Students “Know Snow” thanks to app

When it comes to winter weather, Staples students often refresh Twitter and Facebook, check group chats and call hotlines at the first sign of the coveted sprinkling of white on the front lawn.

Now a new app is on the go-to list of weather sources this season. In Oct. 2013, Scott Pecoriello ’15, founder of the Wild About Weather blog, released his first app, “Know Snow.”

The app has all the features one might need the night before a predicted storm when social media explodes with the debate of whether or not to do homework. “The main function is forecasting school closings, but it’s done in a few different ways,” Pecoriello said.  “There are maps that show what the chances are for towns to close, individual write-ups for each town and then breaking weather news.”

“Know Snow” has tallied  about 2,000 downloads and grabbed the attention of the media. According to Pecoriello, the app “has been featured on CNBC Tech Talk, News 12, 95.9 The Fox, the CT Post and acknowledged by congressman Jim Himes.”

Many Staples students rely on the app for its consistent updates, as well as its timely information.

“I think it’s a great way to quickly find out the chances of having a snow day. It’s easy to use, and Scott updates it all the time,” frequent app-user Nate Argosh ’15 said.

Geared up and ready for the quickly-approaching winter, “Know Snow” will soon be a vital piece of the classic 6:30 a.m. excitement on the coming snowy mornings.