Ohio State Cancels Classes on Wednesday Due to Extreme Cold

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Seattle Linga's picture

Man that's cold - hang tough buckeyes. 

Focusing on Penn State !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Kyson12's picture

Now stay home and study. Hahahahaha 

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CowCat's picture

Or go to a bar

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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brutus0717's picture

Oh please, it's too cold to walk to a bar /s

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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buckeyenut74's picture

Did it 10 miles, up hill both ways, with no shoes...

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Jay Lawerence's Laugh's picture

I was believing you right up until the no shoes part. 

Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!

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osu78's picture

Please, been there, done that, while wearing a t-shirt...

Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.

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PRO8's picture

Pussy, I also only had a t-shirt on...

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osu78's picture

Wimp. That's all I was wearing.

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

The safe decision is the smart decision.

Stay warm, Buckeyes.

And Toledo still sucks.

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brutus0717's picture

Let the drinking begin!!

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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CowCat's picture

In my entire time at TOSU they only shut the school down once. There was 4 feet of snow on the ground.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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bucknut1994's picture

I'm sure you were very happy to attend class every time they didn't close

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CowCat's picture

I was happy to be a pain in the you-know-what to my professors and still graduate with honors. Great times!

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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wyatt's picture

OSU was shut down for 2 weeks in '70 after the National Guard tear gassed us. I was in the middle of it.    https://www.thelantern.com/2010/05/1970-protests-erupted-across-ohio-tea...

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BornAndBredABuckeye's picture

I remember back in my day walking to school in 6 ft of snow up hill, both ways!

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Only six feet?  Wuss...

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Brutus's picture

I actually logged in to make a similar comment....but mine actually happened. I went to college in Chicago and we had a day that hit -70 with the windchill (or so they said, who can really tell at that point). It was '94 or '95. But they didn't cancel classes. It was insanity. And this is in no small part why I live in California now, where at the time of writing it's sunny and 59.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

I was there for the '93 cancellation. -36 wind chill. It was miserable. University Beverage was open, though.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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'creek Pride's picture

So was Not Al's Too, luckily only a few short blocks from where I lived.  The bar went from 5 typical weekday drinkers to 100+ in about 15 minutes.  Only time I've ever seen anybody buy a round of shots for the entire bar.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Not Al’s was a cool place, just too far from North Campus in those conditions for us to brave the journey.  My buds and I always favored Buckeye Alley, Out R Inn, and The Library if a night of drinking was in order.  I did manage to hit Not Al’s for my graduation crawl, though.  I met a girl named Erin there.  I should’ve married her.  Sigh....

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keeponbraxtonmebabe's picture

I was there in '93.......also recall a cancellation in Jan./ Feb. of '95? We didn't leave our place on E. Frambes, but I remember a whole bunch of people coming over that night for a mid-week party after hearing the news of the cancellation on TV or the RADIO. No campus wide text alerts back then.........think any students got the news about the present cancellation from the radio?

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Buckfrombirth's picture

You mention hearing about the cancellation on the radio - I remember it was our RA who told us. We didn't believe him, but channel 6 (IIRC) confirmed it.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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hetuck's picture

Public service announcement to remember to drip your pipes if affected by the polar vortex. 

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buckzilla1's picture

Live look in at Mirror Lake brought to you by WI dont have school tomorrow. Channel 86

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McGrind's picture

Blizzard of 78...lived near the woods at Miami U. (Western Campus) snow was thigh high everywhere and waist deep in parts...was more worried about a heart attach from trying to low hurdle thru it than being cold. Also near hurricane winds...by the time the roads were cleared Oxford was out of beer and probably all other party ‘favors’.

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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osu78's picture

I remember that. I was at OSU.  Left for Texas and Florida soon after graduation.

Of course, down south they shutdown if the forecast calls for snow.

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GhostofWoody's picture

I was at OSU during that blizzard too.  Baker Commons ran out of all beverages except fruit punch (which nobody drank anyway), but six of us piled in a car and slid (literally) our way to some beer distributor (I can't remember which one) and loaded up for the weekend.  I can remember class was canceled on a Friday at noon after I had walked from South Campus to chemistry lab that morning.  It was awful!

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buckeyepastor's picture

Seems mild compared to the conditions in January of 1994 when they closed for a day.  But, it is a pedestrian campus.  Lots of people walking a long ways. 

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

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SilverHaven's picture

Pedestrian?  In what ways?

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For engineering students, or any of you with sons/daughters in the engineering program, the Engineering Spring Career Fair, sponsored by SWE has been delayed from 1/30/2019 to 1/31/2019.  Take the extra day of preparation to get ready!

https://swefair.engineering.osu.edu/

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

Thanks for the heads up! We have staff going there to recruit. I'll make sure I alert them of this..

Pray for potatoes with a hoe in your hand.

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nickel beer's picture

I miss snow, winter, etc.

Sometimes. Not now, though.

half machine

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NOBLUE's picture

So whats this got to do with OSU sports ??

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bucknut1994's picture

You're insufferable. Believe it or not, this site is about all things Ohio State and more!!!

#94Ways

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Silly wabbit, cancelled classes = indoor sports

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

Not sure if serious....

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Just here for the snark overflow comments from the petition thread earlier.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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Rocket Man's picture

I hear even the post office is suspending delivery in a lot of areas.

I'm old.  And I'm not a big fan of the snow or the cold ... but c'mon man.  This seems a bit overly dramatic.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

Protecting workers that need to be outside for 8+ hours from -40° wind chill is dramatic? Ok.

Pray for potatoes with a hoe in your hand.

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Rocket Man's picture

It's going to be -40 wind chill tomorrow in central Ohio?  Really?

Hell, maybe I should take the day off too, but I'll be on the road.

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

I'll go ahead and repost part of the article for you, in case you missed it. They usually put the articles below the headline and above the comments. Be sure to check them out sometimes.

The high temperature for the campus area on Wednesday will be just 4 degrees with a low of -2 degrees. Winds are expected to be over 20 miles per hour at times, leading to a wind chill of around -40 degrees.

Pray for potatoes with a hoe in your hand.

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Rocket Man's picture

Well, yeah.  The weatherman was wrong again then, wasn't he?

Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege. 
Tyrion: A wedding. 
Varys: Exactly.

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Browns88's picture

14 times in 40yrs.   It's cold and a little windy?  Canadians are calling u pussies

Browns88

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Tater_Schroeder's picture

lol here come the uphill both ways crowd. O

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1-Iron's picture

As much fun as it is to poke fun at the millennial Gen-Z'ers (or whatever they are now), frostbite is nothing to mess around with.  I remember one winter day in '83 I believe, the sun was out, there was no wind but the temperature was about -5.  (This was a Saturday, so there were no classes to close.)  I almost froze my ears off.  Literally.  There was a layer of ice on them when I got inside and when they thawed out it was the most painful thing I can remember.  Later that week, I was surprised at the number of students around campus that had ears and fingers bandaged from frostbite or near frostbite.  Given the amount of walking between buildings the average student does in a day, I am good with no class tomorrow.  We Ohioans are simply not as mentally prepared for this sort of cold like they are in North Dakota or Canada.  Canadians can point and laugh and call me names all they want.  Whatever,  I hate Winter.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

I remember the day in 1982 (it was the same day the Bengals hosted the AFC championship game) when it got down to -19 in Columbus. I wasn't an Ohio native and had never experienced anything like that before. It was a Sunday, so cancelling classes never came into play, but I don't remember anyone wondering if it would ever be cold enough to call off classes — it was understood that it would take a blizzard to do that.

I see all the comments snarking on old guys claiming they walked to school barefoot in a blizzard, but it's a simple fact that 30 years ago, weather exactly like this (assuming no snow) would not have caused schools to close.

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lamplighter's picture

would have dressed more or less like this

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iowabuckeyes's picture

30 years ago, no one would have known it was coming.

I have no problem with cancelling classes to protect peoples’ health and well being. Try walking a half-mile in this weather the way students might have to cross the Oval to get to/from class. I sat in my car in a parking garage tonight with a winter coat, gloves and hat on waiting for my engine to warm up and my teeth wouldn’t stop chattering.

It’s supposed to be between -9 to -19 with -40 wind chill here tomorrow. I’m going to work from home after running my wife to her office so her car can stay in the garage.

Anyone who has a problem with classes being cancelled either doesn’t get it or doesn’t have a heart. There isn’t anything that can be taught in a classroom that can’t wait a day or two.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Try walking a half-mile in this weather the way students might have to cross the Oval to get to/from class.

Maybe my first post wasn't clear enough, but I don't have to just imagine what that feels like.

And yet here I am, somehow still alive.

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bucknut1994's picture

Yeah and people use to smoke cigarettes on airplanes years ago. Why don't we bring that back Chuck? Make the kids tougher with a little second hand smoke. 

#94Ways

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Go1Bucks's picture

Please, what a joke. Wear a coat and grow a pair. I for one have to go to work if I want my check, and Ill be outside most the day. Classes are easy. Of course, teachers wont show. And besides, snowflakes dont get cold anyway

Go Buckeyes!

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bucknut1994's picture

Go to work in shorts and a t-shirt to prove to everyone how badass you really are. Bet you won't do it, snowflake.

#94Ways

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SuburbanMeyer's picture

There is so much to make fun of in your post my brain is short circuiting.

The fact you are working outside in the winter tells me that your assessment of college classes being easy is invalid because you didn't take any real college classes. I'll just leave it at that.

Go bucks.

Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it.

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216ToThe614's picture

Ugh, January 2014...it was almost 60 degrees the day before the snowstorm hit and within 36 hours it was 0 with a wind chill of -15 to -20. I hadn't put plastic on the windows of my bedroom, nor did I realize the sizable gap between the top and bottom panes. To make matters worse, the house we lived in had an ancient radiator heating system that failed that night as well. I woke up that morning and everything liquid in my room had frozen completely solid, including everything inside my mini-fridge. The stores were sold out of plastic wrap so that next night I went to bed with my ski gear on so I could fall asleep, as the temperature in my room was the same as it was outside - -10! Talk about brutal, but at least I was safe from the wind inside. I hope that everyone living off campus took this seriously and prepared adequately.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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lew-e's picture

That’s brutal!!

my wife, our son, and I stayed at my parents last night because our furnace has died and can’t be replaced until tomorrow. Here’s to hoping shit didn’t freeze. 

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216ToThe614's picture

Oh wow, what timing. I've got my fingers crossed for your pipes.

Pick up your feet, turn your corners square! And DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE!!!
WB

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BucksHave7's picture

I love tOSU, but the cold weather is rough! 

BucksHave7

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BillShermansGhost's picture

Pretty cool seeing everyone's stories of the snow day; "Back in my day, we..." 

Here's mine,  I think it was 2008, we got 20 inches between Friday and Saturday.  High St. was a ghost town for cars, because so few people could get anywhere.  My car at the time was a 2 door, RWD '92 Blazer. So of course we loaded it up and were driving it around.  That was a fun day.  Most snow I've ever seen come down at once.

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Bighemdog's picture

Weak as hell!  Creating another unfortunate outcome for sure - because of the precedent it sets.  Learn to live with what life throws at you.

Where I live (Fairbanks, Alaska) we expect and deal with ambient temperatures in the -20 to -40 from December through to late February or early March - not to mention last year had 92" of snow to go with it.  -52 ambient is the coldest it has been for me - and only for a couple of days.  There are no snow days up here - no businesses closing - the USPS is on the job regardless of weather - funny they have some sort of slogan about that I've heard.  We have to plug our cars in while we are at work - heating oil costs the average well-insulated home about $1200/year, not to mention super high electric bills ($438 last month - and I heat almost exclusively with wood).

So if you happen to watch living Alaska or any of those programs - it's not holly-wood, folks are pretty hardy up here.

All that said - I hope and pray you all handle it safely. 

OH!

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stxbuck's picture

I remember when they cancelled classes in Jan'  94' or 95, I believe. It was colder then than it is today.

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