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3 College Sophomore

Weather: I am native to Texas, so moving to the Midwest was a major change. Not to mention, this past winter was one of the worst in the past decade!!!! If you adjust to the weather, though, you can definitely get used to it. Just be prepared for anything, any day of the year!

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3 College Junior

Weather: Summer is very hot and winter is miserable. Purdue faces all of the weather extremes.

2 College Student

Weather: The winters are absolutely brutal, make sure you dress properly. Indiana's bipolar as well.

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1 College Freshman

Weather: Weather is horrible, considering I'm used to the Texas heat.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: During the summer and spring, campus is beautiful! However, during the winter, it's freezing and many buildings create wind tunnels that make it feel colder

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Purdue is no exception to the rule of unpredictable Midwestern weather. Seasons change here on weekly basis. It can be hot and humid on Monday and snowing by Sunday. Typically, it’s quite warm for the first few weeks of school and then mellows into autumn, with crisp air and brightly colored leaves. Winter is snowy and bitterly cold, with blustery gales and treacherous ice and temperatures dropping as low as negative 40. Spring comes begrudgingly with thunderstorms and temperatures that vacillate from torrid to freezing overnight, but eventually settles into a temperate period before the sweltering summer begins again.

Purdue students don’t let the temperamental weather rule their lives, though. At any time during the school year (except when the weather hits negative 40), you can see students outside enjoying seasonal activities like football games, snowball fights, sunbathing, and tennis. The key to overcoming the weather at Purdue is to be prepared. Check the temperatures on your computers or laptops every morning and always dress accordingly. If at the end of spring semester you’re wearing your winter coat, or if you’re sporting shorts in December, don’t be too surprised.

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Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 62 °F
Spring - Low: 41 °F
Summer - High: 84 °F
Summer - Low: 63 °F
Fall - High: 65 °F
Fall - Low: 44 °F
Winter - High: 37 °F
Winter - Low: 21 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.42 in./month
Summer: 3.99 in./month
Fall: 2.70 in./month
Winter: 2.00 in./month
Did You Know?
The Purdue administration almost never cancels classes, no matter how bad the weather is. It actually depends on the professors. If your professor is kind, he will cancel class. If not, you will have to walk through piles of snow. In the last two years, the administration cancelled all classes only once: when we had 5 feet of snow in the middle of February.

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