Winter is still more than two weeks away, but after a long, warm autumn, the snow is here with all it’s glory.
Over the last three days, the temperature has yet to reach 30 degrees and according to accuweather.com, more cold weather is on the way.
Utah is known for its winters, mainly because of the snow. After all, Utah claims to have “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” The beehive state’s snow is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts like Oregon native Justin Ashby.
“I like the snow because it’s nice to go to the mountain,” said Ashby. “
Others, like Lauren Francom, who grew up in Utah, just like to stay indoors.
“I like being able to curl by a fire,” said Francom. “
Every season has its downsides and winter is no exception. Ashby had to walk 30 minutes to work Thursday morning because his car would not start. Francom dislikes the cold because she said it makes her hair freeze. “And I hate that,” she added.
Most agree that while they get excited for the first snowfall of the year, the winter season drags out too far.
“After February, Valentine’s Day is gone, we’re all in the mood for spring,” said Aaron Adams, a BYU student. “Winter is like an annoying ex-girlfriend that won’t leave.”
But whether you like winter or not, the cold weather in Utah can only mean one thing — Christmas is upon us. And for some BYU students, it is the best time of the year and it would not be the same without the cold, white snow.
“I think it’s fun,” said Ashby. “Christmas is coming. I think it’s cool that there’s snow everywhere for Christmas.”