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Old 01-15-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Default Are New York winters not really that cold?

I'm thinking about moving to Williamsburg in two weeks. I've been told that I have nothing to worry about -- that it's nothing like Minneapolis or Chicago. Still I'm worried. What do you think?
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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I'm thinking about moving to Williamsburg in two weeks. I've been told that I have nothing to worry about -- that it's nothing like Minneapolis or Chicago. Still I'm worried. What do you think?
I hate winter. But that's just me. Some love cold weather here, others tolerate it. You've got to experience it yourself to know whether it's too cold or just about right.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Much warmer than those two cities. For example, Chicago's high today was -1 and Minnesota I think was 7. Here we are at 23. The lowest it's going to get is tomorow at 14. But thats the same cold front that gave the midwest sub-zero temperatures.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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How much of a weather difference do you get between Park Slope and Williamsburg?
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Now in Houston!
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That's true.

Although we definitely experience winter weather (it's in the 20's and snowing today), it is nowhere near the bone-chilling cold of a Chicago or Minneapolis winter.

Typical winter days have daytime highs usually in the high 30's to low 40's, but there are cold snaps, like we are experiencing today, that can keep the temps in the teens to the 20's. (Chicago is below zero all day today).

Snow does fall, but it's rarely more than a nuisance unless it a "Nor'easter" storm, which can dump several inches on the city. These usually occur in February and March and depending on the position of the storm over the Atlantic, can be rain events as often as they are snowstorms.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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How much of a weather difference do you get between Park Slope and Williamsburg?
None.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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I'll might be moving to either Park Slope, L.I., or Williamsburg in two weeks.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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Yes, there very cold in general but to someone coming from Chicago or Minneapolis or even upstate NY and New England it's probably not that bad.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Yes, there very cold in general but to someone coming from Chicago or Minneapolis or even upstate NY and New England it's probably not that bad.
Exactly, if your from the midwest or further North they are mild. However if you don't like cold weather this is not the place for you. Its cold IMO from October through May. I have a very low tolerance for cold though :-)
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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Exactly, if your from the midwest or further North they are mild. However if you don't like cold weather this is not the place for you. Its cold IMO from October through May. I have a very low tolerance for cold though :-)
Haha, me too. I'm used to the NY winter, but I don't like it.
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