Baby it's cold outside. Carriers are warning of snow storms, you can buy special touchscreen gloves, and now an iPhone app predicts snow days for school closures and icy threats. AccuWeather.com recently introduced its "Snow Days Forecast," a localized and detailed forecast that predicts the probability of school cancellations due to winter weather threats, and today it announced its availability on the iPhone at no cost.
Updated every hour, the Snow Days Forecast provides a five-day, five-point scale ranging from very likely to very unlikely that school in your location will be cancelled due to winter weather, along with details, such as current temperatures, chance of precipitation, and predicted amounts of precipitation. To offer guidance in planning special enrichment activities, the Forecast also includes Saturday and Sunday. You can download AccuWeather Snow Days for iPhone at no cost or visit AccuWeather.com to view the Snow Days Forecast.
The Snow Days Forecast takes into account a variety of winter weather events that may play a role in the decision whether to cancel school, including snow, ice, and extreme cold. It considers not only the actual weather, but its likely impact on road and travel conditions. It also takes into account local climatology. For example, an inch of snow in northern Florida may lead to school cancellation, while it will likely take a much greater snow accumulation to cancel school in the Great Lakes snow belts.
The Snow Days Forecast is not intended as a replacement for official school closing and delay notices, which come directly from the school district. It should never be used as a reason not to prepare to go to school or to postpone doing school work.
In addition to the Snow Days Forecast for schools, AccuWeather.com provides a Morning School Bus Stop Forecast that predicts how safe and comfortable it will be, based upon the forecast weather conditions, while going to and waiting at the school bus stop. Both the Morning School Bus Stop Forecast and Snow Days Forecast are part of AccuWeather.com's suite of lifestyle weather forecasts. The School Bus Stop Forecast is available on the AccuWeather.com mobile site (www.accuweather.com/m). From weather conditions for specific outdoor activities to weather conditions for people suffering from allergies, people turn to AccuWeather.com's reliable, relevant, and localized lifestyle weather forecasts every day to plan their lives.