It’s a SNOW day!

It’s not that I don’t like school.  I like school as much as the next person.  It’s just that this is the first day off from school we’ve had in what seems like an unusually wintery winter.


This is the first day school has been canceled in a long time.  The last time was in my first or second year in Haines–I wish I knew the date now.  As I recall, I had a heck of a time getting out of my long driveway on small tracts spur, but eventually made it.  When I made it to school, there was no one there at first, but soon after that, Fontenot pulled up and then shortly after that we discovered there was no school.  Boy, did we ever celebrate.  Not that we don’t like school.

So what did we do?  Did we sit around grading papers?  Did we write up lesson plweather map 1 march 2007ans for the rest of the week?

Nope.  We went to the video store to rent a few movies, then bought some pizza, pop, and other party supplies and went to my house to kick back and have some fun.

Here’s the weather for the day from yahoo.com:


Detailed Local Forecast

How to Read This

  • Today: Periods of snow. Very cold. High around 20F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
  • Tonight: Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low 18F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.
  • Tomorrow: Snow during the morning will mix with rain at times during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
  • Tomorrow night: Periods of rain and snow. Low 34F. NNW winds shifting to ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
  • Wednesday: Rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.
  • Thursday: Mix of rain and snow. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid 20s.
  • Friday: Chance of a few snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

The weather doesn’t look too bad when you look at the weather map.  What seems to have made this weather worse than other snowfall we’ve had this winter is that the snow started falling very heavily EARLY this morning  and is forecast to continue snowing heavily through the morning.  I’ve heard that we’re supposed to get 20 inches (or at least Juneau is) by noon.  Juneau canceled school for Monday yesterday.

In the satellite view up above, it looks like the snow is swirling around from the NE, to my untrained eye.

This is the first day school has been canceled in a long time.  The last time was in my first or second year in Haines–I wish I knew the date now.  As I recall, I had a heck of a time getting out of my long driveway on small tracts spur, but eventually made it.  When I made it to school, there was no one there at first, but soon after that, Fontenot pulled up and then shortly after that we discovered there was no school.  Boy, did we ever celebrate.  Not that we don’t like school.

So what did we do?  Did we sit around grading papers?  Did we write up lesson plans for the rest of the week?

Nope.  We went to the video store to rent a few movies, then bought some pizza, pop, and other party supplies and went to my house to kick back and have some fun.

Here’s the weather for the day from yahoo.com:


Detailed Local Forecast

How to Read This

  • Today: Periods of snow. Very cold. High around 20F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
  • Tonight: Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low 18F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.
  • Tomorrow: Snow during the morning will mix with rain at times during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
  • Tomorrow night: Periods of rain and snow. Low 34F. NNW winds shifting to ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
  • Wednesday: Rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.
  • Thursday: Mix of rain and snow. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the mid 20s.
  • Friday: Chance of a few snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

The weather doesn’t look too bad when you look at the weather map.  What seems to have made this weather worse than other snowfall we’ve had this winter is that the snow started falling very heavily EARLY this morning weather03_05_2007 and is forecast to continue snowing heavily through the morning.  I’ve heard that we’re supposed to get 20 inches (or at least Juneau is) by noon.  Juneau canceled school for Monday yesterday.

In the satellite view up above, it looks like the snow is swirling around from the NE, to my untrained eye.

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