Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Letters to the Editor

March 4, 2014

Mercer forecast is old-school style

— — Today, March 3, I received two emails: A 5:58 a.m. two-hour delay for school buses, and 6:43 a.m. announcement that Mercer County Public Schools would be closed.

Weather forecasting is no longer looking at the clouds from the back porch. Government and media have been tracking this recent storm all week, and the current state of technology allows weather people amazing accuracy. They can darn near time the first snowflake or raindrop to the hour, 24 hours in advance.

You can go online the night before and see what most West Virginia county schools have decided to do regarding weather, but not Mercer County. Obviously, they still have to look out the window to be convinced. I hope this is not indicative of what is going on in the classrooms.

Joe Hall

Princeton

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