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Old 04-02-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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Hi CD,

I'm relocating to Phoenix from Denver and am trying to figure out what to get rid of. What's the average winter temperatures? Do you find yourself wearing sweaters at all? Boots? I used to live in Las Vegas, but I hear Phoenix winters are much warmer.

Thanks for any advice or imput.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:56 PM
 
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Hi CD,

I'm relocating to Phoenix from Denver and am trying to figure out what to get rid of. What's the average winter temperatures? Do you find yourself wearing sweaters at all? Boots? I used to live in Las Vegas, but I hear Phoenix winters are much warmer.

Thanks for any advice or imput.
I have been here 2 winters now and have worn a "real" winter coat exactly ONCE. Otherwise a sweater or hoodie is all I have needed.

It also depends on where you are working, my job keeps the place cool so I wore sweaters all winter, and dress boots. Anything that was lined for warmth I left behind and have not missed.

I have a nice Columbia coat that I did bring because it was too nice to pitch, but I doubt I will ever wear it unless I take the layers apart and wear the windbreaker part by itself.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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There are always times, every winter, when it gets downright cold here. 30s are not uncommon at night. And since it's dry, it feels colder than somewhere that has humidity. You may not need the parkas (unless you go to Flagstaff or back to CO in the winter) but definitely sweatshirts and sweaters. Boots are more fashion statements than for actual warmth. We have a pair of gloves each and I do have a winter coat still for the occasional days it's cold.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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Phoenix winters are not "much" warmer than Vegas, but they are warmer. Yes, we wear sweaters. (You won't need as many heavy cable knit ones as you might have there in CO. Layers are important here in the wintertime. Keep a winter coat, you will need it some mornings and nights here, and if you travel to colder places. Wool pants and suits won't get as much use, so if you have a lot of them, get rid of most. Keep a heavy jacket, for the same reasons you keep one coat.

Part of this depends on individual tolerances, but I'd keep some things rather than going through the expense of replacing them.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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I see lots of sweaters. I wouldn't get rid of any.

I would bring 1 winter coat. You may need it once or twice a year, at night, if you will be outside for awhile.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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Gloves do make a big difference, too. I have a some that I have worn with my hoodie in the mornings.

Fleece is a nice option, too. Great for layering. The temp can drop drastically the second the sun goes down.

I find it amusing how some people here don't plan for cold; we went to a Suns game one evening in January and saw a woman wearing jeans and a light jacket, but had flip flops on her feet. She was complaining about being cold. (closed shoes make a big difference)
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:36 PM
 
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Things I have not needed since moving here in 2011:

Gloves
Skull caps
scarves
Extra layers
Bulky winter coat

I have gotten use out of a leather jacket, a couple regular light jackets, and many sweaters and hoodies. That's pretty much the extent of it.
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Most nights youll only need a long sleeve shirt coupled with a hoodie, but there are nights where Ive warn a winter coat and stocking hat. We had flurries in Scottsdale on New Years Eve for Pete's sake. Its not mild all the time, so be sure to bring a few warm jackets just in case.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your helpful feedback. This definitely gives me an idea!
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:54 PM
 
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Hi CD,

I'm relocating to Phoenix from Denver and am trying to figure out what to get rid of. What's the average winter temperatures? Do you find yourself wearing sweaters at all? Boots? I used to live in Las Vegas, but I hear Phoenix winters are much warmer.

Thanks for any advice or imput.
My Carhardt only gets worn in Flagstaff nowadays. I've also been here 2 years. In fact I got maybe 2 weeks of wear on my super light cheap Walmart chargers pullover sweater each of those years. And only during the early morning hours (generally before sunrise). winter here = 70-80 degrees with like 2 weeks of nights in the 30's and days in the low 60's. It is perpetual summer hell. But then again I discovered from city-data weather forum that my ideal climate is Seattle, Portland and coastal SF. So I don't do heat well at all above 75.
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