Whenever snow is in the forecast, kids all over the country are crossing their fingers and hoping for a day off.
But how much snow does it really take to get that cancellation?
We first saw this map on The Atlantic, which reports,
Using data “taken from hundreds of various points from user responses…interpolated using NOAA’s average annual snowfall days map,” Trubetskoy made a map showing how much snow it typically takes to close schools in the U.S. and Canada.
Notice that for much of the southern U.S., all it takes is “any snow” to shut schools down. For the Upper Midwest and Canada, two feet of snow are required for a closure.
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