snoWatch: another Saturday posting


Jan. 29, 2005, midnight | By Vivek Chellappa Ely Portillo | 15 years, 12 months ago

At least it's not raining fire


MCPS has just announced that there will be a two-hour delay for all schools on Monday, Jan. 30. We would like to note that there was no closure (yet) making our prediction technically correct. Now, hurry up and read the article so you can procrastinate on your homework some more and sleep in.

Fresh off a year when curses were broken (Red Sox winning it all, Redskins lost but Bush won) the weather team at snoWatch has noticed that a new curse has been started: snow on a Saturday night.

The statistics/economics subdivision of our team did some work, and here's what they came up with.They produced the following two graphs (labeled and all), representing close-to-ideal conditions versus the actual conditions we have noticed so far this winter.


Clearly, we see a problem.Our snow is not coming when it should be. Saturday snow is about as meaningful as a speed limit sign on a racetrack. Whatever we have done to wrong the snowgods and goddesses, they are clearly repaying us dearly, by dumping all of our favorite kind of precipitation on our favorite night out. For the last two weeks, school has remained intact and social plans shattered. And on that sour note, on to the predictions:

snoWatch Predictions: (motto: as accurate as a weatherman, but only 1,998 times less expensive)

0 percent of a closure
25 percent chance of a delay

And now, some corny prayer towards the snow gods.

Please o gods, we really want snow
We are dreading school, as I'm sure you know.
Take away at least a day
So we may run, frolic and play,
Instead of watching another episode of Infoflow.

snoWatch question: what would the ideal snoWatch question be? Think it up, and answer it so we don't have to write one.



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Vivek Chellappa. As Vivek beings his final year in Blair, several new hobbies draw his attention: his passion for standup comedy and making lists with only one real piece of information. Vivek has recently developed a strong liking for the works of Mitch Hedberg, Dave Chapelle and … More »

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