Yeah, today was just as cold but reasonably dry (by local standards) and also sunny, and it was almost as nice as up north. (But when we went out after dark to see a "lantern parade," I did make a point of wearing more and warmer clothes under the blazer.)Eric the .5b wrote: ↑01 Nov 2019, 22:42Humidity is no joke. Chilly and cold weather is just nasty when it's wet.
There should be some drier weather headed your way from my neck of the woods, though.
Unfortunately, we tend to have more damp days than dry ones here. And even with my newfound (post-Atlanta) knowledge about which fabrics to avoid and which to embrace to decrease the discomfort of high humidity, it seems to be one of the few climate-and-clothes related matters where cold weather is actually a bigger problem than hot. Because even wearing the right fabrics to keep your skin dry, the dampness makes the chill sink in to you in a way that dry chill never does.
Also at the parade I amused myself by watching the crowd and guessing who was a southern native and who a northern transplant based on their clothes -- the ones wearing things like full-fledged quilted fur-lined coats and scarves and hats, etc. with dryish temps in the high 40s or lower 50s, I'd guess were southern. People like me -- bare-headed, wearing at most a jacket or blazer as a visible sop to the cold (though you can't tell by looking who is or isn't wearing thermals) -- were likely northern transplants.