Freshmen be warned, it’s the fall. And if you thought that this season meant long, leaf-accented walks of shame through the Main Green for last night’s WhisCo hook-up, you thought quite wrong. “Ooo baby it’s rainin’” and not looking to stop any time soon. In a recently posted article, weather.com tries its hand at humor and describes the ‘four letter weather words’ that it claims will define the fall season for the Northeast and Midwest. If process of elimination isn’t your thing, those two four letter words are ‘rain’ and ‘wind’ (ok, perhaps that’s not fair, since ‘snow’ is also four letters, but we’re not at Colgate and for that we can be thankful). According to the expert meteorologists (oxymoron?) at weather.com, we can expect more rainy weather than average (again, to the LA freshmen, average is more rain than you’ve ever seen in your sunkist lives) and that means you should get your rain gear together now more than ever. Rain in Rhode Island is nothing new, but if weather.com is correct (which it is roughly 20% of the time, unless the weather’s actually occurring outside your window, at which point it’s 70% accurate) this will a be a memorable few months for the precipitation fans on campus. While next week is looking sunny, just remember that weather.com also predicted heavy rain for all of Spring Weekend 2011, so consider all predictions with skepticism. Happy Thursday! Don’t blame God, blame yourself. And seriously, buy a raincoat.
Although our weather forecasts are somewhat irrelevant now that BCA has announced that both concerts will be held inside, we’re going to do at least one more update to address the confusion many students are feeling about the decision. Continue Reading
Hey everyone. We’re back with your Spring Week weather report, and this time we have some excellent news! All of your anti-rain dances have really been paying off. Saturday’s forecast has changed from yesterday’s 50% chance of rain to cloudy with only a 10% chance of rain!!! Follow the jump for analysis. Continue Reading
Here we are, with your new Spring Week forecast. The weather flip-flopped a lot over the weekend, but the outlook for Saturday now seems fairly settled on rain. Let’s focus for a minute on the positives. Although the next two days are rainy and gross (giving our young pre-frosh friends a genuine look at the realities of Brown), Thursday and Friday look bee-utiful. This should make for an excellent SPEC Carnival and a Friday concert that looks like it can be held on the Main Green. Continue Reading
We all know what an important factor weather can be in the celebration of Spring Weekend. And just in case you don’t follow weather forecasts quite so obsessively, we will keep you informed of what the great weather gods have in store for us. Follow the link to see a preliminary look at what’s in store for us. Continue Reading
Life’s tough when you need to ice skate to your 9:00 AM class, and nearly have a concussion from that almost-slip on the way to Pembroke. Despite the best efforts from the Facilities Management staff, Mother Nature has gotten the last laugh this winter, plaguing Providence with fickle rise and drops in temperature and the always-joyful greeting of wintry mix. Various Brown forums have spotted EMS escorting students off of the ice traps and into the safety of the ambulances. Luckily, the groundhog gave spring the nod, and we’re already seeing specks of green dotting the layers of white snow. Continue Reading
Nothing like the promise of a Milano cookie to get you up in the morning. — Courtesy of Reuters
This morning Punxsy Phil (as he is apparently affectionately known) poked his head out into the ridiculously terrible weather to declare that winter is coming to an end! With no shadow in sight, legend has it we will be treated to an early spring. You can see video coverage here.
And keep reading! There’s a conspiracy buried in here.
The announcement is hopeful, but completely incongruous with weather across the country. As Brown students wade through ankle-deep freezing slush to get to classes (that are really just never cancelled; RISD’s closed—what gives? anyway…), huge swaths of the country are suffering right along with us. Continue Reading
Weather bumming you out?
Well, it’s November and Providence has finally decided to show its true colors. This gross cold/wet rain/sleet combined with the incredibly jarring change to 3 hours of sunlight, thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time, has left quite a few of us reeling.
Luckily, the ProJo anticipated our depression and is offering up some advice for dealing with crappy weather and diminished sun. Tips include soaking up some sun whenever you have the chance, using bright lights indoors, exercising, and eating a Mediterranean diet. Wut. Don’t think the Ratty’s rice pilaf is going to undo the mindfuck that is Daylight Savings Time.
Hope you didn’t get too comfortable in last week’s 70 degree weather because tomorrow is showing a chance of snow! Be forewarned, this is not your average snow – we live in Providence, after all. Expect those yummy snowflakes to be accompanied by some rain drops and Brook St. flooding. Happy frolicking!
Trench foot. Thought you wouldn’t need those rain boots this morning? So. Completely. Wrong. Overheard standing in front of a crosswalk on Brook Street River: “Just gotta go for it, man.” Hello, Providence weather! We didn’t miss you.