Fairfax County has canceled school on Friday thanks to these chunks of frozen water falling from the sky that some call "snow." It's the first area school district to pull the trigger on Friday classes, announcing Thursday afternoon that classes were a no-go but that offices, which were closed Thursday, would re-open.

Every school district and its mother was closed Thursday as threats of "thundersnow" filled the weather watch late Wednesday afternoon. Fairfax County, with Montgomery, Prince George's, Prince William, and Loudoun, were also closed to students on Wednesday.

Read the full message from Fairfax school officials below:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed on Friday, 1/28/11. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:·   extracurricular activities·   interscholastic contests·   team practices·   field trips·   middle school after-school programs ·   professional learning and training courses·   all adult and community education classes·   recreation programs and community use School-Aged Child Care (SACC) center are closed. Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect. Weather emergency personnel are to report to work.