The beginning of winter weather

By: Ryan Famuliner Email
By: Ryan Famuliner Email

Many parts of Michiana saw their first snow from Thursday night's storms.

In South Bend, while there was some accumulation, the ground wasn't quite cold enough for there to be much left today on roads or sidewalks Friday.

So, aside from some scraping, the day was mostly about easing into the winter weather, by carrying on as usual, and enjoying some beautiful sights.

The fall colors are still shining through after the first snow of the year, and the flurries didn't cause too much trouble in people's daily routines.

“On a day like today, it's clear not too cold, get out let them play in the snow,” said Jason Kulick, who along with fellow Notre Dame student Dave Schmidt walked 5 dogs through the snow Friday morning.

What the two Notre dame students, and their pack of dogs, consider a nice way to spend the day after thanksgiving.

“Didn't have any shopping to do, thankfully, stayed away from that mess, and get to go over and check out campus,” Kulick said.

And they were greeted by quite a sight, as were people throughout Michiana.

“It's so beautiful; the snow on the trees, the first snow of the season is always great,” said Paul Raven, who we found clearing the snow off his car with a push broom.

Even with some sweeping to do before starting the day, Raven says he's happy the snow season is here.

“I'm one of the rare people even in March and April; I'm still looking forward to the snow,” Raven said.

And there are some others who can't get enough of it.

“I hope it's worst than last year, I hope we get a lot of snow, said Agustin Bango, who along with his two younger brothers spent the day playing in the snow. “My mom and dad hate it, but I love the snow.”

The three brothers were well-prepared for what they found today.

“It was pretty cool, just waking up looking at the snow, jumped up, got dressed and started playing in the front yard…just playing around, throw snowballs at each other, and sledding,” Agustin said.

And while it's hard to ignore the beauty, some say they could still do without the white stuff.

“It can be fun to look at, but when you have to be out in it can get pretty old,” Kulick said.

Michiana has actually had a little extra time without snow this year. Last year, the area got its first snow, more than an inch, between October 23rd and 24th.

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