Snow or No?

Everyone knows that with the winter season comes snow, and with that, snow days. It’s in the back of each student’s mind when going through the forecast: is today the day? Looking at past years, it’s evident that Loudoun County winters can be polar, either intense or mild. To help the student body prepare for days off due to inclement snowy weather, Wolverines share their predictions.


Senior Nathan Englund, who has the most experience with Virginia’s flaky winter season, says that he thinks that LCPS will close down for four snow days this winter. On top of that, Englund expects to receive “16 inches total” of snow in the coming months. An avid skier, he is excited for the coming winter weather and activities.


Unlike Englund, Junior Braden Pullen is not excited for the snowy season. Accordingly, his predictions are for minimal amounts of snow. Pullen says that Loudoun will see five to six inches of snow on the day with the most cumulative snowfall, and that the school system will shut down for a maximum of two days. Pullen both predicts and hopes that “this winter will probably be a little less intense and a little warmer [than past years].”


Much like Virginia’s winter season, the Woodgrove population has hot and cold feelings about winter weather. Sophomore Daniela Holsing is looking forward to the seasonal climate and believes that the maximum amount of snow days Loudoun County will get is three days. Just like Pullen, she thinks that Loudoun will receive five to six inches of snow on the day with the highest snowfall. According to Holsing, the winter will be “cold, but we’re not going to get a lot of snow.”


With a very different idea of what the future months will hold, Freshman Luke Haraszkiewicz predicts that Loudoun will have a really intense winter, almost like the one from a couple of years ago. “I think we’ll get around 60-65 inches of snow,” he comments. He also states that with this, there will be roughly two weeks off of school. 


Although these predictions align, with the maybe exception of Haraszkiewicz’s ideas of the future, Wolverines can find a more time tested method to get a look into the future.


The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a fairly average winter for 2021, claiming this year will have a cold and snowy climate throughout late December, January, February, and early March. 


Whether it’s snowy or not, the chilly season is right around the corner. It’s time to bundle up for the winter weather, Wolverines!

The first graph depicts the number of snow days predicted for the school year, with the largest majority being three to six days. The lowest percentage is zero snow days.
The second graph shows the number of inches students predicted for the winter season. Similar to the first graph, three to six inches is the largest percentage, at 45.7% of voters choosing the option. The smallest, which also coordinates with the first graph, is zero inches of snow, at 1.1% of voters selecting the option.