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Delmarva Peninsula: all public schools in DE, many in Maryland and Virginia closing already due to extreme cold Feb. 20
This is quite unusual.

Not to have to wait until tomorrow AM to find out if schools are closed - wow.


THE ENTIRE STATE OF DELAWARE CLOSED ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALREADY FOR TOMORROW.

Maryland and Virginia have closed some too, and put others on delays.

Very unusual, again, they never give parents this much advance warning.

All I can say is thanks, guys.

and what do they know that we don't? thumbs

links: for Virginia and Maryland school closings/delays:

[link to www.wjla.com]


for the entire state of Delaware (it's small, I know, but still):

[link to www.delawareonline.com]

Last Edited by beeches on 02/19/2015 05:36 PM
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there have been schools I'm aware of with bursting pipe water damage, but this is unprecedented in my experience.
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Thread: Winter '14-'15 is going to be unusually COLD. Mark my words.
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Re: Delmarva Peninsula: all public schools in DE, many in Maryland and Virginia closing already due to extreme cold Feb. 20
Governor Markell made Delaware the first state to observe Charles Darwin Day. Now we have record cold and record low water level in the Delaware river last Sunday. I wonder what's next?
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Governor Markell made Delaware the first state to observe Charles Darwin Day. Now we have record cold and record low water level in the Delaware river last Sunday. I wonder what's next?
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NE Maryland schools are closed (Cecil, Harford Co) The latter has never called it so early, usually waiting until 5 am to make their robocalls.
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NE Maryland schools are closed (Cecil, Harford Co) The latter has never called it so early, usually waiting until 5 am to make their robocalls.
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that is what I mean.

this is unheard of.

but I am grateful for the time to prepare.
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Re: Delmarva Peninsula: all public schools in DE, many in Maryland and Virginia closing already due to extreme cold Feb. 20
Wind chill -24.

schools are going to have so many burst pipes it won't be funny.
already ongoing in this area.

but an amazing clear sky!

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Wind chill -24.

schools are going to have so many burst pipes it won't be funny.
already ongoing in this area.

but an amazing clear sky!
 Quoting: beeches


We in NE Maryland may get as much as 7"+ on Saturday.
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Sometimes schools in the South close because of extreme cold. It can use up too much of their heating allotment in one day plus kids outside waiting for the bus are not as warmly dressed as in places where cold is not unusual.

Wind chill right now is 13 which is cold for here. The schools will start late a couple of hours or may be closed and this is coming your way. Second day of it. Wind chill -15 night before last so it's real. Hope it didn't kill too much of the vegetation here as we have ornamental Palm trees and such.


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Wind chill -24.

schools are going to have so many burst pipes it won't be funny.
already ongoing in this area.

but an amazing clear sky!
 Quoting: beeches


We in NE Maryland may get as much as 7"+ on Saturday.
 Quoting: Life and Love


like Elkton???
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Sometimes schools in the South close because of extreme cold. It can use up too much of their heating allotment in one day plus kids outside waiting for the bus are not as warmly dressed as in places where cold is not unusual.

Wind chill right now is 13 which is cold for here. The schools will start late a couple of hours or may be closed and this is coming your way. Second day of it. Wind chill -15 night before last so it's real. Hope it didn't kill too much of the vegetation here as we have ornamental Palm trees and such.


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 Quoting: Bluebird


I hope your plants are safe too, bluebird. The 2-story magnolia a neighbor has is doing okay, but it is an amazing sight covered in snow and ice.

our 2-story rhododendron has the leaves rolled up the tightness of cigarettes - it is how it protects itself from dehydration in extreme cold.

I agree this might also have been a financial decision. Especially since today is a Friday, they would be heating more and then cooling down somewhat again for the weekend.

Also, some places are experiencing water pipe breaks almost throughout the buildings. The students would have to be sent home in those schools. That is hard to orchestrate in this cold, when many parents (and grandparents who raise kids) may not be ready to get them at home.
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Re: Delmarva Peninsula: all public schools in DE, many in Maryland and Virginia closing already due to extreme cold Feb. 20
Wind chill -24.

schools are going to have so many burst pipes it won't be funny.
already ongoing in this area.

but an amazing clear sky!
 Quoting: beeches


We in NE Maryland may get as much as 7"+ on Saturday.
 Quoting: Life and Love


like Elkton???
 Quoting: beeches


Western side of the bay.

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Wind chill -24.

schools are going to have so many burst pipes it won't be funny.
already ongoing in this area.

but an amazing clear sky!
 Quoting: beeches


We in NE Maryland may get as much as 7"+ on Saturday.
 Quoting: Life and Love


like Elkton???
 Quoting: beeches


Western side of the bay.

[link to www.facebook.com (secure)]
 Quoting: Life and Love


thanks!
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Pretty strange I live over the Bay Bridge and my daughter has been to school 1 day this week, pretty strange I say. I don't remember this back in the day.
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Pretty strange I live over the Bay Bridge and my daughter has been to school 1 day this week, pretty strange I say. I don't remember this back in the day.
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Same thing in my school system.
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Re: Delmarva Peninsula: all public schools in DE, many in Maryland and Virginia closing already due to extreme cold Feb. 20
Pretty strange I live over the Bay Bridge and my daughter has been to school 1 day this week, pretty strange I say. I don't remember this back in the day.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Same thing in my school system.
 Quoting: Life and Love


She had off today for icy roads, I saw no ice at all...
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Pretty strange I live over the Bay Bridge and my daughter has been to school 1 day this week, pretty strange I say. I don't remember this back in the day.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Same thing in my school system.
 Quoting: Life and Love


She had off today for icy roads, I saw no ice at all...
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Off today for super cold (0 deg this morning)
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Pretty strange I live over the Bay Bridge and my daughter has been to school 1 day this week, pretty strange I say. I don't remember this back in the day.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Same thing in my school system.
 Quoting: Life and Love


She had off today for icy roads, I saw no ice at all...
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Off today for super cold (0 deg this morning)
 Quoting: Life and Love


Do you remember being off for 0 deg?
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Same thing in my school system.
 Quoting: Life and Love


She had off today for icy roads, I saw no ice at all...
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Off today for super cold (0 deg this morning)
 Quoting: Life and Love


Do you remember being off for 0 deg?
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Never. I don't remember being off for a couple of inches of snow, either. They're probably afraid of liability lawsuits these days.
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She had off today for icy roads, I saw no ice at all...
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Off today for super cold (0 deg this morning)
 Quoting: Life and Love


Do you remember being off for 0 deg?
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Never. I don't remember being off for a couple of inches of snow, either. They're probably afraid of liability lawsuits these days.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Yep very very true. I just can't stand how they end up going to school into the summer, that drives me crazy.
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Off today for super cold (0 deg this morning)
 Quoting: Life and Love


Do you remember being off for 0 deg?
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Never. I don't remember being off for a couple of inches of snow, either. They're probably afraid of liability lawsuits these days.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Yep very very true. I just can't stand how they end up going to school into the summer, that drives me crazy.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


When I was a senior in HS I drove a school bus in No Va. I can remember many times putting on chains in the morning before picking up kids. Of course that was in 1968.
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Do you remember being off for 0 deg?
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


Never. I don't remember being off for a couple of inches of snow, either. They're probably afraid of liability lawsuits these days.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Yep very very true. I just can't stand how they end up going to school into the summer, that drives me crazy.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


When I was a senior in HS I drove a school bus in No Va. I can remember many times putting on chains in the morning before picking up kids. Of course that was in 1968.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Well, I remember when I was younger my father driving around in the snow pulling people out from being stuck, I graduated in 1991 and had a jeep also remember driving around, lawdy now people around here creep like they can't drive it's sad, did you see the new law getting ready to pass. The speed limit is going to be 70mph gosh I will never get across the bridge now the accidents are going to be horrific and the traffic from the snow starting my gosh is going to be like getting 2 feet lol.
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Never. I don't remember being off for a couple of inches of snow, either. They're probably afraid of liability lawsuits these days.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Yep very very true. I just can't stand how they end up going to school into the summer, that drives me crazy.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


When I was a senior in HS I drove a school bus in No Va. I can remember many times putting on chains in the morning before picking up kids. Of course that was in 1968.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Well, I remember when I was younger my father driving around in the snow pulling people out from being stuck, I graduated in 1991 and had a jeep also remember driving around, lawdy now people around here creep like they can't drive it's sad, did you see the new law getting ready to pass. The speed limit is going to be 70mph gosh I will never get across the bridge now the accidents are going to be horrific and the traffic from the snow starting my gosh is going to be like getting 2 feet lol.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


And on state roads, too. (vs. interstate highways). That's just crazy around here. Texas has some 80 mph speed limits out in the middle of nowhere, but we don't have much "out in the middle of nowhere" here.
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Yep very very true. I just can't stand how they end up going to school into the summer, that drives me crazy.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


When I was a senior in HS I drove a school bus in No Va. I can remember many times putting on chains in the morning before picking up kids. Of course that was in 1968.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Well, I remember when I was younger my father driving around in the snow pulling people out from being stuck, I graduated in 1991 and had a jeep also remember driving around, lawdy now people around here creep like they can't drive it's sad, did you see the new law getting ready to pass. The speed limit is going to be 70mph gosh I will never get across the bridge now the accidents are going to be horrific and the traffic from the snow starting my gosh is going to be like getting 2 feet lol.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


And on state roads, too. (vs. interstate highways). That's just crazy around here. Texas has some 80 mph speed limits out in the middle of nowhere, but we don't have much "out in the middle of nowhere" here.
 Quoting: Life and Love



Yep exactly and they wonder why kids can't drive around here . It's bad enough adults, my daughter won't get her license for sure until she is 18 I am scared for her lol
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Wow, beeches. I have never heard of that being done by an entire state before.

Five stars and pin suggest.
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Do you remember being off for 0 deg?
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Never. I don't remember being off for a couple of inches of snow, either. They're probably afraid of liability lawsuits these days.
 Quoting: Life and Love


Yep very very true. I just can't stand how they end up going to school into the summer, that drives me crazy.
 Quoting: 1SwtWrld 67248012


When I was a senior in HS I drove a school bus in No Va. I can remember many times putting on chains in the morning before picking up kids. Of course that was in 1968.
 Quoting: Life and Love


chains not permitted here. Which is not wise, in my opinion.
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parents in Wilmington have comments on schools delaying due to cold. This was in the Carolinas.
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Wow, beeches. I have never heard of that being done by an entire state before.

Five stars and pin suggest.
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thanks! cool2

was pinned yesterday - so the message got out.

Now we are looking at snow tomorrow.

old emperor winter sure put his white coat down, as Joe Bastardi said he would!
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parents in Wilmington have comments on schools delaying due to cold. This was in the Carolinas.
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I am in the mountains of North Carolina, and the schools are closed here, too.

But we have had snow and ice, so that is normal for us.
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parents in Wilmington have comments on schools delaying due to cold. This was in the Carolinas.
 Quoting: beeches

I am in the mountains of North Carolina, and the schools are closed here, too.

But we have had snow and ice, so that is normal for us.
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that bit was from a day without precip, but the principle holds that some parents are glad to send their kids to school whatever the conditions, and some are more eager to keep them home.

it is related to a degree to this: some parents see public school as free daycare.

They like long bus rides for the kids too, that is longer free daycare.
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