snoWatch: bigger, better than ever


Feb. 23, 2005, midnight | By Vivek Chellappa Ely Portillo | 15 years, 11 months ago

100 percent chance of snow, 75 percent chance of humor


With the threat of snow approaching, we here at the Silver Chips snoWatch team would like to propose a system we feel would benefit MCPS snow team (since we are the ones with real experience).

We would like to present our designs for snoWatchers, new robotic eyes, ears and noses (although they don't need ears) that can decide whether or not we should have school.

Photo: The snoWatcher's blueprint.

We have constructed a prototype of this device, and we're happy to report that it is fully operational. In fact, we had enough time to test our robots and our preliminary data indicated the following:

223 percent chance of two-hour delay
476 percent chance of closure

MCPS, feel free to drop us an email to order these snoWatchers any time, although we have a half-price deal up until Mar. 1.

But seriously folks, we could be looking at anywhere from three to six inches of snow tomorrow. That's the good news. The bad news is that most of this snow will be accumulating during the day, since it won't be starting until dawn. This one could be a real toss-up.

Official snoWatch numbers:

Thursday
50 percent chance of closure
75 percent chance of delay

Friday
33.3 percent chance of closure
67.9 percent chance of delay

Keep your fingers crossed, your bodies snow-dancing and your pajamas on backwards tonight, and we should get lucky tomorrow.



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