Snow Day Feb. 01 2016!

The Terraces Apartments in Prescott Valley, AZ

The Terraces Apartments in Prescott Valley, AZ

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My balcony covered in snow!

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My shoes covered in snow!

I have been living here in Prescott, AZ now for a little over 3 years. I’ve experienced three Northern Arizona winters and I can say without any hesitation that this year’s winter season has been the most active winter in the regards to snow fall and consistently cold temperatures in all the three years I have been living here. Some may say it’s too cold or it’s been too wet but no one can complain when you have 3 back to back two hour delay starts to the morning or  what we had this Monday which was our very first snow day of the semester! It’s is also my very first snow day at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and I am a senior this year!

After last year’s very disappointing winter this one has definitely made up for it. This recent snowstorm was more unique than the others we had roll through the area earlier this winter season. This storm brought with it blizzard like conditions with winds gusting at about 40 mph and heavy sleet turning into consistent snow fall dropping about 4-6 inches on the town of Prescott and Prescott Valley resulting in a Snow Day for everyone in the Quad City area.

Being from New Orleans, LA this is something I thought I would only get to experience vicariously through actors in movies. Now I know what you’re thinking… the only reason I love snow days so much is because of the fact that all classes are cancelled for the day but I enjoy it so much because most people that attend this campus are from places in the United States that don’t experience even a single inch of snow fall or a real winter so being able to see everyone’s inner kid come out to run around campus throwing snow balls at each other, or trying to build the most unique snow man, or sledding down the lower soccer fields, to even having my friends come over to my apartment for some English Tea, a nice bowl of Taco Soup next to my fireplace and just relaxing and enjoying each other’s company is what makes a Snow Day a true Snow Day.

Snow just has a way of making everyone so happy in this town (mainly because it melts really quickly so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of it for too long) and it’s just a great feeling to share that joy with all of the people that help you get through those long hard days when you just want to curl up in your bed and hide out until the semester is over. This snow day I had the time of my life and I am very optimistic and incredibly excited to see what Mother Nature has in store for us the remainder of this winter season.

Here are more photos from students around campus who went out in the snow!

Snow prepared!

Snow prepared!

Pedro and friends’ Giant Snowman

A snow break.

A snow break.

Snow in the pines

Snow in the pines

Even the fur beasts got in on the fun!

Even the fur beasts got in on the fun!

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Jeffery

About Jeffery

Major: Aeronautical Science, fixed-wing
Hometown: Destrehan, LA (New Orleans) Competitions/Awards: Golden Eagles scholarship and Walmart scholarship Activities: Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, member of NGPA, Women in Aviation, President of the Blind Ambition Group Favorite Class: Microeconomics
Favorite thing to do in Prescott: Being from New Orleans I am a huge fan of food and Prescott has some really great and diverse options. I love trying different places around town with my friends . In my free time I… love traveling to different places around the state of Arizona, making memories and hanging out with my friends, and being spontaneous.

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