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Back to Boston, bundled

February in Boston is proving to be just as cold and blustery this year as it always promises to be. The city saw some light and fluffy snow over the past week, and temperatures will stay below freezing (often, well below freezing) for the next several days. Plan to stay inside on Friday if you can, as wind chill temperatures may reach close to 0°F due to the classic strong Boston winds. For those of you arriving back to campus on Friday or Saturday, there is a chance to see some snow on Saturday night!

For some of you, February in Boston may be the first time you experience bitter cold and snow! Usually first year students have a chance to prepare for the winter through the steadily cooling fall semester, but not this year. Although snow can be incredibly exciting, staying warm is an art in itself. Good strategies include wearing multiple layers (top and bottom!), preferably non-cotton, with a waterproof layer on top. Hats, mittens, and scarves are always helpful, especially if you plan on throwing snowballs at a friend (with consent, of course). Thick wool socks and waterproof boots can help keep your feet warm as you trudge through the snow. However, if you decide instead to stay in your dorm room, huddled next to the radiator with a mug of hot chocolate, nobody will blame you.

Extended Forecast:
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High around 30°F (-1°C). Northwest wind around 5–10 mph. 
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy. Low around 12°F (-11°C). Northwest wind around 8–12 mph. 
Friday: Partly sunny. High around 25°F (-4°C) and low around 12°F (-11°C). Northwest wind around 8–12 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. 
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with chance snow overnight. High around 26°F (-3°C) and low around 21°F (-6°C). North wind around 5–10 mph. 
Sunday: Chance snow, then cloudy. High around 30°F (-1°C) and low around 17°F (-8°C).