Editorials

January snowstorm brings May flowers?

On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring. We expect to get an accurate description of the weather for the next few weeks from a Pennsylvania groundhog. There’s nothing wrong with a fun, silly tradition, but why?

No offense to Punxsutawney Phil, but it’s hard to believe an early spring based off the weather so far this year. There’s been an excessive amount of snow.

Snow meteorologists warned about the multiple feet of snow in NYC. News many New Yorkers did not want to hear.
Winter Storm Jonas was intense and it impacted the entire east coast.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented a travel ban, except for emergency vehicles. The storm broke records and caused problems for local residents.

Queens was hit with the most snow in the city, 34 inches, and many streets were still not plowed. Bill de Blasio said 850 sanitation plows to Queens. He blamed the size of Queens for the lack of a response.

But sanitation workers tirelessly worked to clean the streets. Even at Queens College, workers woke up earlier than most students would do.

If regular classes were in session at QC, then problems would have erupted for  students and faculty.

NYC missed an all-time storm record by a tenth of an inch, beaten by a storm in February 2006.

Let’s hope, for the sake of the workers, May flowers come predicted by a trusted groundhog.

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