My guess is that many school systems fear the potential liability they may have if a tornado strikes a school full of children while we were under a PDS watch and a high risk. Another point is that if an F3 or greater tornado hits a school, hundreds of children are in danger because they are concentrated all in one area instead of being spread out throughout the community.
I only mentioned lawsuits because it is a sad reality of our society. If something goes wrong there will be parents suing, even though they are truly the ones that should be accountable the most.
I have a major problem with the timing of the schools’ closing, though. Schools should have either stayed open all day or closed entirely. My fear is that children will be on the road between 12 and 2 when the weather may get dangerous. I sure hope not.
Iowa Weather Report January 29th 2015: North by Northwesterly Flow - COLDER AND COLDER: The days of the warmer than normal temperatures are gone for a while and in to replace it will be readings more typical of late January ...
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