How to Predict Whether or Not We’ll Have a Snow Day

Big news at dinner tonight was that there was a 79% chance that we’d have a snow day Thursday. I had heard about a possible snow storm but was curious how my 12 year knew about it. She doesn’t exactly follow the news. She DOES, however, follow snowdaycalculator.com–religiously! News to me.

Apparently, the Snow Day Calculator began as a middle school project designed by Watchung NJ student, David Sukhin back in 2011. The calculator factors in variables along with hour-by-hour updates from weather.gov The calculator can automatically get weather information for any zip code in the United States and receives almost 250,000 visitors to the site each time a snowstorm is predicted. Predictions for the next two days go up each day at noon.

 


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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