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  • injameswetrust2003 Jan 28, 1:34 p.m.

    " I would rather make plans and not need them, than have to take off work or whatever for no reason at all."-baracus

    Don't you see the irony in what you've posted? You made plans for a 3 hour delay and didn't need them but at least all the kids were safe.

  • Wake1 Jan 28, 12:59 p.m.

    Freezing what????

  • PanthersFan45 Jan 28, 12:21 p.m.

    The forecasting on this Sunday night rain wasn't even mentionedd until late. It's hard to believe because they said friday that once the rain moved out we would see a warm-up by the middle of the week w/a chance of rain wednesday. There was no mention of this though, usually "1 day out" isn't too challenging for the weather team but this one appeared to be.

  • brazzie_1 Jan 28, 12:10 p.m.

    I agree that forecasting the weather is not an exact science and that it is probably better to err on the side of caution. However, weather forecasters in this area (and most others) usually go way overboard with their dire predictions, causing people to panic ahead of time. This causes a great deal of inconvenience for working parents who need to make child care arrangements if schools are delayed. It must be nice to have a job where you can be wrong everyday and still keep your job.

  • jcthai Jan 28, 11:57 a.m.

    I don't mind them being wrong or delaying schools opening. I just think that if WRAL is going to post all these apocalyptic stories about the impending doom, that when it doesn't happen, they post a few stories saying that it didn't happen, and perhaps exlaining why they got it so wrong.

  • Save It Jan 28, 10:36 a.m.

    Never mind it was 9 degrees above freezing at 8 AM.

  • baracus Jan 28, 10:18 a.m.

    "And the complaining begins! Grow up and quit whining people...weather is not an exact science. "

    Which is why it makes more sense to make the call in the morning rather than hours before the system has even moved into the state. I would rather make plans and not need them, than have to take off work or whatever for no reason at all.

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 28, 10:08 a.m.

    How about better, a no hour delay. Any delay was a waste of the kid's learning time and decided upon by people who apparently are unqualified to make such decisions.

  • jdnowell Jan 28, 9:27 a.m.

    Three hour delay was a bit much. One hour delay probably would have been enough.

  • Deb1003 Jan 28, 9:24 a.m.

    Darned if they do and darned if they don't. I've always felt it's better to err on the side of caution, particularly when our children are involved. I guess some can't help but complain about everything!

  • Hey yuall Jan 28, 9:09 a.m.

    And the complaining begins! Grow up and quit whining people...weather is not an exact science. If the temperatures had dropped and they hadn't delayed school starts you would be complaining too. Geeze!

  • icegirlncsu Jan 28, 8:34 a.m.

    Whatever happened to the superintendent/transportation head and their cronies waking up early and checking the ACTUAL road conditions?

  • baracus Jan 28, 8:18 a.m.

    Phew! Good thing we delayed school for THREE HOURS!

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