Extremely intemperate conditions

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The Washington Post has a fun article featuring Obama's opinion about weather-related school closings. Coming from Chicago, where the ability to trek through knee-high snow at twenty below is a matter of civic pride, Obama is skeptical of a school closing brought on by "some ice."

The article also mentions that CPS hasn't had an official snow day since 1999. I'm currently working at a high school in Little Village and I seem to recall a snow day two weeks ago, but perhaps it was specific to our campus and not a citywide closing.

Where did you grow up and what kind of weather-related closings did you enjoy as a kid? As a fifth grader in a suburb of Cleveland, I remember the absolutely holy feeling of having five snow days in a row cancel the first week of classes after winter break.


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