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YouSpeak: Surviving a New England Winter

Tips for getting through the dark, cold months


Winter has not hit New England with its usual ferocity yet this year, aside from a freak snowfall October 29 that brought much of the Eastern seaboard to its knees. And if the 2012 Farmers’ Almanac is correct, “much heavier than normal precipitation” is forecast for the East Coast before winter ends, with several “potent” storms predicted for February.

For many new students, this is their first foray into cold, snowy weather. So this week, “YouSpeak” asks “What tips do you have for surviving a New England winter?”

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question we should ask, post it in the comments section below.

Alex Stout (COM’13) assisted with this video.

Devin Hahn, Producer/Editor, BU Today, Bostonia, Boston University
Devin Hahn

Devin Hahn can be reached at dhahn@bu.edu.

5 Comments on YouSpeak: Surviving a New England Winter

  • Tom on 11.14.2011 at 12:10 pm

    The worst things about winter at BU are the PUDDLES on Comm Ave! Every single year I have to wade through knee-high icy water just to cross the street because the snow melts but the drains stop working. Last winter I was so miserable that I booked a trip to spend my summer somewhere very hot and dry and far away from here.

    • Bob on 11.14.2011 at 3:46 pm

      I know you’re exaggerating, but if there were knee high puddles(more like a flowing 2 foot deep river) all over the street, the city would virtually be shut down, cars could be floating around. The snow drifts can be waist high easily, but the puddles are usually only ankle deep.

    • VRS on 01.17.2012 at 8:40 am

      I agree that the puddles are also a major problem on comm ave, but it’s nothing that a pair of boots can’t fix.

  • Livy on 01.17.2012 at 4:58 pm

    My secret to keeping my hands warm: get two hard-boiled eggs from the dining hall at breakfast and keep them in your pockets. They retain a lot of heat and you’ve got a snack for later

    • Eraj on 12.16.2012 at 3:14 am

      Hard-boiled eggs)) that is good one! Actually the winter is not that bad, it’s snowy and cold, but you can have a plenty of good stuff to do out there hands down!

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