Students Give Insight on Winter Storm Juno

Michelle Aros and Leana Pustam

Earlier this week, the Northeast and Midwest experienced one of the strongest blizzards ever recorded. This winter storm, named Juno, consisted of up to three feet of snow and up to 70 mph winds. New York City schools closed, and the storm rendered the subway and streets unusable. This was also the first time that the subway was closed because of snow in the city.

New England, Nantucket and Boston experienced flooding because of the storm. Some areas in the northeast that received severe warnings did not get as much snow as the meteorologists had predicted.

Over 4,800 flights were cancelled keeping many citizens in.

Since there has not been a blizzard in Florida history, we asked a few students who lived in the snow to share their experiences.

Juan Rodriguez (’15): “I experienced a lot of blizzards. Snow was always hitting your face, and if you didn’t have a hood, the snow would hurt your neck. Sometimes it was hard to walk in the snow.”

Samuel Ostlund (’16): “I think when I lived there and I was young. There was a blizzard-a big one, but when I lived there it was my eighth grade year. There wasn’t a lot of snow. It was a good year.”

Nathaniel Mingus (’17): “A little bit in Colorado. It was normal, I guess. I went snowmobiling so it was a good experience.”

New England is not getting a break yet. They received 6 more inches of snow and strong cold winds.

In Tampa, the weather will be mild for the next week, with highs in the low 70s and lows mostly in the 50s.