Snow Day?
January 29, 2019
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Snow Day?

By Zach Hester, Reporter • zach@southerntorch.com (File Photo)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — Tuesday may have turned out to be just a regular day off for most citizens in Northeast Alabama. The suspected snow day turned out to be little more than a dusting in DeKalb County that caused many folks to turn on the local forecasters and take them to task for the misguided forecast.

WHNT Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson, who predicted snow upwards of two inches for Northeast Alabama, stated, “I do not like being wrong, but I can admit when I am. I’m sorry that this was a big miss.”

“I thought [snow] would happen. I’m sure if you [had asked] Nick Saban, he thought his plan for the National Championship would have brought home the trophy. It didn’t. Our analysis was similar,” he continued. “I’ll always be honest with you, but sometimes that honesty is going to be wrong.”

DeKalb County Schools, along with Cornerstone Christian Academy and Fort Payne City Schools, cancelled class for the day.

DeKalb County Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett made light of the no-snow situation by sharing a French toast recipe to his Facebook page and said, “Here’s a great way to use up all of that bread and milk with your family this morning since you won’t be playing outside in the snow.”

So despite a lack of snow pictures across all social media platforms, be assured that our weather-people and our school leaders are looking out and predicting the best they can for us. Let’s just hold out for the next big snow day.

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