Monday morning: Very cold and windy. No precipitation. School is in session.
Monday noon: Frozen precipitation. Snow/ice/sleet.
Monday afternoon: Just enough sun to melt the tops of things.
Monday night: Water freezes. World becomes giant sheet of ice.
Tuesday morning: School is open as usual. People slide all over the place and can hardly pull away after dropping their kids off without sliding sideways into the curb. Crashes galore; theories of conspiracies between the school district and auto insurance companies surface.
Tuesday day: Every parent in the district calls the superintendent to commend his amazing wisdom in not cancelling classes.
Tuesday afternoon: Sun comes out, salt trucks get their act together, roads clear up enough to be driveable.
Wednesday morning: Roads are driveable. School is closed.
So you can imagine my keen interest in the fact that this morning, which is bitterly cold and windy (the windchill is FOUR), despite the roads being clear and there being no precipitation, Wichita Public Schools (and a number of other regional districts) have cancelled classes IN ANTICIPATION of the weather we're supposed to get today.
I'm so brilliant that I have with me two digital cameras and zero data cables. I'll be taking the same photograph of the street from my office building once an hour on the hour today so you all can see the progress. At lunch I'll go home and get a data cable. So after lunch you can expect a flurry (pun intended) of photos, after which point I'll post them hourly as I take them.