Will We Have a Snow Day Tuesday?

posted Dec 16, 2013, 4:46 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 16, 2013, 4:48 PM ]
What do these colors and lines mean? Is this a map of 
Ohio or North Dakota? Should I be buying extra supplies
at the grocery store? All these questions and more are 
answered in this post!
As most of the students at Van Buren wait impatiently for the last week of school to end, I'm sure many are looking for any excuse to start winter break just a little bit earlier this year. With only three more days of school left, teachers and students are searching for any last bit of motivation to do their homework, or generally show up to school, which brings me to the question several people are asking: Will we end up with a delay or closing tomorrow? 

As the picture to the left shows, a burst of heavy snow should be moving through most of northwest Ohio this evening into the overnight hours (Indicated by the green over Wood/Hancock county). Most of Hancock county will see at least an inch or two of snowfall by the early morning hours tomorrow. Skies should clear out during the morning followed by more light snow later in the day Tuesday. Now some of you may be wondering, "Gee this is great and everything, but will I need to set my alarm tomorrow morning?" I think you will, but you might be getting up a couple hours later than usual. 

There's a good chance the country roads surrounding Van Buren are in rough shape by tomorrow morning, especially because the wind will be picking up once again. A lot of roads are still snow covered, and any snow that falls tonight will definitely help those who are hoping for a delay. We already saw one school delay for blowing snow, so why not two in a row? I think a delay is very possible, but closing school down for a couple inches of snow probably won't happen. If the snow falls just a little later than expected, then there's a greater chance for a delay/closing. 

My Official SnowDay Forecast: 

2 Hour Delay: 55%
Closing: 30% 

Note: If we do not delay tomorrow, please do not remind me. I'm sure I'll notice that we aren't delayed if I'm at the school by 7:50 A.M.