Snow Day in San Marcos

By Allison Johnson
Blog Content Contributor

The last time I saw snow was six years ago! Today, I wake up to Facebook statuses filled with “Snow :D” captions or in my case being a huge cheese ball and posting lyrics to Snow. I guess you could say we are all a little shocked, because we live in a state that has bipolar weather. At the beginning of the week it was 85 degrees, and by then end of it, it’s snowing in San Marcos, Texas.

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Remember to stay warm during cold days Bobcats. Photo by Andrew Wright.

It has also been six years since San Marcos has seen snow. I was told it didn’t stick too much, so the last time San Marcos residents had a real snow day was back in the 80’s. On the way home, I was reluctant to believe it was even snowing in the first place. I got off the bus and the sleet that fell to my clothes instantly melted. The snow wasn’t sticking.

I went back outside and not even ten minutes later, and the snow was sticking to the grass everywhere around the apartment! My hands were in the ground instantly scooping up enough to make a snow ball. I forgot the people at my apartment don’t pick up their dogs’ droppings, so I decided to scoop some snow off peoples’ cars instead. Always gotta stay a step ahead!

Thank you snow, for being the best pick-me-up during a trying time, otherwise known as finals season. It was great seeing people were taking a break from studying and exploring campus covered in snow. Whether you enjoyed the snow for a chance for some great photography, a chance to be silly, or as an excuse to hit your WCW up to cuddle, I hope you enjoyed every second of it. Unfortunately, the snow is already melting away.

On the way to the bus stop this morning, I was stepping on leftover snow to see if it was still thick. My heart broke a little when it instantly melted with each foot step. I’m staying positive that we get some more snow. (Hopefully during finals.) Kidding, hopefully after. The people of San Marcos will probably never have enough snow to have to shovel their way out their driveways, but it’s awesome that we’re grateful for how much we got yesterday.

Remember to stay warm during cold days Bobcats. While you’re out exploring Christmas lights or doing whatever festive activity, the key to staying healthy is plenty of vitamin C, and keeping your ears, chest and feet covered.

Featured image by Andrew Wright.

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