Rhode Island December 29, 2019
7 Things No One Tells You About Surviving A Rhode Island Winter
While warm, sunny weather seems like a distant dream at this point, we’ve only been officially “enjoying” winter for about a week. We’ve got a long way to go before those first signs of spring, and for Rhode Islanders who aren’t into snow sports or cold, frosty air, it may seem like an eternity before we get through it. Here’s how to make sure you’re properly prepared.
1. If you have a favorite ice cream or other warm weather treat, enjoy it as much as possible in the summer.
Many of Rhode Island's top ice cream shops and the beloved Del's Lemonade stands close in the fall.
2. Pay attention to neighboring states' weather reports.
Rhode Island is a small state, and it has been said that we basically get a little bit of whatever Massachusetts and Connecticut are having. This tends to be true.
3. Winter often arrives in stages.
You might feel freezing temperatures and even see the first snowfall and think winter is here to stay, only to be met with sunshine the following week. Winter in Rhode Island has its own agenda -- it comes and goes when it feels like it.
4. But once the winter weather does arrive, it might stick around for awhile.
We enjoy warm summers in the Ocean State, but it isn't unheard of to see snow flurries in April.
5. You shouldn't miss out on the beaches just because it's winter.
Yes, it's cold, and you won't want to take off any layers or have a picnic. But our beaches are just as beautiful in the wintertime, and they're nice and quiet.
6. Prepare for it to get dark early.... really early.
Our northern position means that the long, dark nights of winter kick off pretty early. You might drive to work in the dark and home in the dark.
7. Despite all this, Rhode Island winters are absolutely beautiful and not a thing to dread.
You'll make all kinds of new winter traditions here, like Christmas at the Newport Mansions, for example.
Do you enjoy Rhode Island winters? We happen to think life here is
amazing in any season.