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how much winter clothes do i need?

LAC24LAC24 Posts: 49Registered User Junior Member
edited September 2009 in Colby College
im from the south and i have a lot of summer clothes. could i survive with a few light jackets and sweaters until thanksgiving?
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  • glamour_trashglamour_trash Posts: 50Registered User Junior Member
    It depends on where you're going .. I would keep your summer clothes and bring a light jacket/clothes and when it does get colder just buy what you need while your out there so you can travel light .. that's what I would do .
  • sailfishsailfish Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    Not sure what you mean by light jackets. You might want a fleece, like a Northface, before Thanksgiving as well as gloves. Snow is not impossible that early, though it probably wouldn't accumulate too much. If you can stop in Freeport on the way to Colby or get there during the first few months you'll find what you need at LLBean, Northface etc.
  • katie8800katie8800 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    I'm from Maine, and I usually find that I am wearing my winter jacket (a down jacket or fleece lined North Face) by mid-November. Having said that, being from the south you might be wanting a warmer coat earlier then that. The weather totally varies though... I wouldn't worry about it till you get here, because if you find yourself wanting a winter coat, you could definitely take a trip to Freeport one weekend to get one (or even try to find one in Augusta).

    Gloves, hats, scarves-- might be a good idea to bring now.
  • katie8800katie8800 Posts: 6Registered User New Member
    farmer's almanac was released today-- and it's predicting a "numbing cold this winter."
    though it says milder weather along the east coast (compared to the rest of the country), it might be worth investing in the winter apparel sooner rather than later. welcome to maine.

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