Once upon a time — in a world far, far away — a “snow day” meant there was too much snow on the ground to make kids trudge through a blizzard. Now, it apparently means that there’s snow predicted for later, because this morning all schools in the Washington, DC-area were canceled even though there’s no snow on the ground and none falling from the sky. As my son celebrated at 6:00 a.m. today, it’s a “prospective snow day.” That’s the reason some folks call this place “Washington, The Nation’s Weather Wimp.”

Update: It’s now 2:00 p.m., snow showers are falling but because the temp. is 34F, nothing is sticking to the ground. Once again, much ado about nothing.

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