Glenside, PA
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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winter can be pretty cold and grey, but as soon as it hits April the sky is blue and the weather is a perfect 70-75 degrees with sunshine!

3 College Junior

Weather: Sometimes the weather is nice one day, then snowing the next

3 College Sophomore

Weather: the snow has been bad, but it is winter.

3 College Junior

Weather: We've had a bunch of snow days this year and it hasn't been too bad. Just a bunch of catch-up to do. It sucks when it rains because well, rain.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather around campus can vary depending on the season. You have your days when it can be really nice, when it can be windy, rainy or really snowy. Just recently, Arcadia had to be closed because the high amounts of snow caused the power to go out. But, with bad, there is always good. Some days are really nice and you can go lay out on a blanket in the Green and just soak up some sun.


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  • 185th
    Hottest Summers
  • 249th
    Coldest Winters

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Stacey Wisniewski
Schwenksville, Pa.
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If you have never lived in Pennsylvania or in the surrounding states before, you are in for a treat—or not, depending on how much you enjoy very unpredictable weather. In the course of just one day in Pennsylvania, you can alternate between pouring rain, drizzle, sunshine, clouds, and even simultaneous rain and sun (with a rainbow!).

Pennsylvania also has very unpredictable winters. The winter of 2010 was very snowy, with a few major snowstorms that caused many canceled classes at Arcadia. However, some winters are very mild, with only a few flurries. There is really no way to describe Pennsylvania weather. It is best to say that those who have never experienced it will get a taste of almost every type of weather there is—except most extreme types of weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes (though we do get the aftermath of those storms in the form of pouring rain or high-wind gusts).

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 63 °F
Spring - Low: 42 °F
Summer - High: 85 °F
Summer - Low: 64 °F
Fall - High: 66 °F
Fall - Low: 46 °F
Winter - High: 42 °F
Winter - Low: 26 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 4.30 in./month
Summer: 4.22 in./month
Fall: 3.91 in./month
Winter: 3.53 in./month
What to Pack
  • Bathing suit
  • Gloves/mittens
  • Rain boots
  • Snow boots
  • Snow shovel (if you have a car and need to dig it out)
  • Umbrella
  • Winter parka


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