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I'm worried about that. I've lived in SoCal my whole life and I'm ready for something different, but I am afraid that I will not be able to stand the cold.
I grew up in northern California in colder weather and wanted warm weather so that's why it bothers me so much. A lot of California kids come here and like it so it's up to you
The Boston area tends to have rather cold winters, ranging anywhere from 10 degrees to the 30s or 40s, really depending on the day. You occasionally have the days in the negatives. But you definitely get more of the warm weather in early autumn to late spring, so you're not living in the tundra or anything ;)
Winters are pretty brutal, there is just no way around it. Be prepared to be cold on your way to class from December through February, no matter how much you bundle up. Snow is fun, though.
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Written by Samantha Durant
The weather in Boston can run the extremes. Seasons don’t seem to matter too much here either. The weather can change drastically during the course of a day, and sometimes just during the hour you’re in class. You might even find yourself wearing winter clothes in summer and summer clothes in winter. It truly is unpredictable here, but you get used to it. Usually the fall is absolutely gorgeous, and you only need a light jacket and fleece. However, the winter is freakishly brutal, and sweaters, coats, hats and gloves are necessities. Snow can pile up, and classes won’t get cancelled unless it’s really, really treacherous out. Make sure you bring boots or at least shoes that are good in the snow.
Spring (if Mother Nature is kind enough to give you one) lasts about two or three weeks during second semester, and that’s when all the short skirts and flip-flops come out. Heat waves are known to prevail during finals, so quality studying becomes an arduous endeavor. All in all, the weather at BC will give you a good variety of everything you could want from Mother Nature. You just might get it at unexpected times. Bring clothes and supplies for all seasons, and it probably wouldn’t hurt to carry a sweater and umbrella with you at all times, just in case.
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