Maybe the forecast will be wrong

Published 7:33 am Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Like you, we sighed and rolled our eyes at the news that snow is in the forecast for today. “Didn’t we do this just two weeks ago? Isn’t it time for spring?”

That’s a refrain likely to be heard throughout Western Tidewater as everyone waits to see what falls from the sky.

The news of inclement weather in the forecast certainly is a mixed blessing for newspapers and other media. While it gives us something to write or talk about, there’s still the reality of often having to drive through rain, snow and fog to get to where we need to report.

Then there’s the issue of school closings, which can’t be an easy decision for any superintendent. Safety and transportation concerns are paramount, followed by the question of how and when to make up for lost time. Our unsolicited advice to the students at this point is take advantage of the time to study and be ready for whatever follows in the classrooms.

Of course, if you don’t have to be on the roads, then don’t. First responders will thank you, and you’ll spare yourself the headache of even the smallest of accidents.