Snow Day

We've had on-again, off-again flurries since Saturday afternoon, and a good 2-3 inches that have stuck throughout the weekend.  There was even a handful of fluffy white flurries descending during school today - much to my second graders delight - so as you can imagine we got a LOT of work done.  Right....  

And now, we have the official declaration from the district - tomorrow is a snow day!  Despite the fact that it is not snowing...yet.  Let me explain... Here in Seattle and surrounding area, we are an it-snows-once-a-year-maybe-twice-on-a-big-year-kind-of-town.  Translation: natives of the area (including myself) are typically NOT everyday snow drivers.  Now, please know that much of this is due to the  fact that our city does not have adequate DOT snow plow equipment to clear the majority of our cities streets.  We're talking approximately 15 plows for the entire city of Seattle last time I checked - THAT'S IT, seriously!  As a result, this leaves most snowy roads to freeze overnight, making for even slipperier conditions in the early morning.  Seattle is also infamous for having way too many drivers attempt to drive up the city's many hills without the ability of 4-wheel drive - and then abandon said cars when their efforts to climb these icy hills prove fruitless.  

In a nutshell - we have strong reactions to the impending threat of snow, including delaying or canceling school.   All day long the local news online has been declaring this "Seattle Storm 2012," and predicting an ample 6-10 inches due to fall tonight. I guess we shall see! 

Happy Snow Day!!

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10 comments

Alexa said...

I could use a snow day really. Or an excuse to be bundled up inside! xo

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Oh we got dumped on in Kirkland!!

the southern hostess said...

Stay warm!

Sarah M said...

I am dreaming of a snow-day! We have yet to see flurries here in VA.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

gorgeous, i love it when it snows in the city.

themodernbluestocking said...

Happy Snow Day to you too! I wish we had one of those. Instead, we just got a tornado warning. Sigh.

Ashlee Gadd said...

Yikes! My husband is heading to Seattle for the weekend, I better make sure he bundles up! Stay warm!

Lauren said...

Happy snow day! I am holed up at home in West Seattle with 5 inches on the ground...unheard of here! Stay warm and safe!

Casey said...

How lovely!! Enjoy the cozy-ness, and have a snowball fight for us snow-deprived in California :)

heather t. said...

It is even surprising how little snow will cancel schools here in Omaha too -- you would think the midwest would be used to it. I guess not! Enjoy your snow day(s)!