Classic Movie Wisdom for Evansville's Bipolar Weather
Brr! It's cold outside! Even though the high yesterday was a tropical 54 degrees, we are returning to the north pole today and tomorrow! When dealing with unpredictable weather, I always like to use some life lessons from my favorite movies.
1. Be prepared!
Most people plan their wardrobes seasonally, i.e. waiting to bring big winter coats until Fall Break. However, this can leave you unbearably cold, burning hot, or without an icescraper in a snowstorm! Evansville weather runs from 95 thousand degrees to subarctic chills. (Unfortunately no polar bears or aurora borealis).
2. It's Winds-day, Winnie the Pooh!
If you don't like the weather, wait a few days. Or an hour. With the amount of changes possible even in the span of a few hours, Evansville gets its fair share of wind. Just last week I heard it howling around SOBA in my 8am class. Hopefully, you bring some type of windbreaker to campus and know the way to walk to class with the most time spent in warm buildings.
3. Do you want to build a snowman?
Because there will be snow. Bring an icescraper. And maybe a broom. Elsa reigns queen anytime December-March. Fair warning, classes only get cancelled once in an eon, so bring snow boots to walk to class.
It's always a lot of fun to play in the snow and for some students, coming to Evansville gives them their first chance to see it! It's cold, but its definitely prettier than rain! And if you don't like the snow, you can still do wintery things like watching March of the Penguins with hot chocolate in your hand.
4. Raindrops keep fallin' on my head
If you like singing in the rain, you're in luck. Evansville gets its fair share during the school year! It's a great time to show of your fashionable Wal-Mart rain boots and jump in the biggest puddles, which are more than plentiful on our flat campus. An umbrella is an absolute necessity so you're not that person who comes in dripping wet becasue you forgot yours (I speak from experience). And you never know, you might just see a rainbow one day. Which leads me into....
5. We're not in Kansas anymore!
But we are in tornado land. Now technically there's a tornado "season" i.e. Spring/Fall, but last year we had a tornado warning in January. Basically whenever there's a big temperature change, which could happen any time of year, we can get tornados. UE has tornado safety zones all around campus, especially in the residence halls. I remember a time freshman year when we had to wake up at 5am to sit in the basement of my hall!
So, in conclusion, Evansville is not California, but I'm not sure that I want it to be. I might get bored with the predictable weather!