Last weekend’s cold has conveniently vamoosed (or skedaddled or whatever cold air does) just in time for our students’ return from break.
Diana Flores ‘20 of Bronx, N.Y., who turned 20 years old Thursday, was talking with friends outside Hedge Hall. She pronounced her birthday weather, 43 degrees, as “really great!” Her friends, Luis David Molina Rueda ’20 of Cabra, Spain, and Lillian Chang ’20 of Wilton, Conn., agreed.
How can 43 be mild? Because “we expect the cold weather. It’s Maine,” Flores says. “You just have to prepare for it mentally — along with a big scarf and a coat!”
The departed chill did leave its mark — that being Middlebury’s runaway, 10-degree victory in the first NESCAC Chill Poll of the season, our occasional rundown of the chilliest overnight temperatures in the 11-college conference.
Here are the low temperatures in each NESCAC town on our most recent cold morning, Sunday, Jan. 7:
Temperatures are taken from Weather Underground reporting stations at or close to each campus. On-campus reporting stations are noted.