First Snow!

Emma B.

Well, we finally had our first snow of the year!!! And if you’re like me, you’ve been anxiously awaiting it. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when we didn’t see any accumulation. 

According to the 2020 Framer’s Almanac, we won’t be seeing a very snowy winter here on Long Island. Our winter is supposed to be very cold. New York’s precipitation is forecasted to include mostly wintry mixes, a mixture of snow, rain, sleet, and hail. Just south of us though, much snow is predicted, so we may be seeing some of that. 

Overall, the country is supposed to be colder than average. The west coast will be seeing average precipitation, but colder than average temperatures. The south middle of the country should be slightly colder than normal, and average precipitation. The southwest is going to have a quick, but wet winter. The northern middle of the country is going to have a colder than average winter, a lot of freezing, and tons of snow(lucky). 

So, overall, the US will be seeing colder temperatures. This cold weather could mean a late spring. According to CNN, the entire country could see wet snow and colder-than-average temperatures that may linger until April. For more on how this affects schools, please see some of our other articles on the future of snow days and how snow days affect the school calendar.