NESCAC Chill Poll for Dec. 16, 2016

The colored lines indicate the trajectories of the air, now over the NESCAC, from near the North Pole. (Model data from NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)

The colored lines indicate the trajectories of the air now over the NESCAC from near the North Pole. (Model data from NOAA Air Resources Laboratory)

Here at Bates, the last day of finals has coincided with a brief cold spell.

That’s ample reason to take a NESCAC Chill Poll, our occasional ranking of the coldest nights in the ‘CAC, which this time around crowns our friends to the north, Colby, as the winner for Dec. 16, 2016.

It’s not just Santa that comes from the Arctic north. This Google Earth image shows where today’s air was three days ago: near the North Pole.


1. Colby: minus 8 degrees

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2. Bates: minus 5.7 degrees

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3. Hamilton: minus 4.7 degrees

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4. Bowdoin: minus 4.6 degrees

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5. Middlebury: minus 2.7 degrees (at the college)

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6. Williams: minus 0.4 degrees (at the college)

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7. Trinity: 1.2 degrees

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8. Amherst: 1.5 degrees (at the college)

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9. Tufts: 4.5 degrees (at the university)

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10. Wesleyan: 9.5 degrees

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11. Connecticut College: 11.8 degrees

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All temperatures are taken from Weather Underground reporting stations either at or closest to each campus. On-campus stations are noted.

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