School closing predictions: Low chance for Wednesday


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Snowy weather is making an early appearance and launching a new feature on school closing predictions.

The day before potential closings, a prediction map will be posted on by 8 p.m. looking ahead to the next school day. The map will categorize chances of closings as unlikely, possible, moderate, enhanced and very high.

West Michigan native and meteorology student Blake Harms will issue his predictions after analyzing weather data and consulting with Storm Team 8 meteorologists each night. Harms has been posting closings predictions on social media for the past six years.

There are no school closings predicted for Wednesday.

>>Facebook users: See the tweeted prediction here.

Click here to see which districts have made the decision to close or delay.

The predictions are a guide as to what may happen in the morning but are not a statement of fact. Superintendents make the decision whether or not to cancel or delay classes after driving the roads, talking to road crews, consulting forecasts for the day and considering other factors unique to individual districts.

>>Inside Confirmed school closings and delays

To read Blake Harms’ full analysis, go to his blog or connect with him on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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