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    Snow is coming?

    Ok, so they just showed on the news that Ames Schools are closing at 1? Come on! It is winter in Iowa, why does everything have to close when we are going to get like 2 inches of snow?


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    Re: Snow is coming?

    seriously. When I was in school, they didn't close schools BEFORE it snowed. They closed them when the snow began falling. I don't understand this whole idea of closing because of the "threat" of snow. Weak.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Why? Mobs of angry parents and lawsuits...



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Ok, so they just showed on the news that Ames Schools are closing at 1? Come on! It is winter in Iowa, why does everything have to close when we are going to get like 2 inches of snow?
    No kidding! As long as I can still see my golfball, school does not need to be called early.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    The NWS forecast for Ames:

    This Afternoon: Periods of rain and snow, becoming all snow after 3pm. High near 34. Northeast wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches possible.

    Tonight: Periods of snow with areas of blowing snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 19. Wind chill values as low as 5. Windy, with a north northwest wind between 17 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    You think that is bad, they canceled school here in Omaha one day last week because it was too cold. It was only like 5 below. What a bunch of pansy wusses our society has become.

    No thanks to the trial lawyers and the idea that if I am too ...(you pick)
    a)hungover
    b) still drunk
    c) not awake because I don't have to cash the welfare check until this afternoon
    d) all of the above.

    to make sure my kid has a stocking cap on - I can sue the school parents out there.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Why? Mobs of angry parents and lawsuits...
    Yet, mobs of angry employees and lawsuits doesn't scare most businesses or ISU MBA off campus night classes. Damn it!



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    In 5 years at ISU - I believe they cancelled classes twice. Once for a nasty blizzard in '90-'91 and once for the big floods in '93.

    My wife is taking grad courses though Iowa here in DSM. They follow the DMACC class alerts to define when classes are cancelled and they have been twice THIS SEMESTER!

    I know you're talking about El Ed and such, but it's all the same.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Yeah, tragic.




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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    In 5 years at ISU - I believe they cancelled classes twice. Once for a nasty blizzard and once for the big floods in '93.

    My wife is taking grad courses though Iowa here in DSM. They follow the DMACC class alerts to define when classes are cancelled and they have been twice THIS SEMESTER!

    I know you're talking about El Ed and such, but it's all the same.
    Oh, ISU doesn't follow DMACC. Otherwise we would have been out a lot already!



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    And once again, eastern Iowa is going to get the brunt of this thing. If you guys around the DSM area (or most other places) are tired of winter, spend some time in eastern IA. Those folks are beyond sick of it.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    They had to go until 100 to count it as official day.


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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    And once again, eastern Iowa is going to get the brunt of this thing. If you guys around the DSM area (or most other places) are tired of winter, spend some time in eastern IA. Those folks are beyond sick of it.
    I was at my folks in Dubuque for the weekend.

    We got nothin' compared to what's been dumped up that way.



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    And once again, eastern Iowa is going to get the brunt of this thing. If you guys around the DSM area (or most other places) are tired of winter, spend some time in eastern IA. Those folks are beyond sick of it.
    This man speaks the truth. In my years at ISU we got classes canceled once. My sister goes to Kirkwood CC here in Cedar Rapids. And they have closed campus 3 or 4 times this month plus several late starts or early closings.

    I am really ready for spring



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    Re: Snow is coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by becrisgreg View Post
    You think that is bad, they canceled school here in Omaha one day last week because it was too cold. It was only like 5 below. What a bunch of pansy wusses our society has become.

    No thanks to the trial lawyers and the idea that if I am too ...(you pick)
    a)hungover
    b) still drunk
    c) not awake because I don't have to cash the welfare check until this afternoon
    d) all of the above.

    to make sure my kid has a stocking cap on - I can sue the school parents out there.
    wow... tell us how you really feel.

    I'm not sure why everybody's so worked up about it, so what if schools are more "wussy" with their cancellations? Maybe its an improvement from the old days. Most schools have a few built in snow days in their schedule already, and bad winters like this are the exception, what does 2 or 3 extra days of school in May or June really hurt?



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