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Nick W asked in TravelUnited StatesDetroit · 1 decade ago

We have advisories and blizzard watches etc. Will my school close? ?

For Bloomfield Hills,MI

TONIGHT: 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE MORNING COMMUTE TOMORROW. HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED. (WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY,click for more)

TOMORROW: TEMPS DROPPING -3 TO -7. WIND CHILLS -25 OR BELOW THROUGH FRIDAY. (WIND CHILL WARNING EXPECTED)

WEDNESDAY: 6 TO 8 INCHES OF NEW SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH NIGHT. TEMPS FALLING -4 TO -8. WIND CHILLS -30 OR BELOW. (BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT)

PLEASE KEEP LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL WINTER WEATHER UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AS THIS WILL BE A VERY ACTIVE AND HIGH IMPACT WINTER PATTERN.

Ok so I don't want to freak out but...We already have 8" of snow. And the local news and NOAA keep saying expect blizzard and whiteout conditions from late tonight through Friday. Some schools are already canceling ahead. Do you think mine will any days this week? We usually close for 6" of new snow or -23 or below windchill. I REALLY don't wanna drive to school and put myself in that kind of danger. As..I just got my license a month ago and a brand new car. So PLEASE tell me do you think there's a chance of school closing any day this week? If not any BLIZZARD driving tips from well experienced drivers?

Update:

We have to many districts. The superintendents decide to close school, not the mayors of the towns we live in. It's like a domino affect. If one closes, so will the next, etc. thanks though.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Closing school is up to the discretion of your school district's superintendent - NOT the mayor. Unless a blizzard has been predicted, or the state steps in ahead of time in remarkably bad weather, most schools don't decide whether to close until morning. The rule of thumb is that schools close if the roads can't be cleared in time for schoolbuses and parents to get through, and if walkers will be in danger of getting hurt on icy sidewalks.

    To find out about school closings:

    - Listen to WWJ and look at their list. You can sign up for the alert. http://www.schoolclosed.com/

    - Turn on your favorite, local morning news, there's usually a scroll at the bottom of the screen

    - Go to Channel 4's website and look at the list there, it's updated regularly. You can also sign up for an e-mail alert/update (next to the list). http://www.clickondetroit.com/closings/index.html

    - Go to Channel 2's website and look at the list there. http://media.myfoxdetroit.com/weather/school_closi...

    - Go to Channel 7's website and look at the list http://www.wxyz.com/schoolclosings/default.aspx

    EDIT: To answer your other question, here are some tips for driving on snow/ice.

    - Give yourself extra time to get where you're going (don't be in a rush).

    - Leave plenty of space between your car and the one in front of you.

    - Don't make sudden, jerky moves.

    - Steer out of the ice patch if you can, slowing down - try not to brake (it won't do much good).

    - When fishtailing, steer out of it by countersteering (turning the other way).

    - At stoplights and stop signs, give yourself extra time to brake in case there is ice at the intersection.

    - BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS (cars, lanes, lights, weather, etc). Staying alert and focused is especially important in bad weather.

    - http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivings...

    - http://www.syracuse.com/weather/snow/stories/drivi...

    - http://www.crackedwindshield.com/snow-tips.html

    - http://www.cartalk.com/content/features/WinterDriv...

    Source(s): Worked in schools for MANY years
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I checked the weather and it says 2-4 tomorrow, 1-2 Wed and flurries Thurs. I would think you will have school. But you never know, Commerce schools have close for light snow before.

    BTW the school superintendent decides if and when schools will close.

    If you don't want to drive then do what others do walk or take the bus.

    Edit: well I was right. Not much snow and schools are open.

    Source(s): Work for the school district.
  • 1 decade ago

    I think it really depends on what school district you go to, because I live just south of Detroit and around here, about half the schools always cancel when there's a lot of snow, and about another half barely ever cancel (mine being one that barely ever cancels).

    I just checked our weather and it says it's now 2-5 inches which will be there throughout the morning with wind gusts of 30mph and wind chills of -10 to -20.

    My school won't cancel for that, but if you usually have more snow days then your school might. If our superintendent can make it out of his driveway, we usually have school here. lol

    And I know what you mean about the new to driving in the snow deal, and I don't know about you but I trust my driving more than the buses

  • 1 decade ago

    maybe , never count your chickens before they hatch.

    how for driving in the mess.

    drive slow

    clean off all the snow off your car . Make sure your windows are clear of snow and ice.

    leave early

    have you cell phone charge up.

    Drive with your lights on.

    just check wwj website they are best around town when it comes to school closings.

    http://www.schoolclosed.com/closings/default.asp

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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends on the mayor of your city if he wants to close the schools down. check with the news tomorrow and see what the scroll on the bottom of the screen. Call your school and see if the sec answer the phone and ask her. In my state of MN if we don't go to school because of snow and they don't close the school it's considered an EXCUSED absence because of the safety of the child.

    Can you get weather alerts to your email regarding school closings and such.

    EDIT:

    Try getting on the ALERT email from a news channel in your area.

    Example: we have WCCO i get weather alerts emailed from them

    Source(s): Mother of an 11 year old. We are getting alot of snow too. Our mayor R.T Rybak is a scrooge it would take alot for school not to close before he closes it.
  • 1 decade ago

    According to weather.com they have a different forecast for your area.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USMI0092?lswe...

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