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    School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Why are the local schools all closed tomorrow. Is it gonna get that nasty? I'm supposed to go to Pipestone Minn in AM.



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    I think just because of the below zero temperatures and wind chills. I don't believe its supposed to get above zero. I can't believe how little it takes to close school these days. Just dress your kids warmer!



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Not going to be nasty. Just cold (at least that is my understanding). They cancel school due to cold on occassion. They don't want kids standing at bus stops in -40 windchills.


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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Really windy and cold...u could die if u walk outside haha just kiddin


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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    They didn't cancel school when I was a kid unless it reached 56 below. We are raising a generation of pansies!


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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    You need to get off the couch and check your thermometer!!!!



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Due to the extreme cold wind chill the weather people are predicting. Back in our day I don't remember having school canceled based on what the weather man said.



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    They didn't cancel school when I was a kid unless it reached 56 below. We are raising a generation of pansies!
    I know ,I walked to school three miles in fifty below all the time. My mom just packed Jack Daniels in my thermos to make it bearable.



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    I only had school cancelled for cold weather once. Wind chills were around -40 that day or two. It's supposed to get around there again tonight/tomorrow morning.


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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKID View Post
    I know ,I walked to school three miles in fifty below all the time. My mom just packed Jack Daniels in my thermos to make it bearable.
    I had to walk five miles in 60 below, all the while pushing the dead carcases of my schoolmates to the side of the road so their blood wouldn't corrode the tracks of the red army tanks driving by. But I was rewarded for my efforts with an unused sheet of wide rule notebook paper, which i used to carve the flesh off of my fallen comrades to feed the wolves that chased me all the way back home. Oh, those were the days my friend.


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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    I had to walk five miles in 60 below, all the while pushing the dead carcases of my schoolmates to the side of the road so their blood wouldn't corrode the tracks of the red army tanks driving by. But I was rewarded for my efforts with an unused sheet of wide margined notebook paper, which i used to carve the flesh off of my fallen comrades to feed the wolves that chased me all the way back home. Oh, those were the days my friend.
    what were u pushing?


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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Keep in mind they changed the wind chill formula back in 2001, so that it might not sound as bad today. Tomorrows temps would probably be closer to 50 or 60 below with the old formula.



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbahotep View Post
    They didn't cancel school when I was a kid unless it reached 56 below. We are raising a generation of pansies!
    The NWS re-did the calculation of wind chill in 2001. Under the old chart wind chills tonight in Des Moines would be between -51 and -58.

    So on the contrary, we were pansies back then!

    here's a link if you want to check it out.
    GOLDEN GATE WEATHER SERVICES- Wind Chill, New and Old



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by galactawitz View Post
    Keep in mind they changed the wind chill formula back in 2001, so that it might not sound as bad today. Tomorrows temps would probably be closer to 50 or 60 below with the old formula.
    Ok, you were first, you win.



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    Re: School Cancelled Tomorrow?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeguy85 View Post
    The NWS re-did the calculation of wind chill in 2001. Under the old chart wind chills tonight in Des Moines would be between -51 and -58.

    So on the contrary, we were pansies back then!

    here's a link if you want to check it out.
    GOLDEN GATE WEATHER SERVICES- Wind Chill, New and Old
    Only if you walked to school wearing a coat!


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