School cancelled due to the cold (in Off-topic)


RedWolf February 5 2007 11:39 AM EST

My mom woke me up at 6:30 this morning to tell me to go back to sleep. Apparently it was -25 F this morning (-31 C) and -35 F with wind chill (-37 C). So they canceled school.

And yes, this is the same place that didn't have any snow a few weeks ago. Now we have a decent amount, and it looks like its here to stay.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] February 5 2007 12:26 PM EST

If they closed school for that kind of temperature here, I would have missed a month or two of school every year since kindergarten XD

Aren't those mornings great though? Much like when the bus never comes...

Regarding the last two lines: it was the same here. Snow and cold were badly delayed, but right now we are having the coldest february since the 50's...Last month I was worrying about the hot temperature. Not sure what to worry about today.

It was -34(C) with the wind this morning, been like that for a week and a half. It sucks.

Enjoy your day off!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 5 2007 1:10 PM EST

Strangely, there a minimum temperature it has to be by law to allow workplaces/schools to open. Below that, no go.

But there isn't a maximum temperature...

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] February 5 2007 1:54 PM EST

yea, they cancelled school for the kids here too, but us college students still have to walk to class in the frigid weather, dont even get to ride the bus :(

Sir Leon [Soup Ream] February 5 2007 4:02 PM EST

Thats insane We've only had school cancel once because of cold and it was -10 as the high.(windchill)

Where about do you guys live?

Lochnivar February 5 2007 4:15 PM EST

Move to Victoria BC

6 inches of snow and -5C managed to close this city down and put people without power for a few days.

Probably a result of the person to snowplow ratio of 300,000:1

Drama February 5 2007 4:28 PM EST

We, Ash and me, are living near Montreal city (Canada, Quebec).

Here, temperature can go down up to -40° C in winter. And, in summer, it may reach 35-40° C.

Drama February 5 2007 4:29 PM EST

Mmm, I don't know where those  comes from?

Adminedyit February 5 2007 5:17 PM EST

hehe and the best part is pit you're paying for it. :8^)

Xenko February 5 2007 6:09 PM EST

"We, Ash and me, are living near Montreal city (Canada, Quebec).

Here, temperature can go down up to -40° C in winter. And, in summer, it may reach 35-40° C."

I'm in Ottawa. -40C today with the wind chill... nothing was closed. The people where you live need to toughen up RedWolf :P

RAMPAGE February 5 2007 6:41 PM EST

Hey in Florida they cancelled school back in 86 when I was visiting Disney world because it hit 32F.
Coming down from NH we thought it was a nice day. =)

Shelingar February 7 2007 10:47 PM EST

When I was at high school we had the opposite issue. No air conditioning (just fans) and in class temperatures of above 38 deg C (100 deg F I believe). Supposedly by law we should have been able to go home when it got that hot inside, but it never happened.

My Science teacher got all upset about it one time and asked us to be witnesses to the temperature so he could write a complaint letter to the education department.

(This was Perth, Western Australia btw)

Thraklight Resonance February 7 2007 11:50 PM EST

I spent portions of seventh and eighth grade in Fairbanks, Alaska and can recall walking to school when the temperature dropped to -65 F without any wind chill added to the total. I spent the entire 7th grade winter wearing snowmobile boots to school or mickey boots when the weather was extremely cold, but even mickey boots lose their effectiveness once the temperature drops below -40 F.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] February 7 2007 11:54 PM EST

we havent had a cancellation yet this year, and it takes 15 minutes for me to walk from the parking lot to my class in the mornings... I feel like im gonna faint by the time i reach the building...

Josh [Cult of the Valaraukar] February 8 2007 12:48 AM EST

It was below 0 here the last few days with windchills ranging from -30 to -10 degrees and public schools were open. It sucked. Especially being in high school and having to use public transportation. Waiting 15min for a train leaves you pretty cold.

MrC [DodgingTheEvilForgeFees] February 8 2007 12:49 AM EST

Yet another 25C day here.

0 inches of snow.
Clear sunny skies.

Such tough weather lately.

Lochnivar February 8 2007 1:14 AM EST

Bah, when I was in university I had to walk up hill into the wind going to and from class all winter long (due to a unique terrain feature this was literally true).

Cold weather breeds character; so does really hot weather for that matter.

Of course once you develop sufficient character levels it's time to haul tail to somewhere mild.

It worked for me and it can work for you too!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] February 8 2007 3:11 AM EST

Snowing here. School remains open.
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