Robert OGrosky

Published: November 22, 2006 at 8:13 PM

Ive seen alot of FLA people with winter clothing. The last couple of year we have visited in Dec and being from the midwest we like to go that time of year due to x-mas decorations and warm weather. And we always find it funny when it is in the 50's/40's for temps and we are wearing shorts to see the FLA people wearing hats/gloves/parka's etc.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: November 22, 2006 at 8:28 PM

Well, there's clothes for the 40s and 50s, and then there's clothes for the 20s and 30s. The first just doesn't cut it for very long when you really need the second.

But you've got a great point about the tourists. In a few weeks, we here in Pasadena will get to enjoy the oh-so-optimistic Rose Bowl visitors wandering the city in their shorts, while we're wearing jackets and long pants.

Derek Potter
Writer

Published: November 22, 2006 at 10:13 PM

40's and 50's isn't winter...20's and 30's is borderline winter temperature in Ohio, and many people probably have winter gear because they migrated from the north. Generally it's between 5 and 25 degrees in my neck of the woods with wind chills in the "dear god it's cold" range, so I have no sympathy for those "shivering" in Orlando. I do find it kind of comical when those from the south see a blanket of snow for the first time, especially when they see you walking in it.
Erik Yates

Published: November 23, 2006 at 4:33 AM

And we have no sympathy for you guys who come down here in August and melt. Hell, I wear long pants, long sleeve shirts and work outside in the summer....and rarely break a sweat. So its a bit of difference. Spend five years down here, and you'll bundle up when the temp drops below 60 too.
Robert OGrosky

Published: November 23, 2006 at 8:55 AM

To me if its not in the teens, then it is not winter!!! So i few flurries/30's is not weather for parka'sgloves/scarfs etc.
Robert Niles
Editor

Published: November 23, 2006 at 10:13 AM

Hey, in college, I spent winters in Chicago and summers in Orlando, so I have no sympathy for anyone when it comes to weather!

Of course, I live in Southern California year-'round now, so I guess the weather karma has balanced itself in the end... :-)

Greg Shilton

Published: November 23, 2006 at 11:04 AM

Man, I wish I was there. Being in Southern California we've come very close to snow, and it snowed many years ago once. But the weather lately has been so strange!

On Tuesday November 21st, it was HOT. 90's. November 22nd, it was so NICE. Cold, dark, gloomy, my kind of day. :D

I'll give you a little update at disneyland when it snows here(haha).