Wildcats React to Snow Storm

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Wildcats React to Snow Storm

Williston covered in snow. Credit: Boardingschools.com.

Williston covered in snow. Credit: Boardingschools.com.

Williston covered in snow. Credit: Boardingschools.com.

Williston covered in snow. Credit: Boardingschools.com.

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On the night of January 19, Easthampton and the Northeast was covered in a fresh blanket of snow.

The storm included layers of rain, ice, and snow, resulting in dangerous conditions on the roads and sidewalks. According to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Easthampton received 8.1 inches of snow, Northampton received 9.5 inches, and Amherst received 6.8 inches.

The last major snowfall to hit Easthampton was on January 4, 2018, when 10.2 inches of snow covered the Williston campus, according to MassLive.

Despite the late snowfall, the forecast resulted in many cancellations of Williston sporting events. The forecast of snow made travel for sports teams difficult, resulting in Boys and Girls Varsity Hockey, Boys Basketball, Boys Varsity Squash, Swimming, and JV Girls Basketball to be cancelled or postponed for a later date.

Alex Berg ’19, from Oldsmar, Florida, found the recent snow fall to be a burden on his everyday routine.

“The snow made everything much harder to do, even just leaving the dorm,” said Alex. “I almost fell at least twice when walking outside and I got so much snow in my shoes that my toes felt like they were going to fall off.”

Tayah Sommer ’19, from New Brunswick, Canada, did not mind the cold and slippery conditions, and enjoyed seeing campus covered in snow.

“One of my favorite parts of the year is when it snows here, I think it is so much fun,” Tayah said. “I went sledding down the hill in front of the dining hall and even snowboarded in the snow.”

Tayah went on to say that she “didn’t mind the cold temperatures,” and believes it is the best type of weather to be outside in.

Casey Feins, ’20, of Naples, Florida, believes the snow was not as big an issue as the at-times sub zero temperatures.

According to AccuWeather.com, the temperature reached a high of just 4 degrees on Monday, January 21; the low was -5.

“I didn’t really mind all the snow,” Casey said. “It was the negative degree weather that really got to me. Just walking to class, my hands went numb and I couldn’t feel my face.”

Gavin Girardin, ’19, a day student from Easthampton, faced the trick conditions of the snow on his ride to school.

“The snow made my drive to campus harder,” said Gavin. “The roads were a mess and everyone was driving so slow, it took me forever to get to campus for class.”

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