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How much of a toll on snow days was this winter for schools?

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 09:51 PM

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Here in Aumsville/Stayon area we had about 3 days according to the news.  I don't go to school as I'm an adult :) but this sort of reminds me of 2003 which I got a week of snow days but not quite as good and I expected a bit more then this and was let down. 

 

I've heard Portland had like 8 or so mainly due to that Jan storm that mostly effected them.  How about your area forumers from here in Forum-Land? I bet Seattle only got 2.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:03 AM

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We had 3 although the last one was totally unnecessary.
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Winter 2016-17 Stats

Total snow = 9.8"
Days Min 32 or below = 61
Days Max 32 or below = 1
Days Max Below 40 = 29
Coldest Min = 16

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:40 AM

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Just one day for us.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

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I think I lost count.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:12 PM

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I think I lost count.


Me too. Granted I can't count very high since I've missed so much school.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:48 PM

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We almost never get snow days here.   The only time in the last 100 years the schools have closed was on February 1 1985, when it was -61F in Maybell.

 

Even if there is several feet of snow on the ground and temperatures in the -40's, the schools are still open.  



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

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We almost never get snow days here.   The only time in the last 100 years the schools have closed was on February 1 1985, when it was -61F in Maybell.

 

Even if there is several feet of snow on the ground and temperatures in the -40's, the schools are still open.  

 

Have they ever had 2 hour delays?  Those are different then closings.  Depending on how it's funded it usually is counted as a full day in terms of funding because it still falls within minimum hours per day needed.    Our schools tend to do more 2 hour delays and don't close unless 2-3 inches is on the ground.   2 hour delays are more common during dicey weather.   

 

Often closures start off as 2 hour delays to err on the side of safety but not full blown panic.

 

Stayton schools from the news often I see 2 hours posted and believe it or not quite a few people around here have 4 wheel drive or AWD cars and pickups and drive pretty courteous so I guess that's why.  

 

The December snowstorm Salem OR had very few accidents mostly fender benders but nothing the police couldn't handle and even those were mostly on the two bridges before they gritted them.   1-5 was accident free despite 3-4 inches of fast snow.

 

Salem handled it pretty well unlike Portland despite being further south.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:23 AM

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Me too. Granted I can't count very high since I've missed so much school.

Since you live near the Gorge I bet they don't close very much due to being *used* to it.  Do you get blasted with east winds like a giant hair dryer aimed at you?



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:15 PM

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Since you live near the Gorge I bet they don't close very much due to being *used* to it.  Do you get blasted with east winds like a giant hair dryer aimed at you?

 

Didn't really affect anything. There were a lot of snow days in the local school district from what I can tell.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:19 PM

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Have they ever had 2 hour delays? 

 

 

No.  School never starts late, regardless of the weather.  
 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Locally, I think there was 2 or 3 snow days. They don't do the late start thing. They are open or they aren't. A school board employee goes out and checks local road conditions around 6am and makes the call. If he feels it is safe for teachers to drive to work then classes are open.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:42 AM

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I work in the Beaverton School District. I believe we had 9 days off due to weather this winter.

 

They have gotten rid of teacher work days and conferences and turned them into school days for the rest of the year. Also adding two days to the end of the school year. 



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:45 AM

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Silverton was 6-7 days. Salem about 8 I believe. Stayton/Aumsville got the least amount of snow in Marion County this winter. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:58 PM

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Silverton was 6-7 days. Salem about 8 I believe. Stayton/Aumsville got the least amount of snow in Marion County this winter. 

Any idea as to why?  Is Marion County a micro-climate compared to the rest of the valley?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:59 PM

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I work in the Beaverton School District. I believe we had 9 days off due to weather this winter.

 

They have gotten rid of teacher work days and conferences and turned them into school days for the rest of the year. Also adding two days to the end of the school year. 

Do you think anybody will show up or will there be so many absent kids (and even teachers) that it just turns into a giant tax payers day care centre?   You know watching movies and playing in the gym.

 

In the midwest that happens several times a winter and it can be pretty annoying where nothing gets accomplished and you still drive around in it.



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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:11 PM

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Any idea as to why?  Is Marion County a micro-climate compared to the rest of the valley?

 

Stayton got shafted a couple times with the "warm tongue" basically a sliver of warm air that noses up along the foothills. 


Snowfall

2016-17: 47.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:56 PM

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What do you think causes this *warm tongue"?  Weird how it comes across the foothills only.  



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

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Klamath County School District actually closed on 2 days this winter, and at least 1 delayed (2 hours) day that resulted this winter. Years can go by and nothing will usually occur within the school districts here from snow, so that means something significant happened. When I finished my senior year here '10-'11 I had a few friends who told me we weather through almost anything to start school so I went by those words. (plus before this winter KCSD never had closures OR delays from snow since I moved to K-Falls!).

 

The day after we were unloading our Uhaul truck right at the end of November 2010, there was 7-8 inches of snow on the ground. Kids were picked up when we were still settling in the next morning. (perhaps some roads were plowed but these were times when they were more prepared).

 

Early on Jan 4th, different story. How is a city to react to a completely sudden 18-20+ inches of snow, nearly overnight, and plows haven't done their rounds until later? ;) (our garbage had been delayed 10-12 days after that snow..) 

 

(also, the school I WENT to was suburban, most of these kinds of locations aren't dealt with until downtown areas are covered)


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(Personal Winter Totals since 2010)

'10-'11 = 58.20" (161% of normal)

'11-'12 = 49.00" (136% of normal)

'12-'13 = 16.70" (46% of normal)

'13-'14 = 9.05" (25% of normal)

'14-'15 = 2.85" (8% of normal)

'15-'16 = 54.45" (151% of normal)

'16-'17 = 63.00" (175% of normal)

 

Nov '16: 1.20" (30% of normal)

Dec '16: 11.10" (123% of normal)

Jan '17: 29.50" (246% of normal)

Feb '17: 12.90" (161% of normal)

Mar '17: 5.60" (224% of normal)

Apr '17: 2.70"

 

Nov '15: 4.00" (100% of normal) (Avg: 4.00")

Dec '15: 33.10" (367% of normal) (Avg: 9.00")

Jan '16: 10.75" (90% of normal) (Avg: 12.00")

Feb '16: 3.50" (43% of normal) (Avg: 8.00")

Mar '16: 3.10" (124% of normal) (Avg: 2.50")

Apr '16: T

 

OTHER WEATHER DATA

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*Max 1 Day Snowfall: 12.40" (01/03/2017)*

*Max Snow Depth: 21.00" (01/07/2017)*, 18.00" (12/24/2015)

Max High (F): 101 (07/02/2013), 99 (07/02/2015)

Min High (F): 6 (12/08/2013), 7 (01/06/2017), 8 (01/05/2017)

Max Low (F): 63 (07/04/2015)

Min Low (F): -20 (12/08/2013), -19 (01/06/2017), -17 (01/05/2017)

Max Wind Gusts:

58-60 (10/15/2016), 60-65 (10/26/2016) ( 55+ MPH (09/12/2016), 67 MPH (01/19/2016), 65 MPH (02/06/2015), 63 MPH (02/05/2015), 62 MPH (02/17/2016),

56 MPH (02/08/2015), 55 MPH (12/03/2015), 58 MPH (10/25/2014), 55 MPH (12/30/2011), 58 MPH (09/04/2011), 54 MPH (03/13/2011), 58 MPH (02/15/2011), 60+ (02/14/2011)

T'storm Days: 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 2 (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012)

Vicinity Severe T'storms: 9 (dates below)

09/04/2011, 09/12/2011, 08/12/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/04/2014, 08/05/2014, 06/09/2015, 07/05/2015, 07/09/2015

Earliest Warm-Core T'storm: (04/03/2016)

Latest Cold-Core T'storm (06/17/2016)

Latest <32 low (06/18/2014)

Latest "20's" low (06/11/2016) (28 degrees)


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

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Schools around here never closed for snow when I went to school. I think they did close for 2 or 3 days this winter, but it's pretty rare. I grew up a few towns over in Surrey, and they didn't close schools in December 1990, January 1993, or Dec 1996.


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:53 PM

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Schools around here never closed for snow when I went to school. I think they did close for 2 or 3 days this winter, but it's pretty rare. I grew up a few towns over in Surrey, and they didn't close schools in December 1990, January 1993, or Dec 1996.

 

The snowstorm I had in early January was the biggest since Jan 1993 in such a short period. I think it's interesting that particular winter is frequently mentioned elsewhere in PNW in many places. ;)


Weather Data for Klamath Falls, OR

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(Personal Winter Totals since 2010)

'10-'11 = 58.20" (161% of normal)

'11-'12 = 49.00" (136% of normal)

'12-'13 = 16.70" (46% of normal)

'13-'14 = 9.05" (25% of normal)

'14-'15 = 2.85" (8% of normal)

'15-'16 = 54.45" (151% of normal)

'16-'17 = 63.00" (175% of normal)

 

Nov '16: 1.20" (30% of normal)

Dec '16: 11.10" (123% of normal)

Jan '17: 29.50" (246% of normal)

Feb '17: 12.90" (161% of normal)

Mar '17: 5.60" (224% of normal)

Apr '17: 2.70"

 

Nov '15: 4.00" (100% of normal) (Avg: 4.00")

Dec '15: 33.10" (367% of normal) (Avg: 9.00")

Jan '16: 10.75" (90% of normal) (Avg: 12.00")

Feb '16: 3.50" (43% of normal) (Avg: 8.00")

Mar '16: 3.10" (124% of normal) (Avg: 2.50")

Apr '16: T

 

OTHER WEATHER DATA

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*Max 1 Day Snowfall: 12.40" (01/03/2017)*

*Max Snow Depth: 21.00" (01/07/2017)*, 18.00" (12/24/2015)

Max High (F): 101 (07/02/2013), 99 (07/02/2015)

Min High (F): 6 (12/08/2013), 7 (01/06/2017), 8 (01/05/2017)

Max Low (F): 63 (07/04/2015)

Min Low (F): -20 (12/08/2013), -19 (01/06/2017), -17 (01/05/2017)

Max Wind Gusts:

58-60 (10/15/2016), 60-65 (10/26/2016) ( 55+ MPH (09/12/2016), 67 MPH (01/19/2016), 65 MPH (02/06/2015), 63 MPH (02/05/2015), 62 MPH (02/17/2016),

56 MPH (02/08/2015), 55 MPH (12/03/2015), 58 MPH (10/25/2014), 55 MPH (12/30/2011), 58 MPH (09/04/2011), 54 MPH (03/13/2011), 58 MPH (02/15/2011), 60+ (02/14/2011)

T'storm Days: 12 (2016), 20 (2015), 21 (2014), 16 (2013), 2 (2012), 12 (2011) - 1980-2015 Avg = 12 Days

Severe T'storms: 2 (01/19/2016), (08/05/2012)

Vicinity Severe T'storms: 9 (dates below)

09/04/2011, 09/12/2011, 08/12/2013, 08/22/2013, 08/04/2014, 08/05/2014, 06/09/2015, 07/05/2015, 07/09/2015

Earliest Warm-Core T'storm: (04/03/2016)

Latest Cold-Core T'storm (06/17/2016)

Latest <32 low (06/18/2014)

Latest "20's" low (06/11/2016) (28 degrees)