Annapolis weather can be beautiful, but it can also surprise you. The summers are extremely hot and humid, but if you're only around for the school year, you'll be fine. For those who stick the summer out, air-conditioning and plenty of shorts and T-shirts will get you through. Everyone really appreciates the cool, beautiful autumns in Annapolis. Winters here come late and are either mild or horrific depending on where you're from. There are always a few students from warm-year-round states who “ooh” and “ahh” at their first snowflakes, then complain bitterly about the wind and ice for the rest of the year. Those who come from colder climates will recognize that Annapolis winters are extremely mild. There are usually two or three decent snowfalls per winter, with a few inches of accumulation. Snow rarely sticks around for long, however, and the majority of the winter is nippy, windy, and rainy. Occasionally there will be unseasonably warm days in the winter or cool days in the spring, but once April hits, the wind sticks around, but the sunshine also comes out.
Students should bring clothing for all types of weather. Rain boots, coats, and umbrellas are strongly recommended, and a warm winter coat will be appreciated. You'll also get plenty of use out of your sandals, shorts, and breezy dresses, so pack a variety!