Redditor atrubetskoy created this map to help demonstrate how much snow is required before school gets cancelled in different parts of the country. I found this to be very disheartening. Look how much of it is green. That means any snow and school is cancelled. How sad is that?
I have gone to school with better than two feet of snow on the ground and half the country gets out for less than an inch? That’s an outrage. I remember when I lived in Texas it snowed once. People lost their minds, it amazed and horrified me to see how trouble a quarter-inch of snow could cause. People refuse to go to work, city buildings and schools closed, a third of the people on the road crashed their cars and yet this same area went through a hurricane and a flood in that same year and didn’t have half the problems as they did with the snow.
I remember when my school would call snow days, it was only if the snow was falling and the wind was blowing. One year the superintendent embarrassed himself by calling a snow day and then the weather turned nice. We never had a snow day again… I don’t blame him, I blame the weather reporting and how bad it sucks.