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Weather Recap: Snow for Days

Record snowfall brings days off and parking problems
Senior Mina Boams parking spot had snow shoveled into it, making it difficult to park.
Photo by: Mina Boam
Senior Mina Boam’s parking spot had snow shoveled into it, making it difficult to park.

This December was definitely lacking with snow and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one wishing we had a white Christmas, but we seem to be making it up in January! The incoming snow storms have been a blessing for skiers and snowboarders, and with the recent snow day on January 10th, I’m sure everyone is wondering if there is any chance of another. Lots of students like me have been using websites like to predict whether or not the schools will be closed in the future, giving people hope for a snow day. On Tuesday, January 16th, around 12:45, there was a 77% chance of a snow day on Wednesday, January 17th. The odds weren’t amazing, but this certainly changed as the day went on!

Photo by: Quinn Valenzuela
The snow day calculator website predicts the chance of a snow day based on the weather forecast and your area code.

Seems like the snow day calculator was pretty accurate as coming back on Friday, January 19th, we had two snow days on Wednesday and Thursday! In fact, according to The Idaho Statesman, we received 22.1 inches of snow in January of 2024. This ranked as the 7th biggest snowfall in Idaho history. This was more than the infamous “snowmageddon” with 21.5 inches in January 2017.

While the incoming snow can bring fun activities to participate in and some days off of school, it can also be a huge hassle. When we do have to go to school the roads can be very treacherous. The school has been plowing the parking lots to make it easier for people to park, but in turn some of the spots have been covered in snow. Staying in the lines has become that much harder! 

Whether you like the snow or not, it has definitely impacted how we go about our days. The weekly forecast shows rain and warmer weather replacing the snow, so we should start to see a change in the weather. The snow may be behind us, but it’s still important to dress warm and appropriate for the weather! With these changes in the weather spring is sure to be around the corner!

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Quinn Valenzuela
Quinn Valenzuela, Staff Reporter
Hello! My name is Quinn Valenzuela, and this is my 1st year on the Timberline Paw Print News Staff. I’m a staff reporter this year, helping with reports and interviews for the Timberline Paw Print. When I'm not writing I love making art and music. I am pursuing graphic design and also play violin in the Timberline Chamber Orchestra! I am a senior and I'm looking forward to graduating and going to college next year, but I want to make the most out of my senior year and can’t wait to contribute to the Timberline newspaper! 
Mina Boam
Mina Boam, Staff Reporter
 Hi, My name is Mina Boam and this is my first year on the Timberline Paw Print staff. I am a senior at Timberline. I am planning to go to the University of Idaho next year. I like to write about current trends, pop culture, and the world around me.    
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