Watauga County Schools Weather Closings History

Update for 2016-17 calendar year- Watauga County Schools out due to winter weather on Monday January 9, Tuesday January 10, Monday January 30, February 9, Wednesday February 15, Tuesday March 14 and Wednesday March 15.

*UPDATE May 25, 2016 – 15 days were missed in the 2015/16 calendar year with two of those made up on Saturdays, which equates to 13 days missed. January 20-22 & January 25, February 8-12, February 15-17, February 25-26 & March 4 due to winter weather*

Watauga County Schools missed 15 days due to winter weather for the 2015-16 school year. How does that stack up to years past?

Since 1975 there were two other years with just 15 missed days: 1993-94 & 2004-05.

10 or more days have been missed 33 of the 41 years records have been kept for the school system.

In back to back years 30 or more days were missed: 33 days in 1976-77 and the most on record of 39 days for the 1977-78 calendar year.

2009-10 has the third most missed days with 26 followed by 23 in 1995-96, and 22 in both 1986-87 & 2010-11.

The year with the fewest missed days belongs to 1990-91 with just 4.

Two days in 1994 were missed in August and that marks the only time school has closed in that month.

From 1975-76 through 2015-16 a monthly breakdown shows that September has had a total of 6 days missed, October 5, November 18, December 77, January 220, February 188, March 57, April 7.

In all 618 days total have been missed in the 41 years 1975-76 through 2015-16.

*NOTE: Not all of the missed days may have been due to winter weather as the data from Watauga Schools is labeled as “School Closings for Inclement Weather”*

Watauga County Schools Snow days history thru 2015_16

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