If you’re relocating to Raleigh from a state that has cold, snowy winters, you may be hoping to save space in the moving truck by ditching your heavy winter coats. A Colorado resident in our Relocating to Raleigh Facebook Group is looking forward to her move to the Triangle and wondered if it is worth bringing her family’s winter coats.
Here are some of the responses we gathered. To keep our users’ privacy, we’ve left names off of the responses.
Bring your winter coats with you to Raleigh.
When people think of North Carolina, they tend to imagine the hot, sticky summers with humid air. Something to keep in mind is that North Carolina is fortunate to experience all four seasons including a true winter. Raleigh may not get the same amount of snow as our northern and western neighbors, but cold temperatures and snow show up in the forecast every year.
A fellow Colorado transplant chimed in “I’m from Colorado and we brought ours thank goodness. It gets down right freezing here.”
A few members reminded the group that even when Raleigh doesn’t experience winter weather, the mountains are a fun place to visit where you’ll definitely want to bundle up. “The snow is a quick drive from Raleigh,” one member stated, “Keep them!”
Another member responded, “We get an occasional snowstorm, there will be a few weeks to a month of freezing temps and you may want to go tubing or skiing in the mountains. I would bring it!”
One member suggested also needing winter accessories, “Bring them! I was freezing this winter! Not all the time but enough that I needed winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves!”