Let’s Talk About the Weather

Middlebury, CT

No, it’s not an awkward thing to do.  Not when you’re in Middlebury, as The Hidden Ivies claims Wesleyan is.  It’s clearly a mistake–towns and burys–because they seem to know we’re in central Connecticut (I’ll let you judge for yourselves if we’re safe, have a fair amount of off-campus social and commercial opportunities, and have easy access to those cities listed).  Or maybe all liberal arts colleges really are the same?

Either way, the weather forecast gives reason to be somewhat grateful we’re in Middletown, CT and not Middlebury, VT.  The (upgraded) Winter Storm Warning for us seems to indicate we’ll get some PSafe emails: [Updates in bold]

  • HAZARDS… HEAVY SNOW… SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
  • ACCUMULATIONS… 7 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION… LOCALLY HIGHER IN ORANGE COUNTY… AND UP TO A HALF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION BY LATE WEDNESDAY.
  • IMPACTS… TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED TUESDAY THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY EVENING. SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.
  • …ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY… (Grounds for closing school tomorrow please?)

Even just the snowfall at Middlebury is greater according to the Winter Storm Warning for them:

8 TO 14 INCHES ACROSS THE CHAMPLAIN AND SAINT LAWRENCE VALLEYS WITH 12 TO 20 INCHES ELSEWHERE.

6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About the Weather

  1. Pingback: State of Snowmergency – Wesleying

  2. Ayn Rand

    The students in 1998 didn’t throw a shitfit over “Wesleyan: The Independent Ivy” for nothing.

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