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Old 12-18-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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I'd say Marin is pretty mellow overall compared to, say, San Jose, which is much more similar to SoCal in its sprawl and congestion, as well as its mega-malls and restaurants. I would live in Marin in a heartbeat if I could afford a $2 million townhome... Yeah, I wouldn't say "serious outerwear" is necessary, unless by that, you mean long pants and a sweater. But people do seem to bundle up like they're in the midwest, so I can't imagine what they would wear if they actually left California for somewhere snowy, haha.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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As far as Marin being "colder", I have yet to bring out the winter jacket and we are half-way through December. A decent fleece is all you need, IMO. People in Marin tend to be a bit sensitive about the cold and bring out the mittens, scarves, and down coats when the temperature drops below 60. It's freakish, really.
I fall into the freak category then. I think temps dipping into the high 30's and low 40's when the sun goes down is freeeezing. Brrrrrrr!

Then what is frustrating...after you bundle up to deal w/ the cold outside, you go into a shop or building and it is 80 degrees! So you have to peel off all your layers practically down to your skivvies or you will be roasting, schlep it all over the place while shopping, then put it all back on when you leave.

I know if you are from cold weather like Minneapolis, where I have been in Feb w/ 28 below zero weather, this is probably ridiculous, but if you are from California originally, when the weather drops below, I would say in So Cal 60, and Nor Cal 50, its cooooooold!
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