The forecast said there would be snow all Monday morning, leading officials to make the call the night before for Snow Day #2, 2017. Little did they know that by 10am the main roads would be plowed down to gleaming pavement. I got a few shots in before the wind kicked up and knocked the heavy snowfall from the trees.
Issac Gardiner says
This event was an excellent example of why school cancellation calls should not be made the day before in all but the most extreme circumstances. Weather models were clearly indicating, by 1800 on Sunday, a northeastward shift (into NH and ME) of Monday’s precipitation .
The “early call” cancellation maybe helps a few, but the unnecessary cancellation of school severely inconveniences many. The notion that the early call gives people “time to plan” presumes that there is an alternative plan other than one parent staying home with kids. In an era where many/most Wellesley families have two working parents and many do not have local family, the presumption is, well, presumptuous.