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Weather Report Forecasts A Bitterly Cold THON Weekend

In case you didn’t already pick up on the weather trends for February in State College, it is going to  be very cold this THON weekend. Last year was a nice exception with unusually warm temperatures, but this year will, unfortunately, not be as nice.

Plans for entering the Bryce Jordan Center have already been altered due to the weather, and the rest of the weekend isn’t much different. While the BJC is lit up inside with neon tank tops, the outside will be far less pleasant, with the temperature going up only to the mid 30s, and coming down to as low just two degrees. Here’s the full weekend report, brought to you by AccuWeather:

Friday:

High: 9°

Low: 2°

Details: What will easily be the coldest day of THON is predicted by Accuweather to have a RealFeel of just one or two degrees all day. The chance of precipitation is only 25 percent. This temperature will come very close to the record low of -2 set back in 1968, though it will likely just miss it. Sunset will be at 5:52 p.m.

Saturday:

High: 28°

Low: 27°

Details: The report calls for a 67 percent chance of precipitation, with snowfall totaling two to four inches by the end of the day. AccuWeather’s RealFeel puts the temperature between 20 and 23 all day, so while it will be considerably warmer than Friday and the rest of this week, it will still be very, very cold.

Sunday

High: 38°

Low: 0°

Details: The morning will be one of the warmer ones State College has seen in a while, but a 56 percent chance of precipitation that would consist mostly of ice still gives it the potential for a miserable early trek to the Bryce Jordan Center. Luckily for everyone involved in THON, the frigid temperatures aren’t expected to come until later in the night, but by the time THON ends, it should be around 30 degrees, with a RealFeel of about 20.

With the new digital line system, THON has taken steps to avoid the long and painfully cold lines of the past that have formed outside of the Bryce Jordan Center. Even so, be sure to bundle up when you head out this weekend.

Photo: Dave Cole/Onward State

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is a senior Supply Chain Management major with an Economics minor (Read: Business Douche) from South Jersey. He has an intense fear of graduating so please don't bring it up. He writes about stupid things nobody cares about, and student life if the site is low on content that is clearly supposed be funny but is really very unfunny. He is lovingly (?) known around the staff as Baby Mike which may or may not be because he has a child (hint: it’s not). He’s also a second generation Penn Stater who has been wearing Penn State sweatshirts since before he was two, a habit he hasn’t grown out of. If you really hate yourself, you can follow him on twitter at @mike_reisman or email him at [email protected]

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