Now, now. MSU *virtually* never closes. There have been two snow days
in its entire history: January 27th 1967, and April 3rd, 1975. But, yeah, yesterday was brutally cold with that wind.
The lack of snow days is nothing new to me, though. I grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY, where my particular school district (Kenmore/Tonawanda) was infamous for not closing. We'd get out of school for power outages and sometimes extreme cold, but in the 12 years I was in the system we only had a single day off due to the snow itself. When that happened -- after a storm that dropped 37 inches of snow on a Sunday afternoon/evening -- we were closed on Monday. On Tuesday, and for a few days later in the week, we were the only district in the entire county which was open, and the radios were announcing who was open instead of who was closed, because the list was much shorter. As kids, we prayed for ice storms in my district, because ice storms knock down tree limbs, and tree limbs take out power lines.
On the other hand, at least it was level ground I was walking on. I may have been wading through waist deep snow for a mile and a half in each direction, but at least it wasn't uphill.