Thursday marks the first snow day in decades in which Philadelphia-area families aren't listening to KYW for news of school closings.
As news spread last month that KYW radio would stop broadcasting school closing numbers, Philadelphians looked back on those agonizing waits to hear whether their district would have a snow day.
Some had fond memories. Others mostly recalled frustration.
In the article's comments section and on Facebook, dozens of you shared your experiences of waiting for the magic snow day number. Many readers appeared able to easily recall their childhood district's number.
Some recalled their district's place in the radio line-up.
For some readers, the pain of hearing their number skipped apparently hasn't fully abated.
Other readers, however, couldn't recall their district's number (suppressed memories?).
But the pure joy of mounting anticipation followed by the news of a sweet snow day was easily remembered by many readers.
And, of course, there were memories of snow-day calls gone horribly wrong.
In those big storms, painstakingly reading the number of every closed district was perhaps not the most efficient method, some readers noted.
While many schools are notifying students and parents themselves of snow days, the end of the KYW broadcasts mean changes for some.
But a phone call or tweet just might never seem as definitive as the old-school radio broadcasts.