Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What-to-Know Wednesday : a Guide to the Unpredictable Winter

This winter has had more ups and downs than a pair of middle school sweethearts- in Vermont, in Massachusetts, and all over New England it seems! One day it's below zero, and the next it's fifty degrees. Snow one day, rain the next. Clouds then sun. Etc., etc. Frankly, it's gotten to the point where anything seems to be possible when it comes to the weather.

That being said, take a look at a few tips and tricks below to ensure that you're always prepared for the unpredictable weather on campus this season!

ALWAYS Wear Boots

Throw on some rain boots, snow boots, or your favorite one-stop-shop pair, because now is not the time to be running out for breakfast in your sneakers or cute new shoes. This time of year, the ground will always be wet, whether from rain or snow. And of course we can't forget about all that salt. You'll need something that will keep you dry and provide plenty of traction!

Keep Extra Layers on Hand

You never know- it could be reasonably warm in the morning, and freezing when you get out of class. It could start raining or snowing at the drop of a hat. That being said, it's always a wise idea to keep gloves, a hat/headband, and maybe a scarf in your bag at all times, just to be safe. 

Pick Your Battles

As I mentioned in the previous Sum-It-Up Sunday, we had to opt out of skiing this Saturday due to the below zero temps without windchill, which is something we rarely do. Typically skiing is a rain or shine routine for us. However, with a winter as unpredictable as this one, it's important to plan ahead and really think about what's worth putting yourself at risk. You'll enjoy yourself much more, and you'll be much safer staying inside on these below zero, windy days!

Stay warm!

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