My friend, Melissa, moved from Malibu to Portland this fall. She'd been there before, of course, on visits and vacations during which she was wooed by great public transportation, friendly locals, and several pitchers of really good beer. Now a local herself, she often starts her (very funny) blog posts with photos of the thermometer on her porch, which, these days hovers in the low 40s.
Which is all a rather roundabout way to say I know, really, I do know that 62 degrees isn't all that cold. It's late November, after all. But this is the beach here this morning. What's your first thought - swimsuit or sweater?