There hasn’t been much to share regarding the threats that were discussed last week.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, 12/5) has been declared a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Many have asked if schools will be closed due to this, but I believe that it would have been announced immediately if that was the case. I would think schools will just excuse any students whose parents keep them out of school tomorrow, but that’s something you’d have to wait for official word from MCPS about.
UPDATE: I was out sick today so I didn’t get a chance to see all of my work emails, but MCPS has announced that schools will open on time tomorrow (as expected).
Let’s talk snow.
Tomorrow could bring a few flakes that won’t be much more than something to look at. Some areas may see heavier snow for a brief period of time that might even give us a quick coating, but it’s not something that would have an affect on schools.
The latest on the Sunday threat (which now looks like it could be a Monday thing) is that it looked good for snow lovers this past Saturday, looked bad on Sunday, and has slightly improved since.
Basically, it moved from us being in the jackpot zone, to Richmond being the big winner, down to North Carolina, and now it has slowly crept back up.
When it comes to threats that are this far out, I like to compare them to a first round NCAA tournament game.
Something like the 16 seed (lowest seed in the tournament) being up on a 1 seed (highest seed in the tournament) early in the first half. Can the 16 seed win the game? Certainly, but chances are it won’t happen.
The longer the game goes with the 16 seed leading, the higher the chances of the upset actually occurring.
In this analogy, the 16 seed winning is us getting a big snow storm.
On Saturday morning, the 16 seed took an early lead. Since then we lost that lead, went down big, and climbed back in it…but we’re still down.
Luckily, it’s still the first half. If we get some momentum and start looking good heading into the second half, then we’ll be a bit more confident.
In this case, the second half starts Thursday.
Don’t let apps dictate whether or not you think this storm will happen or not. We’re in the game. There are a couple different ways it can happen for us, but neither are easy.
I’ll stay on top of this and provide you with the latest. I hope the basketball analogy made it easier to understand. After all, I am a P.E. teacher 😊