Being a Michigan native, I am familiar with the concept of a snow day. A good deal of snow falls during the night, most optimally between the hours of 4-6 a.m., with a blowing wind so the plow/salt trucks can’t keep up with the accumulation. This means a lot of snow to play with the following day.
Apparently, this isn’t the way it works in South Carolina. Today, many schools closed because there was a forecast of freezing rain in the afternoon. So, Sherman closed its campus at 11 a.m. The weather was fine when I left campus at 10 a.m. It wasn’t raining. It was maybe 26 degrees with 2 snowflakes in sight. I had to wonder what the big deal was. Since then, we have seen almost no accumulation, though it has flurried. I only wish I could be at the local supermarket store to see if people really buy out all the milk and bread.
Overall, safety is no laughing matter. It is great that the school systems closed today so the children will be safe, and there will be less traffic on the road at the worst time of the storm if it rolls in. It is just funny when you consider/compare this type of weather to the north. I mean who gets a snow day without snow on the ground?
Answer: schools in the South.