Mid-Michigan Weather Weekly School Closings / Delays Page

ABC 12 Closings   WNEM 5 Closings   For Breckenridge, Middleton, Marlette, Brown City and Area Schools
WOOD 8 Closings  For Newaygo and Area Schools
WLNS 6 Closings  For Lansing, Middleton and Area Schools
WTOL 11 Closings  For Blissfield, Jasper and Area Schools

Location Time Temp High Low Wind Speed Peak Bar Hum Dew Rain Storm Month Year

Updated: Friday January 30.  Our next weather concern for area schools will be a system moving out of the central plains into the Ohio Valley For late this weekend into early Monday.  At this point low pressure is expected to track into central Ohio and spread snow to the north of the track with 6-10 inches over much of central and northern Indiana into Ohio with 4-8 inches for southern lower Michigan with 1-4 inches to central Michigan.  Then latest trend has been a bit farther north with the system on the 00z model runs.  Today's 12z runs will be very telling as to whether the 00z run was starting that northward trend or if it was an anomaly.  if it shifts north a bit more then we could see a winter storm watch for much of the MAC area hoisted either tonight or Saturday morning for the Sunday / Monday time frame.  A shift south would mean just nuisance type snows south and lt snow or snow showers in our area. I will update this outlook around 4:00pm on this Friday afternoon.
Mon 2/2 Sunday Night Into Monday Snow & Wind ?? 3 1-4 Mid Michigan,  4-8 For Southern Lower Michigan
Tue 2/3 1
Wed 2/4 0
Thu 1/29 Overnight Freezing Rain, Snow North, Best chances for delays or closings will be where freezing rain falls 3 Freezing Rain 0.10 to 0.20  Snow 1-2"
Fri 1/30   0

Confidence Of Any 1 Of Mid Michigan Schools Seeing A Delay or Closing, These numbers to go up or down as storm or potential storms gets closer and is better known on its impacts to our area schools. Again also plan as if school is going to be in session. I will rarely use 10 and will not use 0 as Fog is a tough call during the spring and late fall months which makes forecasting a 0 a hard call at times. As a rule threats farther out in time will start low and increase or decrease as we near the possible event and as better confidence is realized.
0-1  Plan On It Kid,
2-3  Plan On It Kid, Well Maybe ?
4-5  Be Ready For School, But Listen To Your Radio or Watch Your Local TV Station
6-7  Good Chance For A Delay Or Closing But Still Plan On School, Ears Tuned In To Be Happy OR Bummed
8-9  OK Feel Most Likely No School !, Tell Parents To Wake You If You Have School, Then Say What The Heck If They Do!
10   While Almost Never 100%, Schools, Most Schools WILL NOT OPEN or WILL CLOSE, Not likely to see me use this
     number very often and when I do I would often expect multiple days without school. "Monster Storm"