It’s so great to be back at Hope, folks! I have settled and moved back into my apartment, and bought my books for the upcoming semester. I only needed 3, but the total was still over $300 with used books, and I even tried looking on Amazon. Oh, the struggles of being a poor college kid. Anyways, as my title suggests, there is so much snow here in Holland. I came a day early to try and beat storm Ion. Yeah, the stinkin’ storm has a name. Luckily, I made it back before the sky started dumping massive amounts of snow. Ok, just look at this radar picture, courtesy of Weather.com.
How is this much snow even possible? Ok, here is what the National Weather Service states: Holland is going to get 2-5 inches of snow tonight, and a possibility of 3-6 inches by tomorrow evening. Not to mention this arctic air we are getting, wind chills will drag the temperature down, and there is going to be so much drifting snow. Yeah, holy cow. Mother nature, way to make an entrance in the new year, you diva.
In the midst of the weather chaos, I took one of my best campus photos ever. And I can’t wait to share it with you. Although winter storm Ion is scary and causes potential danger, look how pretty Hope College is.
So if you are going to make your way out tonight, please drive with extreme caution. I want every student to make it back to this campus safe and alive for the new semester. If you are delaying your travels until tomorrow, please still drive with caution because Ion’s winter storm warning doesn’t end until tomorrow night! And, if you are already here, let’s build a snowman!
It’s crazy to think that spring semester is starting in 2 days. Break flew by, but in general, time flies by. Before you know it, it’ll be May and it’ll be time to part again. Best of luck to the students this coming semester, and my excitement continues to grow as time ticks because pretty soon, the Hope College class of 2018 will be here!