Having lived in Florida and San Diego were it is never cold like this, it is taking some getting use to. I am sure there are many who immediately are blaming the early chill to global warming since that seems to be the recent punching bag lately, but Minnesota is on a more northern latitude than most states, and winter comes earlier and lasts longer then in other areas. If you are planning on moving to the area soon, please don't let this hinder your decision to move. The changing seasons are great and I look forward to the upcoming leaves changing colors in the next month. Who wants to live somewhere were it is always warm and has no seasons? Well, at least not me...anymore!