SNOW DAY!

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    Jan 31, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    so it's a rare event when a University Closes due to snow. so when i found out about 10 minutes ago that Washington State University was closed today because of the blizzard!

    I just wanted to share my excitement, and i feel like im 12 all over againicon_cool.gif!

    I think im gonna go jump on a sleigh and find a hillicon_exclaim.gif
  • maximumrisk

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    Jan 31, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    Okay man. Congrats to the free day. Since I couldn`t enjoy Snow for some time, have some extra fun for me too icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 31, 2008 6:07 PM GMT
    ya it's wicked when uni's shut down. 2 years ago there was a flood in town, and then last year after valentines day we got 3 days off cuz of snow. plows don't care about the town we're in as much as they care about the "city" next to us.

  • Jan 31, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    Anger...MSU NEVER closes. I think it was 5 degrees yesterday w/40mph winds and I still walked to the gym and classes. We rarely get blizzards though.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 31, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    It was -46 C here with the windchill on Monday when I took the bus to the mall. The snow had drifted so high on my doorstep that I had to go out through the garage first to shovel a way out. Still, no snow day. I guess we're used to this up here. I don't recall school ever being cancelled when I was a kid.
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    Jan 31, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    Idaho's had a couple -20 days in the past week... we're all freezing our asses off and all the schools have been closed! Lucky bastards....
  • dhinkansas

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    Jan 31, 2008 8:27 PM GMT
    Cold here in the midwest. From Monday to Tuesday, the temp dropped from 60 to 12. Talk about frozen asses. Seems like now, if there's a dusting of snow, school's closed. Lucky damn kids. Back in the day...unless there was a foot of snow (which we had to walk through barefoot), we didn't close.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jan 31, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    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.
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    Jan 31, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    Well Washington State University hasnt had a snow day since the 80's its and epic event for all of us students. hence why im gonna go do some more sledding!
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    Feb 01, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    alright so it just got better, not only did we have one snow day, but TWO!!!!


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    Feb 01, 2008 7:35 PM GMT
    I think that 80's "snow day" may have been more because of ice - I was at UI back then and they actually had to rig ropes along the sidewalks so that we could pull ourselves up the hill.

    MSU was a real pain - I had to take my experiments across the street to use a mass spectrometer. I had to buy an ice chest to carry them in, because the whole setup froze a couple of times before I could get across the street!
  • art_smass

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    Feb 01, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    It's -19 C here today and everyone is talking about how nice it is.
  • GQjock

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    Feb 01, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    Kool.... Now I can go to the Beach icon_cool.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 01, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    It's been snowing here non-stop since 7am. All the universities closed today, which never happens, and all the grade schools, of course. I find it amusing, Torontonians freak out every time it snows, it could be an inch, or the 30 centimetres we got today, and cars are flying all over the roads and highways. I'm originally from Thunder Bay, so I'm used to -40C and snow up to my chest. I've never seen anything so ridiculous as the way people panic when one snow flake falls to the ground.

    Ok, that wasn't very nice, but it's true.
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    Feb 01, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
    Nobody knows how we suffer here in Arizona - I had to search through my drawers this morning looking for a sweater. God it was cold - even down in the 60s....brrrr!
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 01, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidNobody knows how we suffer here in Arizona - I had to search through my drawers this morning looking for a sweater. God it was cold - even down in the 60s....brrrr!


    Awww, you poor poor thing you!