Snow Day Calculator dev'd by 6th grader is pretty freaking accurate.

So, I’m not in the education field and I don’t work at a place that will ever be closed due to snow, but I saw this article about a Snow Day Calculator that this kid developed when he was in 6th grade and I had to check it out. I plugged in the information for where I live and it predicted a 73% chance of closing early and a 99% chance of a snow day tomorrow for the district that I live in. I checked out the local school closings and it turns out that the district is, in fact, closing early today and I’m pretty sure they’ll be off tomorrow. Very cool that this kid came up with it when he was only 11 years old!

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Winter on the Web: New Jersey Schoolkid Develops Snow-Day Calculator

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When he was in the sixth grade, David Sukhin came up with an algorithm to predict when his school would declare a snow day. So while his classmates goofed off after school, he built the Snow Day Calculator, which he has used for every snowstorm since. Sukhin is now in 11th grade, and his calculator has not failed him once.

Sukhin is secretive about his formula, but he told WBUR it combines data, strictness of school districts and local snow removal efforts. The format, he said, hasn’t changed for the past five years.