Posted by: njs44 | January 5, 2010

Weather forecasting

Sometimes the snow seems to catch us out and other times we seem to be holding our breath and waiting for it to happen. Last time it snowed hard a journey that normally takes half-an-hour took me 4 hours, so I am keeping a very close eye out for any flakes today.

A friend recommended the met office website and you can while away a fair bit of time exploring the treasures therein. Have a look at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_forecast_weather.html for example or, if you particularly like playing with charts, this http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/surface_pressure.html

I wonder if we have all become softer these days as I do not remember my school ever closing when I was a pupil. Neither do I remember schools closing in the early days of my teaching career. It is only in recent times that schools have had ‘snow days’. It could be that teachers and pupils travel much greater distances and so the difficulties are exacerbated by this factor. It could be the dreaded ‘health and safety’ brigade have made everyone more cautious. It could be that better communications have made cancellation of lessons easier, now that school websites can give up-to-date information. Or maybe, as I said earlier, we are getting softer.

Whatever, I wish a happy snow day tomorrow to whoever is lucky enough to get a lie in and safe journeys to those who have to battle their way through snowdrifts.

Advertisements

Responses

  1. Only time my school closed was when the boys’ (outside) toilet was frozen up.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: