In late January a major blizzard known as winter storm Jonas produced up to 2-3 feet of snow across the east coast and certain parts of Pennsylvania including York County.
Governor Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency for the state of Pennsylvania from January 20 until January 22. This declaration kept everyone off the dangerous roads except for emergencies.
York County Schools were closed for 2-3 days including, 2 hour delays days after the storm passed through. The roads weren’t cleared and it wasn’t safe to send students to school.
Being snowed in for multiple days with your family, friends, and neighbors means you have to find something to do to keep yourself busy.
Some may have shoveled. Some may have made igloos. Perhaps some went sledding down that awesome hill near their houses.
Many people prefer to do different things on cold white days and nights.
“On days like that I spend my time with my younger siblings and parents. We don’t get to spend much time together so I always take the opportunity when it’s there,” Junior Tai Beck said. “We spent a lot of quality time together. We went sledding, built snowmen, and built an awesome igloo.”
Most teenagers hate the snow and cold. A recent survey conducted with a group of Red Lion Senior High Students showed that twenty eight out of forty students would rather stay inside their home than go play in the snow.
It seems to be that the older you get the less time you spend outside in the winter weather.
Senior Sarah Hoskins explained why teenagers would rather be inside then out. “When we were kids we focused on playgrounds. We still had our imaginations when we were that young. But as a teenager we like spending our time watching television and being on social media all day and night.”