1.17.2007

School Delays? Closings

This is what I have found but it could change and my news team has confirmed it to be 100% accurate. Decatur ISD - Closed Bridgeport ISD - KXAS & KDFW now changed to"closed" Boyd ISD - Website shows "closed" (now confirmed at KXAS) Chico ISD - KXAS now changed to"closed" Alvord ISD - WFAA now changed to "closed" Paradise ISD - KXAS has updated to "closed" --------------------- To cause mass confusion, the Messenger Update reads this at 7:49 a.m.: BREAKING NEWS - SCHOOL CLOSINGS - Due to icy weather, the following schools are closed today: Decatur, Slidell and Northwest. Delayed: Chico until 10 a.m., Bridgeport until 10:30 a.m., Boyd until 10 a.m., Paradise until 10 a.m.. Edit: At 7:51 p.m., the Update had been, well, updated to show all Wise County schools as closed.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

fyi - just drove into North Richland Hills from Keller - normal 15 minute trip took 50 minutes - roads are very icy and top speeds are about 20. Drive safely.

Pseudonym said...

Found this video from Portland of stubborn drivers trying to get up an extremely icey hill. Enjoy!

http://www.king5.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?vidId=114054&catId=231

Pseudonym said...

oops link was cut off...lets try again

http://www.king5.com/sharedcontent/
VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?
vidId=114054&catId=231

m&m said...

What's with these weather reports. Friday, saturday, sunday they keep warning us of icey, treacherous conditions and all we get is rain and then finally some ice on monday morning. Last night on the radio going home and weather last night they said a chance of flurries. So, I wake up to this white spread all over the roads and everywhere. I know those folks make good money. How can they make that kind of money and be wrong so often?

Anonymous said...

Steers and Queers....Steers and Queers

Anonymous said...

It is a weather forcast not a weather fact! Meteorology is not an exact science! In some situations a degree up or down can cause a big difference in how the weather plays out!

It is funny how many people bitch about the weather but will not pick up a book and actually try to learn the facts about meteorology!

m&m said...

They presented the icing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as 'Fact'. They didn't say a chance of icey roads etc. They said it would be icey, don't go out, stay at home. And all it did was rain.

And just how would picking up a book to learn about meteorology help. These people have already learned from such books and received degrees in said subject and it doesn't help them.

Nice dumb suggestion.

Anonymous said...

m&m...you are fucking idiot...they never report the weather as fact, they give you percentages like 80% chance of rain! Why do you watch the weather then if you are so smart and these weathermen are so dumb...why don't you give us the weather! Did you not understand that meteorology is not an "exact" science? If you were a little more well versed on this subject you might know that!

If you understood a little more about meteorology then you would understand the conditions in the upper atmoshphere that allowed it to just rain with tempatures that were sub freezing at ground level!! Pick up a book and learn something instead of bashing what you do not understand! You are to knowledge what Brittany Spears is to motherhood!

m&m said...

Anon 11:10 You my friend, must not have watched the weather over the weekend. They did not present it as 80% or 70% etc. chance of icey conditions. They said it would be icey conditions, stay home, don't get out. And then they kept on saying it's going to get worse. It only rained. It never got icey. They presented it as though for sure it was going to happen and it did not.

I repeat, the book suggestion is dumb and irrelevant. If it didn't help them with their degrees, how is it going to help me?

And: Knock off the language, it reduces your IQ about 50 points.

Anonymous said...

Whatever m&m, I never said that they did not sensationalize the weather they just do not report it as fact...but I guess that is how you took it! You really need to look at the core of what they say and not get caught up in the hype!

Books might be dumb to you, but many people thoughout the world embrace them as tools of knowledge! I guess books cannot help you though because you are close-minded!

One of the most intelligent professors I ever had in college used profanity as if it were going out of style! When I asked him why, he posed the question "Why the fuck not?"

m&m said...

I didn't mean that I didn't like books or don't think that they are important, I do. I was just wondering how they would help me to help the weatherman to predict the weather better.

They did present it as fact. When one says, "It will be extremely icey", that is stating it as fact. Now, if they said there is a 50% chance it will be icey, that's another story, but they did not.

It figures you would think your professor was intelligent (strictly your opinion), because like minds think alike. If one cannot express themselves without profanity then it is my opinion they are lacking something. Perhaps intelligence.

Anonymous said...

m&m... Why don't you change weather stations then...get your news from some other source...go outside your bucolic enclave and see the weather for yourself if you do not like what you are getting now! My point being, do not complain about a topic you are unwilling educate yourself on!

Learning about meteorology would not help you help the weatherman, but It might help you understand the weatherman and the fact meteorology is not an exact science! I am sorry you took the weathermans' words to heart that it was going to be icey; if he put it that way it was wrong!

Maybe he should have a disclaimer before each weather report that explains sometimes they just get it wrong, because it is not an easy thing to predict! I guess I figured everyone out there had a general understanding that the weather forecast by any weatherman/meteorologist are never 100% accurate! Sorry you did not know, but that is the reason to learn about the science and factors involved in predicting the sometimes unpredictable!

P.S. Sorry I used profanity and lowered my IQ by 50, I just wanted to be on your level.

m&m said...

I don't mind educating myself and learning about weather, but like I've said before, it won't help them predict it any better.

I have lived long enough to know that they are not accurate and the only time they are is in July and August. But they usually do put their predictions in %(like chance of rain etc.), but this time they did not and last night they said only a slight chance of snow flurries. Hello, majorly wrong.

I guess, my main point is, that since predicting the weather is not an exact science, then they should not ever present it as though it is.

Anonymous said...

m&m...I have not said in any of my previous posts that educating yourself about meteorology would help the weathermen predict the weather any better, in fact in my last post I simply stated that it would help you understand their forecasts better.

One has to understand that the science of meteorology is constantly developing. There are new factors being introduced on a yearly basis...wind patterns that have never been studied before, global warming, etc. My point is that I do not get offended by inaccurate weather reports because I understand the unlikelyhood of predicting it correctly on a daily basis. They do however give us good enough information to go about our day and do what we need to do! Yes, they were wrong about this weekend but they allowed us to be prepared when the ice did come!

I still do not feel that you should have considered that the meteorlogist said the "ice was coming, stay indoors", as the final word in what the weather would be. You have stated that you feel there forecasts are more inaccurate than they are correct so why believe them this time!

m&m said...

I have never stated that I believed them, I only stated that they were wrong.

Anonymous said...

m&m...then why listen? Why complain? They are doing the best they can with the capabilities of science and technology!

m&m said...

So, just because I don't believe or completely agree with any prognosticator of weather, sports, Wall Street, Las Vegas etc., I can't listen to them or criticize them when they are wrong. Wow, nice logic!

Anonymous said...

Fight, fight, fight!

Anonymous said...

m&m...Admit you just want to blindly complain about things you do not understand or even care to! I never said you had to agree or think that they are wrong, just try and understand how they go about getting the information to generate a forecast! I do not understand why you would want to listen to someone who you feel constantly gives you bad information, whether it be sports, weather, Wall Street, or Vegas! If I was getting bad info. on Vegas, or Wall Street I would definately find a better source! Maybe you should do that with the weather! Now there is some logic for you!

It is your right to criticize any individual, group, association, etc. in our society but know that when you do you will be scrutinized as well!

Anonymous said...

m&m...Good sparring with you, I have to head out into the "icey blizzard", wish me good luck!

m&m said...

Good Luck, have a nice evening.