State College is notorious for some weird weather. Don’t ever get too comfortable with a climate because chances are, it will change tomorrow. Sub-freezing temperatures in April? All that means is a warm and sunny day is on the horizon. It snows a lot in winter, but it rarely accumulates. It will snow and flurry just enough to make the roads wet and inconvenient, but never enough to get a snow day. Winter can be a very frustrating time in Happy Valley.
Spring and autumn are particularly beautiful in Central Pennsylvania. The entire region is surrounded by forests and mountains, and there is a lot of open country if you appreciate natural landscapes. During the summer, if you’re still around, it can get very hot—upwards of 90 degrees, with high humidity. This huge variation in climate means that you’ll want to be prepared for every type of weather. While climate might not be a make-or-break factor in choosing a college, it’s definitely a something to consider—especially when you’re packing or buying clothes to accommodate sub-zero to sub-tropical temperatures.