We have been experiencing some unusual weather this season, with El Niño keeping November and December unseasonably warm. But in the past three days, Northern Michigan has been hit with lake-effect snow, high wind speeds, dropping temperatures and cold crisp air. Many students are excited for snow, because ski club will soon start and snow days will continue.
“My favorite thing to do while it’s snowing is having snowball fights,” freshman Christina Mesak-Wright said “‘Cause I can throw snow at people.”
Others are not that excited that winter has arrived.
“I absolutely hate winter!” commented junior Brandi Bennett.
Not seeing snow piles on the side of streets until December is unusual for Northern Michigan. The delay of snow makes it much easier to drive and keep the yard work under control, but now the snow has returned and hit Michigan hard within forty-eight hour time period. The snow has brought lots of disappointment to Michiganders who dislike winter and the cold.
The winter air that is nipping at the tips of our noses has been occurring for a few weeks now. With winter weather occurring, snow days have already happened. Many like to sleep and stay inside and cuddle up by the fire with cozy blankets and hot chocolate.
“I love to sleep during winter,” freshman Gabby Shovan said.
The National Weather Service reports that Michigan has been hit with 44 inches of snow since October 2015.