The mild winter continued into February for Watauga County. And though it's not good news for local business that rely heavily on winter weather, it is good news for the Watauga County School system.
Good news meaning if the milder conditions continue then students will see their last day of school for the year in May, as oppose to the usual June release date. For the 7th time since February 1976 the school system missed only two days for the month. Six times there have been only one day missed during the month, and only 2 times have there been no days missed (1982 & 1990).
February followed the trend of January 2017 when only three days were missed and December with no days missed.
For a more in depth look at school closings in Watauga visit the Watauga County Schools Weather Closings History.
For a look back and just how mild February weather was, becoming the 2nd driest and warmest February since 1980, then visit the February 2017 Weather Recap article.