bone-chilling cold?

Nov 17th, 2005, 06:08 AM
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To answer your questions, I don't see how we can say what you should expect, you'll have to check the forecast before you go.
Www.accuweather.com will give you a long-range forecast.
I haven't checked the statistics, but I'm pretty sure that November would on average not be as cold as January or February, but there will probably be more chance of rain. But that doesn't mean that's what will happen this year.
As already said, layers keep things flexible. I also don't travel in late fall and winter without waterproof shoes or boots and extra socks, I hate having wet, cold feet. And except in summer, I almost always pack gloves, you never know.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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Soxgirl, you are in good hands. I visited Prague in October 2004 and froze! And I'm a born and bred Bostonian too. It is totally different type of cold than we are used to, and the folks here who pointed out the wind off the river and other geographic features are dead on! I actually bought a winter coat while I was there because I was expecting 60s, which is what all the weather sites said before I left! You are well advised to take layers...that is the best way to handle unpredictable cold weather.

I too followed Elaine's notes and Rick Steves' guide and really enjoyed my time there. Enjoy and let us know how you make out.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 08:44 AM
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I, too, am heading to Prague next weekend. I also have been watching the 10-day forecast on The Weather Channel, and saw highs between 31 and 37 with snow for several days next week. (Perhaps someone in Prague can let us know if this could be accurate.) Although I live in New York, I think that's cold! (I also lived in Boston for 3 years, so I have been exposed to weather colder than NY.)

Part of the problem is that although you may be used to the cold, how often do you spend hours at a time outside in the cold without opportunity to warm up? The cold is much different when you are sightseeing outdoors versus running from a train/cab into your home or office. I'm bringing the fleece long underwear along with the silks just in case. They are great for layering, but may be too warm if you are going to the theatre or if you are going to be indoors for long periods of time. However, nothing is more miserable than being too cold to enjoy yourself.

Have a great time, Soxgirl. Let's compare notes upon return.

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Nov 17th, 2005, 08:55 AM
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You've gotten good advice.

Danna, ironic you posted what you did.
It's merely mid-November in Chicago and we went from 60 plus f. degrees last week to, as I type this, 17 degrees f. today. And the wind chill factor temperature is way, way lower than -10 degree cel. I love my city. And it's snowed and is very damp/humid as well. It's very similar to Prague, actually- but on average colder.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 09:24 AM
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>and saw highs between 31 and 37 with snow for several days next week

It was rather "cold" this morning compard to the days before. Cooler air is coming from the north today and tomorrow. 31 to 37 is quite accurate, but nothing unusual and still plesant. Snow is expected for tomorrow. I'm still alive , didn't die from from freezing up to now... Now do I get my reward, for surviving in an artic environment. Cash would be nice.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Boy you guys, love the conversation. And all about weather. Hey-any excuse to buy a new coat is fine by me. I'm packed and leaving in less than 24 hours now. I'll be happy to relive the trip on here when I return. Amyb, where do you live? Cheers to all.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 06:52 AM
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Soxgirl, I live in Beverly on the North Shore, where are you? Proud to say I'm a native, although today I'm thinking it would be better to be a transplant in San Diego maybe! This cold is getting to me the older I get.

Have a WONDERFUL time!!! And may your first time across the Charles Bridge be breathtaking (and warm!!)
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Nov 22nd, 2005, 12:53 PM
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I was in Prague on Saturday (between flights) and it was about 1 C (34 F) all day ! I don't know if this is normal, but I found it quite chilly walking around. Also remember that the sun sets quite early now.
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