Despite the warm weather recently and during  the holiday season, weathermen are predicting a large snowstorm to hit in the next couple weeks. Even though this was suggested by weathermen, some students aren’t expecting any snow at all.

Despite the warm weather recently and during  the holiday season, weathermen are predicting a large snowstorm to hit in the next couple weeks. Even though this was suggested by weathermen, some students aren’t expecting any snow at all.

“It’s not gonna happen. El Niño is making it warm outside and it’s not even cold enough to snow,” junior KeErica Richardson said.

This recent warm weather is causing hesitation about a snowstorm in more than just one student.  

I don’t think it’s gonna snow because it’s been really hot and there’s not really a chance of snow any time soon,” freshman Amber Suber said.

Even though there are multiple professional opinions about this pressing snowstorm, students and adults just don’t believe it will really happen.

“I don’t accept the premise that we have a pending snowstorm, however, we’ve already lost four days of school. Losing more instruction time would not be good for anyone,” Assistant Principal Christian English said.

With the expectation of this large amount of snow also comes the potential need for makeup days, which, frankly, District 5 and many other districts in the state don’t have right now because of the flooding in October., and tThis means that days could be taken away from either spring or summer break.

“I would rather have days be taken away from summer rather than spring break because spring break is only a week, and if we took days off of it we wouldn’t have time to relax,” freshman Amber said.

Even though the most popular decision would be to keep spring and summer break the length they are, the sad truth is that if this snowstorm does hit, especially in the tenacity it is expected to, there will be makeup days in District 5’s future.

“That would be a decision made by the school board and state department of education. Considering the flood days were dealing with, it would be difficult to figure out. Most likely, days will be taken from spring break,” English said.

The possibility for makeup days is not the only negative impact of this potential storm. Weather can have an impact on housing, power lines, anything and it can destroy it, just like the flood in October.

“With the flood it was horrible, so hopefully it won’t have the same negative impact. The snow could be fun, but if it’s storming it won’t be fun because we have to stay in the house,” KeErica said.

Despite all of these bad things associated with a snowstorm like makeup days or its potential to hurt the state’s infrastructure, there are some positive qualities.

“Snow, while fun and enjoyable, possesses danger, and may cause people not to have transportation and kill power, so it is a greater risk to the community,” English said. “However, everyone enjoys building a snowman.”

Story by Lydia Kicklighter, Lindsay Long and Chyna Wallace