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Old 12-06-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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And getting colder -- lows in the teens as far south as the coast this week. And it's not even winter yet!

BUT WAIT! According to C-D posters in other parts of the country, it doesn't get cold in Georgia! Or the South for that matter. It's always hot and humid here, right?

Hmmm ... maybe it's just our imagination?
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I wish....freezing today at the airport and the wind? Brrrr

Time to get home to some heat...
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Yup, it's cold, but everything is relative. I lived 15 years in New England, where people wouldn't blink at this kind of weather in Dec.

The thing I find about GA when it gets cold is that a lot of people don't dress for it. You can't go out with a thin jacket or sweatshirt when it's in the 20s or 30s. You have to dress for the weather, and given that it gets this cold every year, there is no excuse for not having a winter coat or jacket.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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Yup, it's cold, but everything is relative. I lived 15 years in New England, where people wouldn't blink at this kind of weather in Dec.

The thing I find about GA when it gets cold is that a lot of people don't dress for it. You can't go out with a thin jacket or sweatshirt when it's in the 20s or 30s. You have to dress for the weather, and given that it gets this cold every year, there is no excuse for not having a winter coat or jacket.
Of course we do have the folks who break out the puffy winter coat with the fur-lined hood as soon as the temperatures drop below 65.
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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And getting colder -- lows in the teens as far south as the coast this week. And it's not even winter yet!

BUT WAIT! According to C-D posters in other parts of the country, it doesn't get cold in Georgia! Or the South for that matter. It's always hot and humid here, right?

Hmmm ... maybe it's just our imagination?
I must have a very vivid imagination, because I'm inside with a hoodie pulled over my head, my hands are pulled inside the sleeves when not typing, two pairs of socks, and still shivering. (Oh - and jeans. I *am* wearing an entire outfit. )

Edit: And I am originally from up north! I know what "cold" is!!
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Forecast for ATL next week.

Looks insanely cold.

Monday

Dec 13Sunny (Clear)
Hi:24°Lo:10°
Sunny. High 24F and low 10F. Winds NW at 25 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA
0%Tuesday

Dec 14Sunny (Clear)
Hi:29°Lo:11°
Sunny. High 29F and low 11F. Winds NW at 7 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA
0%Wednesday

Dec 15Mostly Sunny
Hi:37°Lo:21°
Mostly Sunny. High 37F and low 21F. Light winds. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA
0
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Old 12-06-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: ATL with a side of Chicago
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TEN freaking degrees?! It's only December! This sounds more like February weather! Crazy.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Man, its going be some cold days ahead at work...damn arctic air!
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Well, it usually doesn't get THIS cold until late January. So I find these temps to be weird. And the wind! Holy tornado, Bat-man!

But, yes, dressing for the weather is essential. Because I grew up in south Louisiana, from birth to age 27, I never learned that lesson. Winter there was 45F, just break out a sweater and a wind breaker.

But ever since I started bike commuting 3 years ago and became a runner 2 years ago I learned that lesson FAST. Layers and layers and layers. And wear mittens to keep your hands warm, not gloves, especially if you're biking.

For tomorrow's 6am bike commute I will have on:

thermal underwear
fleece lined tights
two pairs of socks
wind breakers for my shoes (essential on a bike commute in the winter)
a snug wicking fabric long sleeved shirt (think Under Armour)
a loose long sleeve wicking fabric shirt
a thin nike-style jacket
the outer shell of my ski jacket (not the fleece lined inner jacket - that's too much)
my goose-down fleece lined mittens
a fleece lined knit hat that has long sides to cover my ears


My face will get cold but once I get going, about a mile into the ride, I'll get warmed up. For me it's keeping my hands and feet from turning into ice blocks. I've discovered the only solution for the hands are the mittens and for the feet the wind-break shoe covers.
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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Don't forget to layer! What works really well is under armor. You can also just wear two pairs of pants (as stupid as it sounds, it works really well) with your winter coat. The brief time I stayed in Chicago, I learned how to get by.
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