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Title: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: cuddlyaxe on November 09, 2014, 04:06:35 pm
Hi, I was born in NH, and am thinking of returning as I've always had a connection and urge to move to my home state (Now I just have a excuse to do so :3)
But after living in Austin for so long, Im more than a bit scared of what will happen to my outdoor time (in the winter I mean)

I personally can take the cold, just not the wind, and I like dressing comfortably year round (Yep, I go everywhere is basketball shorts and a t shirt)

Thanks

Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: Bazil on November 09, 2014, 08:04:13 pm
NH isn't windy per-se.  Austin can get cold in the middle of the night.  However NH does stay below freezing from Jan to Mar day and night, but 90% of that time you're inside anyway.  You will need protective clothing during these months.  Probably the best place for you would be the seacoast.
Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: freedomroad on November 10, 2014, 09:35:39 am
Hi, I was born in NH, and am thinking of returning as I've always had a connection and urge to move to my home state (Now I just have a excuse to do so :3)
But after living in Austin for so long, Im more than a bit scared of what will happen to my outdoor time (in the winter I mean)

I personally can take the cold, just not the wind, and I like dressing comfortably year round (Yep, I go everywhere is basketball shorts and a t shirt)

Thanks

You can wear clothes that just protect you from the cold. You can wear clothes that just project you from the wind. You can even wear clothes that protect you from both.

As for the difference in weather:
Austin, TX and Salem, NH
Dec. avg. high: A=63, S=40
Jan. avg. high: A=62, S=35
Feb. avg. high: A=65, S=38

Jul. avg. high: A=96, S=83
Aug. avg. high: A=97, S=81

If you are upper middle class or have an online job, you can afford to live in both places. Otherwise, it will take some getting used to living in NH. One thing you don't have to worry about is while NH doesn't have a general sales tax, property taxes tend to be about what they are in Austin, or even lower.
Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: Neal Conner on December 10, 2014, 02:40:14 pm
Hi cuddlyaxe. I moved from Florida as a native to the Sunshine State, and I'm loving it.

Acclimatization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acclimatization). It happens. And I'd rather be free and need to bundle up than wear flip flops in fascism. ;)

Hope to welcome you here to New Hampshire in the near future!
Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: cuddlyaxe on December 15, 2014, 10:34:03 pm
Yes, but Im outdoorsy

So I cant spend 90% indoors
Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: JasonPSorens on December 15, 2014, 11:50:49 pm
You have to dress for it. Wool is your friend, and so are good boots. I'm outdoorsy, I grew up in Houston, & I love it here - but then I never liked the climate in Houston.
Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: Bazil on December 17, 2014, 03:42:27 pm
I have a saying.  When you're too cold you can always add more layers.  When you're too hot there are only so many you can take off.  NH is one of the better states in New England for outdoor activities.  It's just the activities change depending on the time of year. Or the number of layers change while you engage in those activities.
Title: Re: Just how cold is the winters in NH relative to Austin,TX
Post by: KBCraig on January 10, 2015, 09:54:40 pm
I grew up in Arkansas, then lived in Texas for 24 years before moving to NH.

Give me -21F (like we had Wednesday morning) over 35 and freezing rain (like happens all the time in Texas from November through February), any time!

If being able to walk outside in shorts and a t-shirt any time of the year is your main priority, then NH is not for you.

A healthy lifestyle and intentional living are key to surviving up here, especially north of the notches.