Snow, Snow Go Away

Posted on February 28, 2011 by

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When the topic of spring comes up, the first thing students think about is the warm weather and the end to snow. Many students have posted on their Facebook pages that they enjoy the snow days, but having snow a lot more than usual can get really annoying after a while.

FAHS student Melinda Gotzy said, “I’m excited for spring. I hate the cold, and the snow is ridiculous.”

Students even talk about the weather a lot in school. Some students are ready for the sports that are coming up in the spring.

So, what kind of weather can we expect when this spring finally arrives? One reliable prediction speculates that, even though flowers and trees leaves may be blooming, a possibility of snow and winter storms could still be around the corner. With cold temperatures, early spring will still feel like the winter months.

This year, professional groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, thereby predicting an early spring.

“Obsessing over the accuracy of Phil’s predictions is to miss the point,” said Tom Chapin, editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper.  “It’s more about having fun.”

Studies say that Punxsutawney Phil’s predictions are only 40% accurate. Punxsutawney Phil was originally created so that kids could be encouraged to have fun with changing seasons.

Many students are artistically inspired by the changing weather. Whether drawing or taking photos, spring is always a great season for creativity. With an explosion of colors and shapes, many students find this season to be the best muse for stretching their imaginations.

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