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Cool Nights?

mayday - mayday
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Hey ya'll it's only 5 days til I move, so I am doing my packing. When I lived on STX before it was from March to August. So I was wondering if the nights were any cooler during the winter months? Or is it basically the same as the rest of the year, hot and muggy! Do I need a hoodie sweatshirt? Light jacket? It's 9' right now with a foot of snow where I am, so anything above 45' is a heat wave for me. :@)

Thanks and see ya'll soon!

Topic starter Posted : January 11, 2011 4:47 pm
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Nights in the winter are generally cooler with breezes. Once you get used to it here you might need a light jacket and comforter for beddy bye...

Posted : January 11, 2011 5:16 pm
Iris Tramm
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It's not the same as the rest of the year. I have a fleece and several lightweight jackets. You'll use 'em at night. Blanket on the bed doesn't hurt either when the trade winds kick up to 20.

I just finished a housesitting gig on STX with a hot tub. You wouldn't think you'd use one here, but you do.


ETA: Plus everyone air conditions the hell out of the inside. I worked in an office that was regularly kept in the low 60s. *I* kept a space heater under my desk. It was ridiculous. Dunno what you do for work, but if you anticipate spending anytime indoors in an office or retail setting, I would definitely bring some things with sleeves.

Posted : January 11, 2011 5:20 pm

First year you won't need anything. 8-)Second year you might wish you had something. :-)Third year you will be buying heaver clothes.:@)

Posted : January 11, 2011 5:32 pm
mayday - mayday
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Thanks Iris,
I remember shivering so bad one night at Sub-Way that I could not eat my sandwich. The AC must have been on 65'.

I will be working outside at VISFI on the west end in there natural building program. I was a Chef in my past life, but now I do green building and carpentry work. If anyone needs any handyman work just let me know. I am shipping all my tools down today so I will be able to work on small jobs for now.

Topic starter Posted : January 11, 2011 5:38 pm
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LOL Too funny!

I wear shorts and a T-shirt year round. Never needed more than a sheet on the bed. All this talk about jackets, sweaters, comforters, and socks is just too amusing! 🙂

Posted : January 11, 2011 5:50 pm
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Totally agree with Terry, you won't need anything heavier your first season. But you do want to have at least 3 to 5 days worth of "winter clothes" for going back to visit family or going on vacations in winter. I keep 2 days worth (closet space is generally precious in stx) here and the rest at families homes.

Posted : January 11, 2011 6:22 pm
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I spend winters here and for me, it's more like the first two WEEKS you don't need anything and the everything after that I'm in sweatshirts as soon as the sun goes down!

Posted : January 11, 2011 6:55 pm
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It was cold the first week of Dec. It got down to 68 at night. It made me want to put a shirt on, But, Naay. Just added more rum.

Posted : January 11, 2011 7:41 pm
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I'm on the beach, with a steady breeze, and use a sheet during winter nights.

If you are diving or snorkeling, be aware that water temperature may be 76F in the winter (86 in summer).

I gave away all heavy clothing before moving to St. Croix and don't miss any of it. (I kept a blazer, dress shirt, and two ties for trips back home to Europe. No need for them here.)

One exception to the above: Some places are air conditioned and can be very cold.

Posted : January 11, 2011 7:53 pm
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