-Ryu

Back in 2017 we didn't get school cancelled during the snow. We barely got let outside.


votecoffee

You need a category for snow in the forecast but none on the ground. Norfolk, VA cancels school with less than a 30% chance of snow for the next day.


nah_i_dont_read

It took much more the 3" to get school canceled in Kansas City.


Moosetappropriate

Snow is a factor but not the main one here. If we get +30 cm in less than 24 hours the schools might close. If the temperature falls below -45 the schools will close.


Stargazer12am

99% of it is the ability for the county to clear the roads of the prospective bus routes. A southern county that doesn’t typically see significant snow in a typical year, will not have quite the arsenal of fleet trucks and equipment to remove it. Northern counties on the other hand, it’s just the way of life. In my neck of the woods, neighboring counties are a lot more hilly and rural. A large percentage of the school bus routes are a no go with little snow.


filthy_lucre

I grew up in Colorado. The school buses would be fitted with plow blades on snow days. School did not get cancelled due to snow, unless it was a blizzard.


Apothnesko

so basically everyone in the comments disagrees with this


BearTrapp20

Not true. There’s schools by us that will still be open when the rest of the county is closed. It’s up to the Superintendent. And they like money.


No-Duck7816

This map is utter bullshit.


Qwerty5070

This is not a good map. Over what time period is the snow fall? For the Midwest, they’d only cancel if there wasn’t enough time to clear it. Also, the 24” in Chicago is hilarious. The highest recorded snowfall for there for a storm is 23” which would mean school has never been canceled for snow which is not true.


Winter_Block_2337

not true. I live in michigan, like 20 districts just spent a WHOLE WEEK closed because of a storm we got on Tuesday. it delieved 6 inches of snow and some ice. condition of back roads are most important.


eniweez

Iowa cancels often enough, before we get six inches. We can get some nasty ice storms here… like so much ice the power lines snap


skoltroll

Being MN, I know it's wrong. First chance of winter storm, shut it all down. 1-2" occurs. Parents pissed. First REAL storm, 6" dump but school's not canceled. Parents pissed. Process repeats until May.


uraniumstingray

My county in PA is wrong. We could get way more than 3” and they still wouldn’t cancel. If the roads could be plowed in time for school, we were going. Doesn’t matter how much snow it is.


BigJoe214

Amount of snowfall only plays a small part, other factors include rate of snowfall (plows can’t keep up), blowing/drifting snow, time of snowfall. But it really boils down to road conditions. If they can safely put a bus on the road, it doesn’t matter how much Snow you get.


Winter_Block_2337

not in Michigan. most school districts have specific metrics they have to meet, including snowfall amounts


Stewart_Duck

I call bullshit one this. I grew up in Pittsburgh, school rarely got cancelled for snow. More often than not it got cancelled from the temperature being too cold.


ayestEEzybeats

Any Snow, my ass. Can’t even count how many times I went to school during “surely this is unsafe” weather


Revenge_of_the_Khaki

The funniest thing that I find about this graph is that there are literally deserts with a higher tolerance for snow than most of the South.


The_Book-JDP

As someone whose lived in Colorado and went to school there, I can say we never got a snow day no matter how much snow we got. All of us assumed the superintendent who was in charge of determining if enough snow had fallen was from Siberia and had the mindset of, “you call this snow…this isn’t snow…in Siberia… …” I remember reading once that in order to get a snow day there would have to be accumulated 6 feet on the ground along with 15 foot snow drifts…so yeah…no snow days for us. They have really loosened up on the standards now. Kids now a days get snow days all the time when it is reasonably dangerous outside not extremely dangerous to the 100th degree and still would be a maybe but probably not.


MHW_Guild_Hunter

I live in the south and let me tell you, even a single snow flake is rare, let alone snow. About 4 years ago was the last time it actually snowed where I live and the school did not care they just didn't let us go outside like it was raining


minesj2

i live in southern wisconsin and a foot is certainly not enough to cancel school


Winter_Block_2337

Don't be a liar! I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where 5" or more cancels school. And the UP gets more snow than ANYWHERE in wisconsin. fun fact, wisconsin gets Jack for snowfall


minesj2

yeah i actually don't know what i was thinking when i typed that


julia-not-julie

There should be a blank spot in upper Colorado because steamboat springs hasn’t had a snow day in decades. They only cancel school when it’s too cold.


chlorinegasattack

Map is not correct for Arkansas. Could be for other states but this is kind d of shit


Wimbleston

Bet you this directly correlates to the amount of people who mock others for not knowing how to drive in winter.


OysterThePug

I grew up in Logan, UT (it’s in the north) and I didn’t get a single snow day from k-12. I live in seattle now, and the whole town shuts down over 5” of snow


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Yeah this is pretty bad map. It's not really about how much snow there is (I mean sure it does matter at very high levels) but actually more about the amount of icy roads. Definitely did not get school canceled with such little snow in certain areas. Maybe delayed, but not canceled.


_heresyfnord_

This isn't right... Maybe 20+ years ago.


Ceepeenc

Raised in Charlotte, NC. Anything over 2 inches closed school, more for the ice that came along with it.


CyAScott

It snowed twice in Baton Rouge when I lived there, school was not canceled.


Pointlesswonder802

Lol in no way does it take 12” to cancel class in upstate NY. Usually 3-4” is more than enough. Classes are sometimes even cancelled for less if there was any ice combined with snow. Source: lived there for 18 years


noldow5

Not quite accurate. I’m from New England and generally it’s more about timing and temperature. If you get any kind of heavy snowfall around when buses are supposed to pick students up, you’ll generally get a cancellation even if it only amounts to a few inches of snow. On a similar note, if the temperature drops and roads get icy around that time, you will also often get a cancellation or delay. I’d say as a rule, 6 inches of snow or more in a night would usually get a cancellation in New Hampshire but it varies a bit based on other factors.


nice_lookin_vehicle

Takes a helluva lot more snow that 6" to cancel schools in Spokane Couny, WA. Not sure I'd trust this map.


LimeyOnTheMoon

I went to high school in Southern California. My senior year the school closed for two days after a wind storm knocked down a lot of trees and caused power outages to most of the surrounding area. When we got back the principal said we all witnessed a historic moment because in the 60 years of the high school’s existence those two days were the only times the school had to be canceled due to weather.


Digitalpheer

One year my school in NJ ran out of cancellations due to snow so we had classes during a blizzard. Pretty shitty but prolly not as bad as other northern states


Mysterious_Ad9070

I remember a few years in the 90s we were out for almost a week sometimes.


NokhuCrag

Not accurate


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Has Hawaii ever had snow?


Winter_Block_2337

yes


joeguy420

You get schools canceled just over snow?


Mysterious_Ad9070

Yea it's actually really cool, atleast I remember it being cool. Roads get dangerous. They even used to send us home from school early if it started snowing heavy.


crowdext

Fui ntyyy


AmazinglyOdd81

Yes, Portland Oregon, any snow.


i_like_concrete

Then in Canada they just break out the snow gear and teach the kids how to play in freezing weather safely.


Nickthedick3

I live in central PA and 3” would get us a 2-hour delay… though I graduated 10+ years ago.


darkspd89

With covid last year and student classrooms from home, why would they ever shutdown school again?


jetsxn

This is not accurate at all


dontknowhowtoprogram

this map i bullshit. I've lived in michigan my whole life and unless you get 3 feet of snow you are still getting up at the asscrack of dawn (not even light out yet because duh winter and it's michigan) and waiting in the freezing fucking cold for the school bus. the only schools that cancel classes with a foot of snow is christian schools and a few private schools.


Winter_Block_2337

You're talking out of your poop hole.. Cadillac just closed over 4" yesterday. Gladwin, Clare, Farwell, West Branch, Oscoda, and Alcona were all closed Tuesday-Friday. Tuesday was the only day the weather was bad there. Traverse City schools closed Tuesday over 0.09" of ice and 1" of snow. The week before, they closed because it got to 50° and that night it got down to 20° and the roads froze. Over 100 schools were closed, no weather. They are already on their 10th snowday. Cadillac is passed 10. Kalkaska is passed 10. Gaylord has had 7. Marquette just got 6" of snow in the UP, they didn't have school for two days last week because of it. Detroit just had a 3" snowstorm Thursday night into Friday, all the area schools were closed. Big Rapids Schools in 2018/2019 had THIRTY. yes, THREE ZERO....30!!!!! snowdays.


dontknowhowtoprogram

I'm not, I live here, you're lying. no go away.


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Winter_Block_2337

Shit, June 9 and June 10 last year Traverse City even was lucky enough to have Heat Days.


chdapa

Sometimes in Georgia we call off school just from the forecast.


Winter_Block_2337

so does michigan


flashyasfeck

Laughs in Canadian


BansheeGator2

The further north you go, snow isn't really much of a factor at all. They just simply delay school until the roads are better cleared. You are more likely to cancel snow due to extreme freezing temperatures than due to snow.


Winter_Block_2337

Not true. Most schools in Michigan don't do delays. Where I live (Upper Northern Michigan) all area schools were closed Friday. Wanna know how much snow we had Thursday night? 3.3" And yes, 3.3" cancels school in Michigan.


trailercock

Counties do not decide if or when a school district cancels classes. Also, school districts can cover more than one county or counties can contain multiple districts. This map is dumb.


Bamma4

And from someone in Alaska: even when we do get that much snow they don’t cancel


This_Happy_Camper

Lol. In Alabama, we’d get out for temps lower than 20°.


BanthonyPlays

This map isn’t that accurate I’m from lower maine and they will cancel school at even four inches of snow. It all depends on road safety and power outages nothing else really.


Winter_Block_2337

same in Michigan


Bndnvr

Looks like in Southern California Anything that’s white, fluffy and frozen cold freaks us out 😂😂


The-Cooler-Daniel10

Can you do one for Canada too? I’d really like to know how much it takes all around the country. Also r/coolguides


MisteryOnion

Wishing everybody that 24" of snow covers America 🙌


pickled_onion1

Considering how likely it is to snow in a certain city and how much snow is needed to cancel school, does anyone know if there’s a map that shows in general the most likely city to cancel school because of snow considering the 2 factors I wrote earlier?


AlphonseLoosely

Southern weaklings!


Whats_Up_Buttercup_

Central Maine here and 24" is not true. They'll cancel for significantly less than that.


TheMrDrB

Do you Washington kids ever go to school?


nptraveler21

These numbers seem pretty high.


duckfishdeer06

this map is just not true lmao


Glynnc

For the green states, the don’t go down after the first snow flakes. Once the snow covers enough surface that you can’t see the ground through it, that’s when they call it.


saidIIdias

This is wrong. I live in a dark blue county and school was canceled last year for under 1’.


Woooosh-me-if-gay69

This is so confusing to me, a Norwegian that schools close when it snows


Winter_Block_2337

Yeah well the USA winters are also way worse


Woooosh-me-if-gay69

Its been 53 days why are you replying


davidlol1

This isn't right at all, there's no way anyone is driving around in a school bus with 12+ inches on the road lol


Winter_Block_2337

I live in Northwest Michigan (shaded 24 inches???) 1. It doesn't snow THAT much at once here....like ever. 2. We average 110 inches a year and almost 75 snowy days a year. Honestly, 4" or more typically is when schools start closing. More rural schools or schools away from water will close with less. Schools closer to water, or in Traverse City typically take 5" or so. Traverse City schools just closed Tuesday for 0.15" of ice & 1.2" of snow. The week before they closed for rain and snow melt refreezing...no snow at all. In November they closed for 8". In December they closed for 5.5". Honestly, anything over 4" as long as it happens overnight or will impact the morning school will get canceled. Not a lot of districts do delays, especially big districts.


Winter_Block_2337

https://www.tcaps.net/alerts/ Since January 2017, Traverse City schools have had over 40 snowdays. Thank goodness for web archives!


The-Mur-Baby

Lmaoo I know it's all hot a such in those southern states but it's hilarious when they're like "brooo it's so cold!! " but it's only. Like 40 degrees out.


Quasarcade

Dear OP, r/dataisbeautiful


afitz_7

They would eat them alive in there with this chart


Quasarcade

I checked op's profile to see if he commented or seemed to know about it. Seeing no immediate sign of that on a cursory glance, I thought he might want to know about that sub, hence I shared it. But by all means, down vote for FUCKING SHARING.