Just kidding, there’s no alcohol allowed at Spring Fling again. Sorry.
The bad news, as you know by now if you’ve glanced at your inbox in the last few hours, is that Spring Fling has officially been rained out and moved to the ice rink for the second year in a row. According to my forecast, there’s a 65% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, but even if that 35% chance proves true, Andrus is already a Woodstock-like puddle of mud from today’s downfall. Meanwhile, it’s been nothing but 75 and sunny for the last week until today, because of course it has.
The good news is that
the rain might actually wash away my fucking pollen allergies for good if Spring Fling gets rained out next year there will hardly be any students who even remember that it was once a thing on Foss in the first place. The other good news is that Spring Fling Committee has managed to up the floor capacity on the rink, given that far more students are probably going to make the trek for this year’s lineup than did last time around:
No, this one isn’t named Dory.
For those of you who don’t follow our really awesome Facebook page or Twitter feed (Zach, see what I did there?), I’m gonna hit you with some knowledge: there may be another snowstorm hitting our beloved campus this coming weekend.
You heard me right: More snow. Allegedly. More snowboarding. Perhaps. More tripping and falling on ice. Supposedly. More cancelled classes (at the last second, of course). Apparently. More clusterfucked Usdan. Maybe.
What you need to know about this “storm”:
Well guys, Mother Nature (the bitchy old lady who gives you granola bars instead of candy on Halloween) has decided to give us a blessing…or the middle finger, depending on whom you ask.
Weather reports are now projecting that the storm of the century (literally) will be curving around the Northeast, just barely missing Connecticut.
“Damn it hermes, does this mean that there will be no hurricane for us? I stocked up on chips and frosting from Weshop and even began twerking like a hurricane last night.” Do not fear, there will still be winds upwards of 40 mph and some pretty heavy rain today. We’re getting the effects of the hurricane without actually really being in the hurricane.
For those of you who find today’s weather too dour to spend time seeing any movie at least partially devoted to rain, Em Trambert ’14 brings another movie event to our attention:
Wesleyan Students invite Traverse Square Families to a free (hopefully) outdoor screening of Where the Wild Things Are!
We will be providing popcorn and cotton candy for free, so come and bring your friends!!
Date: September 28, 2012 (Today!!!!)
Time: 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: High/Low Rise Courtyard (or Exley 150
in case because of rain)
Cost: Childhood memories (free)
“Through 9 p.m., the Middletown area has been advised that conditions could be right for a tornado to form Saturday,” says Patch.
Looks like our post on Tropical Thunderstorm was more prescient than intended. According to the Weather Channel, a strong cold front is headed our way this afternoon, “igniting a line of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and, perhaps a few tornadoes.” You can check out the map above, but suffice it to say Middlesex County has been placed under Tornado Watch. Middletown Patch has more detail:
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of the state including Middlesex County through 9 p.m., according to the Storm Prediction Center. [ . . . ]
The National Weather Service is predicting for Middletown:
- Isolated showers between 1 and 3 p.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
- Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 3 a.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 a.m. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 63. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
If you’re like me, you’ve watched dozens of your friends try to post something refreshingly witty on their Facebook, Twitter, etc. about the impending Hurricane doom looming over New England this weekend. Or maybe, in preparation for the start up of our new academic school year, you’ve taken to the ACB–only to learn that you can’t avoid the hype of Hurricane Irene. You’ve watched helplessly as baseball games are delayed or rescheduled, flights are cancelled, and yes, the most troubling of all, International Student Orientation is postponed. Rather than welcome our new international students of the Class of 2015 to Middletown with the onslaught of Irene’s wrath, Wesleyan’s administrative titans have decided to take a rain check on the first day of Orientation. For those of us already on campus, like myself, we remain hopelessly caught in the perils of Irene’s midst, or more accurately for now, Irene’s mist. More
information snarky commentary after the jump..
Get out your booties, Wes — heavy rain is predicted until late Tuesday night. According to the New York Times, in the New York area this storm is going to be the worst since 1992. Yesterday was wonderful, at least.