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Can you believe it’s November?

No, neither can I. Why is it so warm? I was walking across campus, basking in the sunlight, feeling so cozy that I caught myself on the thought of “wait, what month is it?” It is, in fact, November, and the sun is shining like half the semester hasn’t just passed us by. The whole of New England is in an abnormally warm period this week, with temperatures up to 20°F higher than the climatological average for this time of year. 

At the same time, there’s a split happening in this country. While the eastern U.S. is about to head back out to the beach, the West is getting ready to trudging through a period of abnormally cold temperatures, accompanied by large regions of snow and rain. In the Great Plains, at the front marking the boundary between these two regions, the severe weather is likely this weekend. There’s even a significant risk of tornadoes. So my advice to you, my friends in Cambridge, is this: enjoy it while it lasts. Who needs to study for midterms? Go soak in some rays before the seasonal depression sets in for good.

Extended forecast:
Today: Sunny, high around 66°F (19°C). Southwest winds around 6 mph.
Tonight:  Clear skies, low around 49°F (10°C). Southwest winds around 8 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High around 67°F (20°C), low around 54°F (12°C). Southwest winds around 9 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny. High around 72°F (22°C), low around 64°F (18°C). South winds around 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High around 73°F (23°C), low around 61°F (16°C). Southwest winds around 10 mph.