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Midwestern weather is crazy

Charlie Hahn
Larkin Blakeney is smiling at the nice weather.

   Everybody knows that weather in the Midwest is annoying, but it has been especially irritating this season.

   One day it will be 70° and sunny, and the next it will be snowing. This affects lots of things in people’s everyday life. For example, picking out your clothes in the morning. You might wear long sleeves one day, and have to break in your shorts the next. This winter has brought on many high and lows, literally and figuratively.

   “The weather is usually bad here, but this year it’s been changing too much,” said Eva Green, sophomore. “I never know what I’m walking into when I go outside.”

    The weather in the Midwest has been bothersome to most of the people that live here for as long as anyone can remember. Harsh winters, sweltering summers, and everything in between. It may be 80° in late October, and snowing in April.

   But how does this weather affect the people living with it?

   The weather is a topic that is used almost exclusively for small talk, but it is something that affects our everyday life. It determines our closets, and can determine our mood, which in turn affects our whole day.

   “I always have worse days when it’s gloomy or rainy outside,” said Vanessa Paradis, junior. “Sometimes my bad mood will last all week if the weather’s bad enough.”

   Many people often overlook the impact weather has on their daily life. The highs and lows in the temperature can have great effects on the highs and lows of their day. The unpredictability of it is something that can mess with people, too. According to an article called Yes, Weather Can Affect Mood and Energy — and So Can Climate Change from, roughly 1 in 4 people with bipolar disorder report a seasonal pattern in their mood symptoms. It says that temperature seems to serve as the key link between seasonality and bipolar symptoms.

   Mr. Brian Miller, a retired weatherman who worked for a radio station in Wisconsin, has extensive experience with the area’s often-confusing weather.

   “While the weather isn’t always as predictable as we’d like it to be, the Midwest is a place where we know how to deal with what we’re dealt,” said Mr. Miller.

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