High on the list of complaints about Boston is its weather. Most New Englanders are used to the unpredictable changes in temperature and humidity that can occur here, but students who were lucky enough to grow up in the presence of palm trees might get a rude awakening. Boston winters seem to last from mid-October to early April, which is basically the entire school year. In one recent April, snow fell during the last week of class. In the seemingly eternal winter, temperatures can be as low as five degrees below zero. What’s worse than the snow and bitter cold is the incessant wind, which can gust so fast that people are literally pushed down the street.
The good thing about Boston’s weather is the sincere appreciation you’ll acquire for sunny days, warm days, tropical vacations, and your home away from Boston—unless of course you’re from New England. Though there are plenty of days to wish you had a personal chauffeur to keep you out of the cold, Boston does have its time in the sunshine. Late spring and summer times are beautiful and don’t reach nearly the same scorching temperatures as other East Coast cities. Summertime brings humidity, thus frizzy hair, but many Bostonians relish these days as a refreshing solace from the icy, wet days of winter, even if things do get a bit sticky.