I grew up in NY. It can get pretty cold. I never really liked the cold, but was able to handle it. Always looked forward to the nice warm days when I did not have to bundle up. I later moved to Florida. We do not have much of a winter and I must say THANK GOD! I do not know what happened to my blood, but if it goes below 60 I need to pull out the scarf, winter jacket, turtle necks and anything else warm you can think of. People think I am crazy... I do miss seeing snow around Christmas time. Christmas in shorts is a little hard to get use to, but I must say, I prefer Summer!