Freezing weather arrives in Poughkeepsie

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The bitter cold has arrived a bit early in Poughkeepsie.

At around 5:19 p.m. on Nov. 25, the temperature was down to 31 degrees. One Marist student, seen drinking coffee on the main floor of the Hancock Center, thought she had a few more weeks of fall weather left.

“I can’t believe it’s this cold out already,” said Marist senior Ali Klaben. “I mean I know it’s almost December, but I don’t think anyone is ready for this kind of cold yet.”

Klaben, a native of Tully, N.Y. is no stranger to freezing temperatures, as her hometown, located in northern New York, often experiences harsh winter weather.

Nonetheless, it’s never easy adapting to the cold weather.

“It doesn’t really make it any easier,” she said. “I’ve lived there for a while now, but when the temperatures start to drop like this, there is nothing that will prepare you for it.”

“I’m sitting here procrastinating the walk back to my car, so no, I’m definitely not a fan of this.”

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