School Kids ask "where's the snow"?
Many school systems haven't had any snow days so far
"Where's the snow?"
That the question many are asking, especially school kids.
Because of the mild winter we're having, many schools in our hometowns haven't had snow days so far this year.
Students can't believe it.
"I remember some winters where I was like gosh when is it going to snow, but we've never had a winter where we haven't had anything," said Lord Botetourt High School Senior Caroline Brown.
Botetourt County hasn't had one snow day so far this school year.
It's a similar situation in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Pittsylvania County, Lynchburg, and Bedford County.
Craig County has used one snow day.
At this time last year, Grayson County had used 22 snow days. So far this year, Grayson has had 3.
Some school systems schedule snow days into their calendars.
For example, Botetourt County has a makeup day scheduled for this Friday.
Since Botetourt hasn't had a snow day, students will have this Friday off.
In Bedford County and Roanoke City, students don't get any extra days off if they don't have any snow days.
The lack of snow puts some school systems in a bind like Roanoke County.
In order to start school before Labor Day, state law requires school systems like Roanoke County to have at least five years of 8 snow days or more in a ten year period.
The pre Labor Day opening waiver is set to expire next year and Roanoke County doesn't have enough snow days.
The school system needs the law changed or for it to snow more.
"No snow days means that come the 13-14 school year and beyond we may not get the waiver from the General Assembly which means we're starting after Labor Day," said Roanoke County Schools Spokesperson Chuck Lionberger.
Of course winter isn't over.
Many in Southwest Virginia remember the blizzard of '93 which hit in March.
"I've looked at the farmers almanac. They were spot on all through January. In February, they're calling for a lot of snow. I'm hoping that's the case," said Lord Botetourt High School Senior Josh Humphries.