Hoboken schools closed Thursday too

2/10/2010 Update:

Board of Ed says Schools closed Thursday as well

Overheard that the Hoboken Board of Education has closed the schools for Thursday as well.

Free day for Hoboken kids, headaches for the rest

Hoboken schools have officially been closed on Wednesday due to the pending snow event for tonight and tomorrow.

Weather forecasters are currently predicting around a foot of windblown snow for our area. Hopefully the ensuing winds don’t cause any unnecessary damage. Have fun, people!

Hoboken Snow Prediction Map February 10 2010 - Hoboken schools closed Thursday too



Get ready for a white out!

It’s great to see the week’s top story before it happens! Weather forecasters are predicting between 12-18″ of windswept snow (and junior meteorologists want even more than that!) for the Hoboken area, beginning sometime close to midnight. How much we eventually get depends on Mother Nature, of course!

What do you think our final storm totals will be?
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Hoboken NJ Blizzard Snow Map February 10 2010 - Hoboken schools closed Thursday too


Update: The five-day forecast simply says “BLIZZARD” for our area – and weather nuts are scouring the computer models – and think that we may be in for a doozy. BE PREPARED JUST IN CASE!!!

False expectations?

No – this isn’t a political thread about our current administration – it’s a weather thread!

The NYC area has been somewhat gypped this winter – with all the big snow jackpots hitting elsewhere.

However, forecasters are *currently* predicting that our area may be “ground zero” for the next storm – expected to hit sometime late Tuesday night / Wednesday morning. At this time, weather experts say that “all the models are in consensus” about this next system coming from the midwest (although some are trending slightly south).

Will this be our turn? Or just another big “date-night” letdown?

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Thursday, February 11, 2010 2:11 pm

When I was a student (’85 – ’98), it seemed most of the teachers lived outside of Hoboken. Other than the Blizzard of ’96, we usually didn’t get the announcement until the morning. It does give parents more time to plan if they announce it the night before.

NYC is different in that probably most people don’t drive to school there, they just use mass transit.

I was the son of a working parent when I was in school. Until they are old enough to stay home alone, you just have to plan for these things. Unless things have changed, they make up snow days at the end of the year. So, you still send your kids to school for the same amount of days. That’s one less day you have to pay for a full day babysitter in June.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 8:30 am

I’m guessing that one reason for the closure today is that not all teachers and staff live in or near Hoboken, and might not have an easy time of it getting to work today.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:43 pm

Why is it that everyone always feels the need to group civil servants into a category of “incompetent” and/or “selfish”? It’s almost comical. As if those of us that are civil servants are here to purposely make your life miserable. Is it really necessary to lower the merit of other individuals as professionals because you were inconvenienced for 2 days? I cannot begin to imagine how you would have fared were you a resident of DC in the last week. Your kids would have been off the entire week. I guess all of the civil servants there are idiots too.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:39 pm

I would assume the rationale for closing schools (whether you/I agree) is that the sidewalks aren’t clear. At least here it is in relation to actual snow as opposed to when schools close way prematurely.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:01 pm

NYC schools are open tomorrow.

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