The first snow of the season has come and gone with the first fall on Nov. 8. It certainly won’t be the last: Farmers’ Almanac predicts a “teeth-chattering cold” winter ahead with plenty of snow. The cold may be daunting to many, but there are plenty of ways to make the best out of a snow-filled day.
1. Play in the snow
Playing in the snow is not just reserved for kids. This winter, go outside and enjoy the weather. There are so many activities for snowy days. You can build a snowman by the columns, create snow angels or even have a snowball fight on Stankowski Field. Find a safe spot to go sledding or attempt to build an igloo. With so many snow-filled activities, you will be sure to enjoy the snow.
2. Enjoy the snow from inside
Sometimes the best way to appreciate snow is from afar. It can be nice to watch the snow fall from your window while having a movie day. Throw on some pajamas, make a cup of mint hot chocolate and watch holiday movies such as “Home Alone” or “Elf.” Snuggling up with a blanket and not worrying about the blistering cold can be just as enjoyable as running around in the snow.
3. Plan meals around the snow
There are some meals that taste better when it is freezing out. When the snow hits this winter, make a steaming pot of soup or a homemade grilled cheese. These warm comfort foods will not disappoint when you’ve just had to brace the cold weather after a long walk from class.
4. Stock up on groceries
Before a large snowstorm, panic can cause grocery stores to sell out of important things like milk or eggs. If snow is even on the radar, make sure you are stocked up with everything you need so you do not run the risk of running out of something without the ability to purchase it. In addition, you will not have to drive in the snow to make a quick Target run. To check the weather radar, download the AccuWeather app. This free app has a feature that breaks down precipitation “on a minute-by-minute basis.”
Edited by Alexandra Sharp | firstname.lastname@example.org