Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Weather Concerns

Well, it is cold again today. Just how cold is open to debate. Regardless of wind speed,-4 air temp is cold. I have attached the 7am weather readings from 3 different weather forecasting and reading services. This is the kind of info that makes days like today a difficult decision. Which one is accurate? After being outside this morning, I think it is a combination of all three. As most of the county closed around us last night, a few of us waited. We were looking at one weather model and those closing were looking at another. Once it became clear that only a couple of us were going to be open, it was determined to error on the side of caution. Closing school is an inexact science. And as we all know, with central Illinois weather - wait 5 minutes and it will change. The problem is that parents and staff and bus drivers all need more than 5 minutes notice before canceling school. I hope you all have a great day and maybe - just maybe this will be the last windchill cancellation of the year.......BUT we do live Illinois.