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1 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather during the winter stinks. DC is extremely cold in the winter and the winter season lasts 6 months. Because it snowed so much we were out of classes a lot and when we did have class It was a nightmare walking in the snow.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's decent, majority of the year it is cold.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's not Cali so of course the weather is whatever lol. If it rained, snow or was below 50, there was a 97% I wasn't going anywhere that day.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It gets extremely hot in DC during the summer, beginning of fall semester. During the winter, it snows pretty frequently which allows delays in class schedules.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: DC weather is bipolar. One day, it's warm and enjoyable. The next day, it's raining. The day after that, it's snowing. But it's not too out of the ordinary for someone who is used to northern or east coast weather.

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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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