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    Northern states - snow

    Hi. I'm from southern Oklahoma and we rarely get a good snow. Lots of ice, but it usually melts within a couple of days anyway. My question is for those who live in northern states, especially CO, MT, WY. I have a manual push chair and am pretty independent, most of the time lol, but was wondering how you get around during the fall/winter or heavy snow months. Tips, tricks, advice... I'm hoping to visit soon and possibly make a move next year. Thanks for reading my post!

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    This is complicated, so I'll try to keep it simple by saying that your best friend is the forecast. If there is a chance of a lot of snow try to get your stuff done before it starts. Check the temp for the days you will be there. If above 25 degrees I would say that most roads, sidewalks etc should be clear of any ice or snow.

    Bottom line, getting around is not going to be as hard you might think. (Although some days will really be awful. If you are watching the weather you will be able to prepare.) Get good gloves, a coat, a base layer and warm shoes and you'll be fine!

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    Thank you so much for your advice!! Will definitely keep it in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domosoyo View Post
    This is complicated, so I'll try to keep it simple by saying that your best friend is the forecast. If there is a chance of a lot of snow try to get your stuff done before it starts. Check the temp for the days you will be there. If above 25 degrees I would say that most roads, sidewalks etc should be clear of any ice or snow.

    Bottom line, getting around is not going to be as hard you might think. (Although some days will really be awful. If you are watching the weather you will be able to prepare.) Get good gloves, a coat, a base layer and warm shoes and you'll be fine!
    Your location shows both MN and AZ... do you split your time between the two or are you from one but relocated to another? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcm2001 View Post
    Your location shows both MN and AZ... do you split your time between the two or are you from one but relocated to another? Just wondering.
    My daughter (C5) goes to the University of Arizona and I'm down there once or twice a month so Tucson has become a second home. Talk about weather extremes! The winter weather played too big a role in her everyday life so she insisted on college somewhere where she didn't have to worry about the weather ruining her plans. Snowstorms, too cold, ice=lots of time at home. So many inconveniences it is hard to write it all out. She navigates a large campus with no problems. If she were at the University of Minnesota she would rely on people clearing the sidewalks which can be spotty. The temperature is the biggest problem for her and trying to manage the putting on and taking off of so many layers. One more thing that she likes, the sun. In the winter there just are not that many sunny days. The last few winters we've had have actually been mild. The lack of sun was what we were complaining about!

    It seems you really want to try it out though. Maybe you could try it out with a vacation to the winter state you are interested in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domosoyo View Post
    My daughter (C5) goes to the University of Arizona and I'm down there once or twice a month so Tucson has become a second home. Talk about weather extremes! The winter weather played too big a role in her everyday life so she insisted on college somewhere where she didn't have to worry about the weather ruining her plans. Snowstorms, too cold, ice=lots of time at home. So many inconveniences it is hard to write it all out. She navigates a large campus with no problems. If she were at the University of Minnesota she would rely on people clearing the sidewalks which can be spotty. The temperature is the biggest problem for her and trying to manage the putting on and taking off of so many layers. One more thing that she likes, the sun. In the winter there just are not that many sunny days. The last few winters we've had have actually been mild. The lack of sun was what we were complaining about!

    It seems you really want to try it out though. Maybe you could try it out with a vacation to the winter state you are interested in?
    I've heard AZ is arid..? Humidity plus heat is my nemesis. But I haven't had extreme cold like MN either.

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    I've always found that tracking in the snow into the house, car, etc. is a problem. Gets on your clothing, melts in the house, car. Try to stay in tracks in the snow on the street to lessen the exertion on you. Gloves get wet. Dress for the weather. Getting stuck is a potential problem. The beauty of a fresh fallen snow is a plus though. Good luck.
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    they got ski for your casters that look so kool

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    This is the coolest thing I've heard yet. In the south snow-white is almost a foreign thing lol. How difficult are the ski attachments to change because of going indoors/outdoors etc?

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    i when it's snowing hard will stay inside for a few days till it is all cleaned up. i hate the snow very hard to push in it
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