Spring in New England is a hoax

Maddie Gill, Managing Editor

In my twenty years of living in New England, I have come to understand how unpredictable the weather can be. I don’t quite understand it from a meteorologists’s standpoint, but nonetheless, I know how easily a stint of nice weather can change at the drop of a hat. Take last weekend for example – on Thursday, it was nearly 80 degrees and I was wearing a tank top! After only two days it was back to freezing rain and hail. In a ridiculous turn of events I was back to wearing layers upon layers of hoodies and coats.

I have to admit that there are many great things about living here. The history, the culture, and the sports all make New England special, but this area is supposed to be known for experiencing all the seasons – or so I thought. Whether or not you believe in climate change, it has had an affect on the transitional periods between seasons. There is barely “spring” anymore. We go from freezing winter to scorching hot summer with little buildup. Because of this, I do reminisce about the constant nice weather on my recent trips to Florida and California. Although it is quite annoying, I don’t plan on leaving the area any time soon, so I suppose it’s all part of the experience.