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  • WralCensorsAreBias Feb 22, 1:34 p.m.

    I'm fairly certain that they told us it would rain all day and get heavier as the afternoon went on.

    Well?

  • CrewMax Feb 22, 1:25 p.m.

    Driveway is drying rapidly. Film at eleven.

  • liberalmindset Feb 22, 12:54 p.m.

    "Oh jeez people cmon. A 2 hour delay was the right call, no need to risk a bus or a teenage driver crashing on a bridge with an icy spot. as for extending the school day 2 hrs.....cmon man, really?"

    You really think they should delay school by 3 hrs on what "could" happen???? Give me a break...kids going to school at 11-12 is ridiculous and not even worth going for!!!! If I was a parent I would be outraged that they call the delay hours before it even starts to RAIN, with predicted temps at 32-33 how can you do that? This is becoming an all too common trend with the weather people and school systems...

  • FragmentFour Feb 22, 11:54 a.m.

    "Was it intentional to put the school systems into a tizzy?"--Obama promise tracker

    Eh, school systems around here stay in a tizzy. It's perpetual regardless of reason. This one was as good as any.

    Am REALLY tired of this messy February, though. Grass here has sleet on it from last night and I'm flat looking forward to April!

  • Jimmytwotimes Feb 22, 11:07 a.m.

    Oh jeez people cmon. A 2 hour delay was the right call, no need to risk a bus or a teenage driver crashing on a bridge with an icy spot. as for extending the school day 2 hrs.....cmon man, really?

  • jetpixx Feb 22, 10:57 a.m.

    What they need to do is just let the school day happen and toughen these kids up. They hear stories like this up north and laugh with their kids standing in ankle-deep snow. These overreactions are hilarious. My favorite is when the stores are raided for milk and bread when we get an inch of snow, like we took a time machine back to the 1800's.

  • CrewMax Feb 22, 10:52 a.m.

    My driveway got wet. Film at eleven.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 22, 10:47 a.m.

    This was hilarious. New 14 had somebody driving in a car with a camera showing semi-wet roads and talking in a dramatic tone. 10:30 and the roads are dry as a bone. Good thing we had those delays!

  • Blues Man Z Feb 22, 10:41 a.m.

    i saw this kid outside this morning waiting for his school bus in the cold... by himself... I wonder where the parents are at and why they didn't know about the 3 hour delay!! Poor kid!!
    romneycare

    I hope you told him about the delay.

  • anderson Feb 22, 9:57 a.m.

    What they need to do is evaluate the road conditions at 5 a.m. so they could make an accurate call. You can't do that the night before.

    True...but then the parents whine that they didn't have enough warning there was going to be a delay.

  • JoCo50 at MXR Feb 22, 9:57 a.m.

    How about having schools extend the day by two hours when they decide to have a 2 hour delayed opening? That way they would still have a regular day of instruction instead of a throwaway day.

    Also, it would probably make them think twice about calling a delayed start every time there was a picture of snow shown on TV.

    If there truly WAS bad weather and road conditions, then cancel the whole day and make it up later. That way, the students don't get shortchanged on instruction.

  • rescuefan Feb 22, 9:26 a.m.

    "Yet again, much ado about nothing. Where is the 'massive storm' WRAL was warning everyone about yesterday afternoon?
    djhartm"

    What massive storm are you talking about? WRAL never said anything about a massive storm hitting us. Just the chance of some frozen precip.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 22, 9:20 a.m.

    That's what I grew up with. School system would make the call in the early morning hours and you knew to check the news or listen to the radio. Internet was just coming out by the time I graduated. If it does snow around here, it's just snow. What is so scary about it? (assuming it's not measured in feet)

  • Tony Snark Feb 22, 8:49 a.m.

    What they need to do is evaluate the road conditions at 5 a.m. so they could make an accurate call. You can't do that the night before.

  • SteelThis Feb 22, 8:45 a.m.

    WRAL said yesterday that it wasn't going to be a big deal, but everyone freaks out still.

    And why not do what they do up North -- go outside at 5am. If conditions are horrible, then call for the delay...not 12 hours before.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 22, 8:38 a.m.

    Wow.......rain! Get your eggs, bread, and milk!!! Run for the hills!

  • jb100 Feb 22, 8:33 a.m.

    Ok WRAL the horse is dead quit kicking it. This is ridiculous its raining!!!!!!

  • WralCensorsAreBias Feb 22, 8:28 a.m.

    Yeah, this one was never close. Above freezing the entire time. Come on Spring, enough of winter's nothing.

  • cjohnson10732 Feb 22, 8:21 a.m.

    Why don't they start with a one hour delay to evaluate the road conditions and then extend the delay if necessary. Starting with a 3 hour delay right out of the gate is nuts!

  • Scubagirl Feb 22, 8:18 a.m.

    piece of cake this morning but I would guess that in the norther parts of the area roads could have been a little icy as the temp WAS hovering about 32-33 on my way in to work.

    Those of you bashing this would be the same ones bashing it they DIDN'T forecast what they did and bad things happen. Weather is NOT an exact science.

  • djhartm Feb 22, 8:18 a.m.

    Yet again, much ado about nothing. Where is the 'massive storm' WRAL was warning everyone about yesterday afternoon?

  • romneycare Feb 22, 8:12 a.m.

    i saw this kid outside this morning waiting for his school bus in the cold... by himself... I wonder where the parents are at and why they didn't know about the 3 hour delay!! Poor kid!!

  • working for deadbeats Feb 22, 8:05 a.m.

    Way to overreact everybody and great forecasting. Was it intentional to put the school systems into a tizzy?

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