From Los Angeles breeze to Minneapolis freeze
December 7, 2010 12:57 PM Subscribe
I am moving to Minneapolis from Los Angeles and the only thing I'm a bit worried about is the weather. Got some tips?
posted by fantodstic to travel & transportation (45 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be moving in with a friend in Minneapolis before New Year's eve. We are doing a freelance project for a client (animation/vfx/graphics) so I may only be in Minneapolis until February or March (when the gig runs its course). I've Wikipedia'd the place and it sounds great and different but I've never been in any weather that's below 40 degrees, so I'm honestly a bit scared by the prospect of -20 degrees (or worse).
I need some tips, like a list of "10 things I wish I'd known when moving to a really, really cold place".
I need to know about specific brands of gloves or clothing I could buy to fend off the cold. Can you give me links or names of some of your favorite winter must-haves?
Also, I'm not sure what the sudden change of temperature will do to my body so I was wondering what some good practices are when living over there as far as commuting etc. (I won't have a car).
What hours are the best to move around? What are some Rookie Mistakes you maybe learned from and want to share?
Your help is greatly appreciated, as always, Metafilter! :)
[P.S. I am 23 years old and weigh 180 pounds, if that info is relevant to the question.]