The First Snow of the School Year for New England!

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Ariel Greenberg

The weather forecast showing snow

Ariel Greenberg, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018 … Yep, you guessed it. The first snowfall is officially here! With temperatures in the thirties, snow was bound to fall from the sky, but who would have known it was going to occur a week before Thanksgiving?

 

Winter officially starts on December 21, but New England is getting a headstart. We have had our time of swimming, playing outdoor sports, boating and eating ice cream. Now it is time to ice skate, ski, play hockey, go sledding, sit by the fire, and drink hot cocoa.

 

The first thought of winter sends chills running down spines, reminding people that temperatures are dropping and everything is freezing. Yet, once you see the blankets of snow, you realize what a beautiful time of year it actually is. Once it starts to snow, people get really excited because wintertime means that Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s are just around the corner.

 

Giant winter jackets, hats, and gloves are pulled out for the season to keep people warm. Wood- burning stoves are lit and heaters are turned on. Shorts turn into pants, t-shirts turn into long sleeves, and sneakers turn into boots. Fallen leaves turn into snow and trees turn bare–all indicators that the season is officially here.