SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse University quad would normally be covered with snow this time of year. Instead, the unusually warm temps and green grass brought some students out of their dorms and into the sun Monday.
From playing the ukulele to doing yoga on the grass, students took some time in between classes to relax and enjoy the early spring weather. And some students say the sunlight changes their entire attitude.
"Oh, it's been phenomenal. I've loved it. I mean, last semester was my first winter on campus and it was definitely much snowier. And just the sunlight, the fact that there's green grass out makes every day much better. Infinitely better,” Lynde Folsom said.
"I just love the sun. Normally a lot of people in Syracuse get vitamin D deficiency and everyone gets depressed, so the sun's been really just a nice surprise this winter," said Violet Vejins.
Monday's temperature topped out at 53 degrees in Syracuse, which is exactly 20 degrees warmer than it was exactly a year ago.