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New forecasting tool at UAlbany will help superintendents with snow day decisions

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 25, 2019 07:36 PM
Created: October 25, 2019 07:35 PM

ALBANY - It's hard to think ahead to winter and snow while we are still enjoying the fall weather.

However, a new program unveiled at UAlbany this week will help school superintendents make better decisions when it comes to closing and delaying school during a snow storm.

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The program was tested out in six BOCES regions including the Capital Region.

The new forecasting tool combines data from Mesonet and the National Weather Service.

Just like us - it makes hour-by-hour forecasts on an easy-to-use dashboard.

School leaders can see information on everything from snow fall to wind chill and heat index.

The scientists who created the system say the real winners here are businesses and working parents.

Learn about the hidden economic impact it could also have, by watching the video of the story.


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