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5 College Junior

Weather: Howard University is known as the Mecca, where students of various backgrounds and cultures come together on level playing field and take the opportunity of becoming the best the world has seen. While every happy family has it's up's and down's the good always outweighs the not so good and it is truly amazing to see the success the University produces.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Its not the greatest. Two weeks into Spring and there has been snow and its still cold. There was Spring break followed by a snow day. The weather is unpredictable, hot one minute, cold and windy the next. For anyone like me spoiled by southern weather...take a second look and add this to a con if weather is a strong influence on your decision.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There isn't much to complain about because most days it is fairly nice outside

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather has not had any negative affects on my campus. The Facilities/Maintenance staff keep the campus clean and neat. During the snow days the campus is cleaned good enough for the student to walk to the classes safely.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I grew up in this weather so when it is cold it is freezing and when it is hot it is burning.

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  • 145th
    Hottest Summers
  • 305th
    Coldest Winters

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Kali Stewart
Orange County, California
Radio, Television & Film
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The District often has rather erratic weather patterns, with one year being warm or downright sweltering all the way from May to December, and the next bitterly cold as early as mid-August. Usually, though, the four seasons are pretty constant, and the weather is comfortably in the middle of these two extremes. It doesn't rain or snow often or very severely, so classes are rarely affected by the weather. The University takes its cue from the federal government, so no matter what the weather is like, if the federal government is open, school will remain open.

During the hot and humid summer days, everyone is grateful for the frigid air conditioning in the classrooms and dorms, and because most Howard girls are never afraid to show lots of skin, it's not uncommon to see them carrying around jackets on the Yard in 90-degree weather, only to put them on as they step inside a building. Something useful to know about the way air is controlled in the buildings is the fact that the mechanical staff turn the heat and air conditioning on and off based on a set calendar schedule and not what the weather is like. So, for instance, if there should be a hot day in December, as has happened in the past, chances are, the heat will still be on in the buildings.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 66 °F
Spring - Low: 47 °F
Summer - High: 87 °F
Summer - Low: 69 °F
Fall - High: 69 °F
Fall - Low: 52 °F
Winter - High: 46 °F
Winter - Low: 31 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.51 in./month
Summer: 3.48 in./month
Fall: 3.43 in./month
Winter: 2.86 in./month
Did You Know?
The weather is pretty mild, but in the summer, it gets extremely hot and humid!


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