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mermaidsvoice
« on: May 22, 2006 12:45:14 PM »

(ooooh I hope this is allowed)

Hi!
 I'm Gem from Maryland and I was accepted to WVU (as you may have read in the Morgantown Post). I wanted to start working on college clothes to take with me, you know, t-shirt surgeries and the like. It's been kind of my summer project- making things to get ready to go. However, I don't know what to make. See, I'll be there for the fall Semester and after everyone heard I got accepted SO MANY adults I know said it's like, arctic temps in fall and winter. I made a crack to someone saying how I wanted to go to Montreal for school after WVU and they said, "Why bother? It's the same temperature as Morgantown!" (Meaning it was as cold as canada there.) So I was wondering if anyone had any  suggestions for types of clothing that would be good for WVU weather.

If you can be of any help, Thank you so much (in advance). 
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K8teebug
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006 12:48:37 PM »

My husband went there.  It's cold there in the winter time, but not all that much colder than in MD.  It does snow there more often though.  He said it's basically just grey....I would knit some warm things in bright colors to cheer you up on the gloomy days!

Have a great time in Morgantown.
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mermaidsvoice
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2006 06:31:14 PM »

K8teebug, thanks a lot. I thought as much, since they aren't that far apart, but other people who've been there said different. Like, I'm only 4 hours from there. ^_^

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daydreamer13579
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006 07:55:47 PM »

I live about 20 miles south of Morgantown and I have been to Toronto in the winter; Toronto is much colder. I agree with the grey days. There are lot's of those. It can be depressing. The weather is pretty unpredictable through Oct. There may be 80 degree days, followed by the low 40's (or colder) and back again. Layers are a good idea.
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mermaidsvoice
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006 08:27:45 AM »

That's a little S.A.D. (seasonal depression disorder). ^_~

Actually that does suck about the grey days because weather does affect my attitude and depresses me on rainy/overcast days. Oh well. I'll just have to wear bright and colorful t-shirts. like I said, I didn't think it'd be too much worse because of how close it is. But when EVERYONE says different I figured I'd ask people who live there.
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Petunia0384
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2006 09:24:38 PM »

I go to WVU. Smiley  I don't think it's extremely cold, though the mountains make it colder than home.  I'm originally from Charleston, WV and it tends to be about 5-10 degrees colder in Morgantown than Charleston during the winter (but sometimes, hotter in the summer, go figure).  There's quite a bit of snow.  I think fall is nice, but you need watch out for the "freak days" we get in fall and spring...  Like a random huge snowstorm we had last October that knocked the power out in a lot of places (the leaves were still on the trees and the branches were weighed down a lot).  So, definitely bring a jacket and some cold weather stuff when you come, because there were a lot of people who were freezinb when that happened because they didn't prepare!

As for making stuff...  You'll want scarves, hats, etc. for the winter because it can be one chilly walk to class.  And like I said before, Morgantown is pretty hot in the summer, so there will be several weeks you can wear warm weather clothing. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007 07:43:55 PM »

It's interesting to read all of this; an old friend of mine lives in West Virginia.  I want to make her a few pieces of clothing (learning to sew here) and make it a big surprise so I can't really ask her anything, but to decide on a design, I really need to know what the climate is like there in the summertime.  Is it very hot?  Is it very humid in West Virginia?  Any info. would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007 09:26:51 PM »

I'd say in the summer, it averages in the upper seventies to mid-eighties.  It can get pretty humid.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2007 10:17:40 AM »

Thanks a million! I think I'll stick to light, breathy fabrics. Smiley Grin Smiley
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