When we went to visit my brother's family at thanksgiving, I quickly discovered that although I have a couple of coats that could be considered "okay" for Nashville in the winter (especially when you park in a parking garage...) I did discover that I need something for a bit colder weather. Thanks to a lengthy email consultation with Jason, I have a new winter coat on the way. It's an L.L. Bean "Rugged Ridge" parka, and it's supposed to keep me warm to -40 degrees. I hope not to test that.