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10 Facts All Kentuckians Can Relate To When It Comes To Bipolar Weather

Some of y'all have never experienced all the seasons in one single day and it shows.


As someone who has grown up in Kentucky all of my life, I know all too well how messed up our weather can get. No matter how long you live here, the weather changes will ALWAYS confuse you. While the high-temperature count is probably because of global warming, part of you will always blame it on Kentucky. From summer temperatures in January to snow on Derby to all the seasons in a single day, you can never count on the weatherman to be right here in the bluegrass state. If you've lived here for quite some time, you'll know that all of these facts are true when it comes to our Kentucky weather.

1. You'll be freezing cold in the morning, but will be sweating bullets by 3 p.m.

Experiencing all the seasons in a single day? Yeah, we weren't kidding.

2. You can never plan for the weather days in advance

The forecast is bound to change at least 20 times before then.

3. Snow in May is honestly always a possibility

snow in spring

Believe it or not, snow has made its appearance on Derby before.

4. The humidity is ALWAYS too much

If there just wasn't any humidity, sitting out by the pool would be sooooo much more enjoyable! Prayers for everyone's hair on high humidity days.

5. Snowing one day and 70 degrees the next? Sounds about right!


Sometimes Mother Nature just wants to make sure we're paying attention.

6. Your sinuses will forever and always be messed up


Allergies exist in the winter, only in Kentucky.

7. Your skin can't figure out if it should be super dry or not

With so many temperature changes, I think my skin has HAD IT with all of the lotion you keep applying.

8. When it rains, it pours...all day long


Torrential downpours all day long? You bet!

9. And sometimes, it just totally disregards the weatherman entirely


Wearing rain boots all for there to be no rain? Sounds like a Kentucky thing to do!

10. Consistent weather patterns in other states always throw you for a loop all don't have drastic weather changes overnight? This is new.

If you're not one to like consistency, the bluegrass state will have your back. Consistent and predictable weather patterns are a foreign concept to most Kentuckians. Despite the odd weather, there are so many more things to love about our beautiful state. Odd weather will still bring around the same beautiful Kentucky sunsets and sunrises that make my home state the prettiest one out there. Even though it can be a pain to wear 15 layers one day and shorts the next, most Kentuckians would agree that we wouldn't change a thing about our beautiful home.

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8 Apps To Save The Environment

Being eco-friendly has never been easier.

In a time where climate change becomes a more pressing issue, we fail to realize that are individual contributions have a huge effect on the bigger picture. These are some apps that you can use to challenge yourself and have fun while saving the planet!

1. Zero Carbon

Zero Carbon track your the amount and length of your daily commutes to notify you of your daily carbon footprint. This app helps people realize their individual impacts on the environment.

2. EcoCharge

This app alerts you when your phone is fully charged so you can take it off the charger. It prevents you from wasting energy on a fully charged phone.

3. GoodGuide

This app allows you to scan products around your home, and it tells you which ones are the most eco-friendly rated. It helps you realize that some items should be swapped out.

4. GreenMeter

Even if you can't reduce your amount of commutes, GreenMeter will help you drive more efficiently. You may not be accelerating properly, and you may not be braking soon enough. This app helps reduce the amount of fuel you emit while driving.

5. Farmstand

This app helps you locate local markets so you can invest in fresh, eco-friendly foods rather than the processed foods from the grocery store.

6. Light Bulb Finder

The name of this app tells you exactly what it does: find light bulbs! Having the incorrect bulbs or ones that take up unnecessary amounts of energy can easily be replaced through suggestions from this app.

7. A Real Tree

This app doesn't actually have a function, but the 99 cents price of it helps raise money to plant trees. It seems odd, but think about all the people with App store credit that they can spend towards this cause.

8. Eco-Dice

This app turns being environmentally-friendly into a fun challenge. Roll the dice on your screen to receive daily tasks including bring your own shopping bag to the store or turn off all the lights in the house before you leave.

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Rainy Days Are Absolutely AWFUL, Don't @ Me

A gloomy day is also a doomed day.


I am going to lose quite a few friendships after this article is published, but this needs to be said: rainy days suck! I'd rather it be snowing than raining any day.

During rainy days, I literally have no motivation to do anything. It's so dark and gloomy out, and everyone just feels — gray. How do you expect me to get work done if the weather is so bad? Getting up for class daily is already hard enough but on rainy days it's especially difficult and nearly impossible. Every rainy day should be dubbed as days that classes are canceled.

Also, can we talk about how it ruins HAIR? Like, I could have my hair straightened and the moment any part of my head comes in contact with a water droplet, it's over. All of the effort and work that I put into my thick hair is gone, all because of the weather. The frizz is real and I look like I got electrocuted by the time I reach my destination. Humidity plays a huge factor too. The rain could pause but if I walk outside all done up, you best believe my hair will poof up due to the humidity lingering in the air.

When I'm wearing my glasses and it starts pouring, it's so uncomfortable. I hate it when raindrops fill up my glasses and then I am in no control of the fact that I can't see for a second. With the drivers on our campus, that's NOT safe. Ugh, I hate it.

Okay, I am a sucker for keeping my shoes clean, I freaking love my sneakers. If there is unexpected rain and I don't have my rain boots on, I literally will refuse to leave the building until the rain stops or I will Uber everywhere. And even when I am wearing rain boots, they are so uncomfy and walking in them around campus sucks. They don't look cute with any outfit either (at least mine don't). Walking in the rain on campus in general sucks, whether you have an umbrella or raincoat. There are too many people and someone's bound to get poked in the eye by an umbrella.

Rainy days take a TOLL on my mood, too.

Like, I feel just as sad as the weather looks for no apparent reason and start having really dark thoughts about life and my future, or I go to sleep and end up sleeping the entire day. I don't even want to leave my bed. I have things to do and places to be every single day and rainy days will ruin my week whenever they come along.

Rainy days are the literal worst and if you agree, please let me know so we can bond over this.

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