Students weigh in with their snowfall predictions for this winter.
Dave: Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to another Dave on the Mall. We are post Punxsutawney Phil. He has emerged from his hole. He spied his little shadow and that means…here in Boone about like 7 more months of winter. So we thought we’d ask the Appalachian State University students for their predictions on snowfall. What’s it going to do? Are we goanna get a lot of snow. Are we going to get just a little snow? No snow at all? Lets find out what they had to say.
Voice 1: This winter I don’t think it’s going to be as bad as last year. I say we’ll have three or four big snows and that’s going to be about it.
Voice 2: I hope it snow a lot.
Voice 3: I think this winter will be a pretty cold one. I don’t think we’re goanna get as much snow as we would hope.
Voice 4: I doubt we’re going to have that much snowfall maybe like two times or so I’d say.
Voice 5: I think this winter is going to be pretty light but I hear otherwise.
Voice 6: Well last year we had more than normal snowfall. Personally I think you can predict the weather in the wintertime by looking at animals like beavers. Last year I saw some lakes I fished at with my dad…more activity with the beavers. This year we’ve seen the same thing so…above average.
Voice 7: For this winter I think that Boone will probably get a lot of snow.
Voice 8: I think it’s going to snow a lot. I’m kind of scared.
Voice 9: I don’t know it snowed a lot last year…. It’s been kind of warm…it’ll snow.
Voice 10: I think it’s going to be pretty bad this year.
Voice 11: Winter makes me typically sad. I’m not a fan of it at all. I think it’ll be cold. I mean I think every winter up here is freezing and colder than the last but I do like the snow that...a peaceful snow? Not like a blizzard snow.
Voice 12: I think this winter won’t be too terribly bad hopefully but with global climate change and everything I’m sure it could definitely get intense.
Voice 13: I feel like maybe it’s not going to be as bad this winter. I don’t really know.
Voice 14: I think it’s going to get really bad super quick. We won’t ever know when it happens.
Voice 15: I’m not a weatherman. It’s usually pretty cold here in Boone. Probably an average amount of snowfall this year.
Voice 16: I’m thinking that this is going to be a pretty harsh winter because last year wasn’t.
Voice 17: I hope we get a lot of snow. That’s pretty much what it comes down to. I want some snow.
Voice 18: Well so far it’s been pretty light so I feel like it’s going to stay on that trend.
Voice 19: It’s going to be a bunch hopefully. That’s my prediction. That’s my hope.
Voice 20: It’s very bi-polar. That’s my idea of how Mother Nature is going to be just bi-polar. That’s the best way I can put it.
Voice 21: I think it’s going to be horrible.
Voice 22: I’m thinking it’s going to come later than it usually does but when it comes it’s going to hit really hard.
Voice 23 has hopes that we’ll have a lot of it.
Voice 24: I would say maybe two or three snow days this year.
Voice 25: I want to make a snow prediction that it will snow a lot but it doesn’t look like it’s going to.
Voice 26: About snowfall? You know I don’t look at the weather I just kind of roll with the wind. You know I hope that we get snow but then it’s cool in Boone because you never know what’s going to happen so I look to live on the edge and not look at the weather.
Voice 27: I think it’ll be hilarious. We won’t be able to leave our houses for days and we’re going to have to feed off of our roommates.
Thanks to: Olivia, Corey, Mary, Sam, John, Matt, Ty, Stephen, Grayson, Anna, Alex, Liz, Charlie, Haley, Megan, Katie, Thomas, Charlie, Rebecca, Myra, Pen, Eli, Karen, Audrey, Danielle, Tyler and Ryan.
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