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Old 10-07-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I need multiple layers of clothing. I start to feel chilly when it drops below 70. Like tallydude02 said, the first winter is the worst.
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:59 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I froze my butt off my first winter in Iowa (I'm from NC). But after living in the Midwest for several years and getting used to four seasons, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the heat in Texas. I really miss the Midwest weather.
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:41 AM
 
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Adjusting to icy cold isn't difficult; however, icy wind is what kills you: always learn how windy it may be so that you can layer accordingly. Thermal underwear is a godsend.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:30 AM
 
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There are a lot of people that love being outdoors in winter. I don't love the cold, but it definitely makes you feel "alive." You can choose to spend a couple of months a year, just going from Point A to Point B, or you can layer up, and enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, or an invigorating walk. I like seasons, so I will always have a cold season in my life. Remember, it's just a season, it's not six months of the year. The monotony of similar year-around weather, is worse to me, than a couple months of winter.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I moved from the South to Northeast. I didn't find it difficult to adjust, really. It is worth it to pay a little more for higher quality clothing/gear to keep warm on the coldest days. But most of the winter isn't that bad. I have a harder time dealing with heat and humidity anymore.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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There are a lot of people that love being outdoors in winter. I don't love the cold, but it definitely makes you feel "alive." You can choose to spend a couple of months a year, just going from Point A to Point B, or you can layer up, and enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, or an invigorating walk. I like seasons, so I will always have a cold season in my life. Remember, it's just a season, it's not six months of the year. The monotony of similar year-around weather, is worse to me, than a couple months of winter.
This is how I feel about it. I don't love winter, but as long as I get some sunshine and blue skies I can tolerate the cold. Once I discovered how to layer, it made all the difference. I enjoy being outside and active when it's cold. It's the wind that will get you.
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:54 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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For being outside in frigid, windy weather for long periods an old trick is to put a layer of vaseline on your face. Not too thin, it needs to be enough to keep the wind from chapping your lips, cheeks and nose.
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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I'm looking at jobs in the northwest from MN to NE.
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The monotony of similar year-around weather, is worse to me, than a couple months of winter.
Not being sure of whereabouts exactly the fellow's abbreviations refer to, but for the most part surely icy winter lasts far longer than 2 months, no?
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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MN is getting into the mid 30's at night right now, I guarantee that heating is on in homes up there.

I only use A/C 4-5 months in Texas (I guess that makes me super tough by your definition lol). When I lived up north I used it 6-7 months. Usually started around October and ended April. There was a snowstorm in Pittsburgh one April by the way.

Unless you've lived up north and have experience -5 or below you don't know what you're talking about. As I've lived both north and south I'm fully qualified to talk about this.
Minneapolis is only getting to the 30s Wednesday night, otherwise its pretty mild with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s this week. Northern Minnesota is a different story but most Minnesotans live near the Twin Cities where its considerably warmer.

I have not moved up north but I have a cousin who did, and he used to get cold easily, he never saw snow, then he moved to the Midwest from Florida and experienced 11 below zero and snow for months and he ended up not only adapting to the cold, he loves the cold far more than the heat. If someone who never experienced freezing temps before could adapt to it and LOVE it, I'm sure I, who already has experienced cold weather and snow, will do just fine.

Using heat in October depends how cold it is. If the lows do get to the 30s I'll turn on the heat, but if its lows in the 40s there's still no need for heating. If I was in Minneapolis right now I wouldn't have the heat on, their high is 70 today. Even then, in October when it IS cold, its not as cold as winter so the heat does not have to be as high as when it DOES get real cold. We have our AC running on 60 when its hot, maybe raise it to 68 when its not as hot but still pretty warm.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Not me. I'm headed up to the UP of Michigan area when I retire, probably by Marquette. High quality of life and few crowds, Lake Superior, and variety of amenities and milder compared to far northern Wisconsin at somewhat higher elevation. Yes, I have mostly Scandinavian ancestry and cold never phases me at all. I hate 75F+ temperatures with the brutal sun angle further south in the US, though.
I'm not retiring in Florida either. Growing up in Florida, I realised it ain't all that its cracked up to be lol. I'm not going anywhere when and if I retire, I'm staying put. I wanna be around my grandkids not around a bunch of old farts in a grody condo
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