Wooooooooo! The first Snow Day of the season. That is all.
Edit: School Closed
for Glenn Winston.
Damn, Dallas had snow before Michigan.
1. Snow falling
2. Or school being canceled?
It is simply the first snow of the season, bouje.
Just a light dusting here...
I go to the same school as the OP and he's probably mostly happy for #2 but #1 is okay too.
there ever being snow days (as in canceled classes due to weather) when I was a student at U of M... i heard it had something to do with law students sueing the U for the tuition costs lost through missed days.
If that is actually true, where is Glenn Winston when you need him?
This is true on both counts, however, my LSA friends tell me some of the kinder professors inform their classes on really bad days that they have no intention of going to class.
Not a light dusting here in Traverse City. A good 3-5 inches fell overnight and it's still coming down.
Never thought I'd see another TC local on the boards.
But contrary to campus legend, there is no policy forbidding the University from cancelling classes.
The myth that classes can't be canceled because a distraught Law School student sued the University for a day's tuition following a snow day in the 1970s is unfounded, said Dave Reid, the University's director of human resources communications.
Interesting. That legend was so widespread that I remember even a few GSIs repeating it.
We have been getting it pretty hard (that's what she said) in GR since last nite, and it is continuing this morning. Reports around the area have anywhere from 8" to 12" of snow.
That is some serious lake effect! As I mentioned above here in Chicago we have almost nothing.
It was really coming down over the course of the nite. None of this half-ass, sort of snow for the first snow of the season - it came and promptly dumped on west Michigan.
The snow has stopped and the sun is out.
edit: Sun gone, snow resumed. Let darkness reign.
I'm one of those people who absolutely love the winter. I woke up to a dusting on the ground this morning and I was completely way to excited to be a man. Oh well.
8", huh? You westsiders always get slammed hard in the winter, huh? ;)
What can I say - we have a lot of sex here in west Michigan during the winter months.
Wait, you meant snow?
Its funny any time my friends from up north (I live in Lou. KY) come to town here in the winter because snow is a common occurance where they live and they get a laugh out of how most people here react. Here, any time the word snow is said you can count on all of the grocery stores to be a riot scene and there will be no bread or milk on the shelves for days.
It started because about 12 years ago the forcast was for 1 inch overnight and when we woke up the next morning there were 18 inches on the ground with another 4 still to fall. The city completely shut down for a week. Now everyone freaks out at the first hint of snow. Weather here in the Ohio Valley region is very hard to predict but that seems a little too off base when you miss by 20 + inches.
Snow Days in Windsor dont exist. Although most of the time students didnt want to show up and classes would just end up with 6 kids and would watch movies. Schools pretty much just dont close for snow that much (at least my schools didnt)
back when I lived in LaSalle, I remember we got snow days all the time. I also remember a freak snow storm in May or late April . . .
I'M A MAN! I'M 40! I DON'T GET SNOW DAYS!
If it had started any earlier, we might have had a snow day here in Houston today. We can't drive for shit when the sky is falling. Seriously? Snow in early December? It's supposed to be 70 degrees out!
you can take your complaints about not enough 70 degree days in December and shove it. /tongue and cheek
They just announced the first snow day of the season for these parts is tomorrow. And by snow day, I mean "cold out." There isn't any snow in the forecast, but apparently 20 degree weather is enough to cancel classes.
I love living in the South. Now, you guys just take this weather back with you.
It's currently 73 degrees with a threat of severe thunderstorms in lovely South Florida.
Next week it's supposed to be as hot as 85.
I fully expect to be negbanged for this post, but I couldn't care less. I have a pool!
But I digress
Do south quad and west squad still square off on the first snowfall? In 97 we (south) were really kicking butt until Dhani and some other football players crossed the road and pummeled us. I actually felt sorry for some of the geeky engineers that got whitewashed.
My friend is studying in SQ right now and just informed me he saw DeathRoh chase Shoelace through the SQuad basement wielding about 3 snowballs... apparently it is on!
Here comes the blizzzzzard!!
snowfall in Omaha--per the King of Belch, who tells me about booze, bimbos and blizzards.
For the second day in a row, GRCC is closing early due to inclement weather. Yesterday at 3:00, today at 1:00.
Sometimes working in education has its benefits.
Is it icy/sleety or just crazy snow? I'm jealous--WSU has only closed once for weather since I've worked here.
Also, I'm serious about the MGoSnowman.
It's a combination of icy roads from slush and sleet freezing overnite with snowfall and gusting winds creating whiteout conditions.
Frankly, I was surprised they didn't cancel school from the get-go. But, that seems to be CC's SOP - get everyone to campus for part of the day, then when things get really shitty, send 'em all home.
We'll see about the snowman, my bed is looking pretty good when I get home...
Are west side winters always this bad?
I've been going to school out here for the past 4 years, and they say that 3 of these winters have been the snowiest in Grand Rapids history (or since they started keeping records of snowfall).