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Old 07-11-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: California
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You need need warm clothing. Last Winter was one of the coldest. You don't need them everyday though but when it gets cold, its cold!
Last Winter was mild! Not sure if we ever even had one night of freezing temps.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Last Winter was mild! Not sure if we ever even had one night of freezing temps.
This past winter was very mild. Downright spring-like. But didn't the wind chill in Houston dip down to like 19 one night in december? I think I remember hearing that.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You might want one heavy coat for the rare occasion that you'll need it. I have one heavy coat that I have worn maybe 3 times in the past 2-3 years. Other than that, I typically just wear a leather jacket. I'm cold natured though - I wear that leather jacket in the spring sometimes. Being that you are coming from Michigan what is extremely cold to me, may not feel that way to you. However what I do notice is that on windy, humid day - the cold has a sting to it that doesn't feel good. When I go places with lower humidity I find I have a greater tolerance for cold temperatures.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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This past winter was very mild. Downright spring-like. But didn't the wind chill in Houston dip down to like 19 one night in december? I think I remember hearing that.
We had the bit of snow early on in December with a cold stretch there, and at the time I was thinking we were in for a cooler than usual winter. Didn't really turn out that way.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice guys. You all are very helpful. I think I'll skip the coats, and just bring the jackets I have, because "downright cold" to people that are used to warmer temps, just isn't "downright cold" to someone who has lived in michigan all of her life. Besides, if it is like you say and is 70 one day, then 40 the next, then of course the 40 degree day would seem really cold in contrast.
For the days that do happen to get cold, I'm sure I'll be fine layering clothes and wearing a sweater. From what I've been reading from you alls responses, I would only maybe wear a coat a few times out of the year, and that's not enough for me to bring one. I was assuming that maybe I'd need one for at least a whole one or two months (perhaps in dec and jan), but since that's not the case, I'll leave that stuff here for my visits home.
Now, as far as the summers, my doctor told me that I was going to turn into a heathen, because after spending one summer in Houston, I wouldn't be afraid to go to hell. lol. (love that guy)
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I wonder when that second ice age is gonna start kickin in
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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Last Winter was mild! Not sure if we ever even had one night of freezing temps.
Almost every day was cold, around 35-40 degrees. It even snowed.
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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I wonder when that second ice age is gonna start kickin in
I hope soon. Just can't stand the Summers in Houston.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:13 AM
 
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I used to think it was really cold in the winter here. Then I went to grad school in Nebraska. Houston winters are nothing really. One light wool coat will suffice, usually you're ok with a lighter jacket or a sweater though. You will probably never need de-icer, gloves, snow boots, or a snow shovel here, either. I'd say the really cold days here average in the 40s, or upper 30s. It is very rarely below freezing during the day and has only snowed three times in the 25 years I have lived in the area. It is however, still humid, so it does feel a bit colder than the same temperature would in the midwest.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Center Twp, PA
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Thanks for the advice guys. You all are very helpful. I think I'll skip the coats, and just bring the jackets I have, because "downright cold" to people that are used to warmer temps, just isn't "downright cold" to someone who has lived in michigan all of her life. Besides, if it is like you say and is 70 one day, then 40 the next, then of course the 40 degree day would seem really cold in contrast.
For the days that do happen to get cold, I'm sure I'll be fine layering clothes and wearing a sweater. From what I've been reading from you alls responses, I would only maybe wear a coat a few times out of the year, and that's not enough for me to bring one. I was assuming that maybe I'd need one for at least a whole one or two months (perhaps in dec and jan), but since that's not the case, I'll leave that stuff here for my visits home.
Now, as far as the summers, my doctor told me that I was going to turn into a heathen, because after spending one summer in Houston, I wouldn't be afraid to go to hell. lol. (love that guy)
He is correct. The summers here are brutal...very hot and very, very humid. I have asthma and it is hard to breath sometimes outside.
I am indoors enjoying my A/C during the summer months, which IMO are May - October.
I hope you enjoy it here in Houston and good luck with your move!
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