Cats in the snow: Burlington winter weather breaks records

Caroline Slack, Feature Writer

UVM’s campus is blanketed in a layer of snow, and students have started trudging to class in parkas and snow boots.

Burlington temperatures dipped to a record-breaking 11 degrees Fahrenheit at 6 a.m. Nov. 13. The previous low for Nov. 13 was 15 degrees in 1986, according to a Nov. 13 Burlington Free Press article.

A month from now, this weather would be commonplace, but for November, it’s a shock for students.

Despite having spent three winters at UVM, senior Rachel Foster finds this weather to be out of the ordinary for this time of year.

“It’s kind of jarring because I feel like it was just fall a week and a half ago,” Foster said.

The Burlington area received 7.1 inches of snow as of 10 a.m. Nov. 12, according to the National Weather Service.

First-year Lauren Hempel, a Philadelphia native, finds Vermont’s winters hard to adjust to but still enjoyed the early snowfall, she said.

“It’s fun to embrace winter,” Hempel said. “Everyone here loves it. It’s like UVM’s culture.”

Luckily, Burlington adapts well to snowy weather.

A variety of snowmen all over campus show that other students have been enjoying the weather too.