Friday, September 28, 2007

More Snow Days Ahead?

Difficult as it may be to fathom snowy weather and cold temps on this crisp, golden day in September, the weather wizards are already speculating about this winter.

According to weather experts at the University of Washington, western Washington may receive more snowfall this winter due to the La Nina effect. This cooling of the Pacific Ocean means we'll have more rainfall and varying temps in the coming months, researchers said. These conditions can mean more snow.

Last year, a series of bad weather instances -- ranging from wind storms and flooding to ice and snow -- dragged out the school year for many schools on the western half of the state until the end of June.

Did the weather disruptions affect planning for this school year? Does your school plan to do anything different to handle inclement weather as a result of lessons learned last year?

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