It was not bravado. As it states in the syllabus, class goes on regardless of weather and I will be there and teaching. I am attempting to locate a classroom on campus where we will have a lecture and warm food. If it is not actually coming down in torrents, we will visit a bee hive, open it up and inspect it. If warranted we will add frames to it.
Dress to keep warm and dry.
"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get."