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Old 01-24-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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The "silver lining" to weather like the past few days is that when it hits 47 tomorrow, it will feel like a heat wave. (I am so glad to have a garage to park in, and heated seats. I've blocked out the pain of the years we lived in Falls Church and had to park on an open pad way behind our house.)
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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I'm a little tired of the cold now, after enjoying it in December. But really, this winter hasn't been bad at all. Not that cold for any length of time, not too many days of knock-you-down blustery winds. And hardly any frozen precipitation. I still walk my kids to school and so do many others in the neighborhood.

Winter can go into March sometimes, including snow. I've experienced several winters here where February will have a bit of a break, blue skies, warmer temps, and it gets cold and wet into and through March.

It's a sunny day today. I hear some parts of the country don't get that during their winters.
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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I don't think this winter is as bad as last winter.

Wear long underwear and if not, lots of layers. Works like a charm. At the very least, I always wear a wife beater under my sweaters and/or shirts. Acts like a lining and I hate drafts on my lower back.

Our [new] house has tons of windows so I love opening the blinds each morning and letting that sun in.

The other thing I do is wear pink, yellow, light green, and orange. I figured I can psyche myself into Spring by dressing in "happier" colors. I'm ready for Spring though; I'm thinking of starting the plants early this year and keeping them in the basement until the last frost.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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It is my first winter here! I am used to 60's and 70's this time of year...

As for the layers - I have been looking like this when I leave the house lately:




Just have to keep looking forward to our vacation in Key West in April!!
I wasn't expecting that picture as I scrolled down Thanks! I needed that chuckle!
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: CAPITAL CENTRE
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When does it start to warm up around here? At first, this weather was "cute", now I'm just over it. Please tell me February is warmer than January!
One year the cold weather here lasted well into May.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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I want snowmaggedon 2.0!
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Default Washington dulles international airport normals, means, and extremes

Normal high temperatures in the 70s start in late April, so not too long to wait-
Dulles Normals, Means, and Extremes
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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I am counting days and was hoping by end of Feb normal life begins.

Looks like I have to wait until April..Now I am used to wearing shorts for at least 10 1/2 months in Florida when I go out.

Do people in DC area wear shorts once past winter?

Right now I feel like a robot with all layers
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: CAPITAL CENTRE
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I am counting days and was hoping by end of Feb normal life begins.

Looks like I have to wait until April..Now I am used to wearing shorts for at least 10 1/2 months in Florida when I go out.

Do people in DC area wear shorts once past winter?

Right now I feel like a robot with all layers
In high school all I would wear were basketball jerseys and basketball shorts all year round regardless of the temperature. Yes at times I got very cold but ultimtately I figured out a way to mentally block that out and then I was just fine.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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I wasn't expecting that picture as I scrolled down Thanks! I needed that chuckle!
No problem! I love that movie, poor Randy!

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The other thing I do is wear pink, yellow, light green, and orange. I figured I can psyche myself into Spring by dressing in "happier" colors. I'm ready for Spring though; I'm thinking of starting the plants early this year and keeping them in the basement until the last frost.
I wore a bright pink sweater today to cheer myself up!

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I love this weather, for some reason. I love being warm and cozy in the house at night, and hearing the wind outside. It would be better if there were lots of snow with the coldness
I don't mind being inside - I feel like I have cabin fever though. I just miss being able to go outside without freezing my face off!

I would kind of like to see a BIG snow, just because I haven't ever seen anything more than what we've had here, and I think it would be neat to see that. Haha...
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