Winter Storm Juno’s pal Linus headed to town

Where are they going to put all this snow?

Because Juno wasn’t enough, everyone please welcome Winter Storm Linus. Linus has already ripped through the midwest and is headed straight for us. Boston is predicted to get up to a foot and a half of snow, while Providence is slated to receive only a meager 10 inches. A winter storm warning for Providence is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Winter Storm Linus is sure to be meaner than Linus from Peanuts.

Winter Storm Linus is sure to be meaner than Linus from Peanuts.

A wintry mix later tomorrow means more ice–as if it wasn’t already impossible to walk at more than a glacial pace (see what I did there?????) on Providence’s nicely salted and shoveled sidewalks. And heavy snowfall, at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, tomorrow morning during rush hour will prove treacherous for commuters. Most Rhode Island public schools are closed tomorrow, according to the Providence Journal.

There’s been no word on class cancellations (we’re looking at you, Russell Carey), although I have already received emails from two professors about potential cancellations. Two snow days in a school year is unlikely, but not unprecedented following Winter Storm Sandy in 2012, which cancelled two days back to back. And even if the university remains open, be sure to check your email for individual class cancellations if professors can’t get to campus.

And, in a cruelly ironic twist, tomorrow is Groundhog Day. I guess that’s a good thing because the groundhog definitely won’t be able to see his shadow tomorrow. That being said, Providence is expecting snowfall two more days this week. Happy February everyone!

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Types of people you see in the rain

The rainy season is upon us. Blame whoever did the rain dance but, much like Shakira’s hips, the squish-squash of your steps don’t lie. Next time you go out, or observe people from your window, take a few moments to observe how your fellow Brunonians deal with the weather.

1. The “I’m cool” people

It’s not even that cold, guys. I’m wearing shorts and a t-shirt and am without an umbrella — but I’m still cool. These bumps all over my arms and my legs, they’re not goosebumps. For others they might be referred to as such, but for me, they’re coolbumps.

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Introducing: Poncho, the Northeast’s sassiest weather service, to Providence

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As of yesterday morning, the previously boutique NYC weather service Poncho has expanded to Lil’ Rhody.

Q: What is Poncho?

A: A simplified weather service customized to your daily morning routine, Poncho delivers only the hard facts via e-mail or text message every morning, complete with a sassy pop culture reference and a GIF to match. Poncho aims to prepare you for your day with the simplest impression of the forecast, rather than burdening you with a bevy of indecipherable statistics.

Take notes, incoming freshmen: Blog gets weak at the knees for all things Mean Girls.

Poncho has an endearing mascot to boot: phe is a domestic animal of ambiguous genus and species wearing a “poncho” that looks oddly similar to an American Apparel hoodie.


Register for Providence-centric Poncho here and you’ll never have to worry about a (weather-inflicted) bad hair day again.  We’ll still have to live vicariously through New York to bookend our days with weather services, because it doesn’t look like anyone will be waxing poetic and scribing Providence weather reviews any time soon.

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BREAKING: Spring Weekend to be held outdoors


The weather call has been made, and it’s good news! Get ready for 2,300 more tickets to be released at 2 p.m. today, because we’ll be rocking outside this weekend! The weather forecast may be iffy – but, this just in – NOBODY GIVES A F***!

Worst-case scenario, Brown will be singing in the rain for 2014, which is still awesome. Here’s to another year of Spring Weekend outside.

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See you on the green… but actually!

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BREAKING: April immediately brings summery weather, flowers, and overall happiness to College Hill


Look outside, people! Flowers are blooming, bros are rocking Chubbies, and those really well-dressed kids whom you aggressively envy are posted up on the steps of Faunce! It’s a balmy 61 already this morning, and yesterday’s flooding on the Pawtuxet River is a mere memory. It’s as if the simple turning of the calendar from a month in which it’s meteorologically acceptable (though incredibly depressing) for it to be perpetually freezing and gray to a month that will bring us Binder and the beginning of Reading Period made your lingering seasonal affective disorder disappear overnight!

Oh wait. It’s 36 degrees out with a wind chill of 28. April fools. Has anyone designed a Diplo-themed parka on Teespring yet?

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FlogDailyHerald: Cold weather comments


New England is cold. That’s an irrefutable fact. And yes, it’s gotten much colder in the course of just a few weeks. None of us are happy about it—we all miss the days when the walk from one side of campus to the other didn’t bring tears to our eyes because of freezing gusts of wind slapping us in the face. I too dislike wearing fourteen layers and not being able to feel my hands and feet.



But what is undoubtedly worse than the thermometer slipping below 32 degrees is the slew of subsequent annoying complaints comments about how cold it is.

These insidious remarks have become an inescapable campus-wide epidemic, but without a shot to immunize you. I hear them while walking anywhere, from friends or while eavesdropping (sorry, not sorry). I have cataloged a list of some of my favorite types of cold weather comments, in the hope that the next time you think about saying one, you think again. Or just know that some people might want to make like that wind gust and slap you across the face. Continue Reading