What About a White Christmas?Tuesday, January 24, 2012 By Cory Burmeister
What do you do when you find yourself wearing a short-sleeved shirt within weeks of winter vacation? With conditions remaining stable at a 35 to 55 degree range you just may find yourself basking in the sun instead of crowded around a comforting fire. Many are confused and worried about the climate and wonder what impact it will have on their winter activities. So why the warm? Half way through winter, one could think it’s fall based on the relatively mild temperatures. Students were asked around the school to voice their opinion on the strange weather. “I just wish it would cool off so it can snow,” says junior student Nathan Stromberg. Perspectives on the peculiar weather varied between each teenager. “I’m not a fan of the cold, so I hope it stays warm--but it is strange,” says sophomore Luke Burmeister. Regardless of conflicting outlooks the fact is this is not what should be happening. There are several potential causes to this phenomenon including el Niño, side effects of climate change, or just an unusually timed warm front. The key issue concerning the odd weather is the absence of snow. If the northern climate doesn’t take its effect in New England then many hobbies such as skiing will be postponed, or cancelled.