Due to the immense size and spread of topology the climate in USA is incredibly varied. The temperature range runs between the extremes of 57 degrees C during the summer in California to -62 degrees C in Alaska.
Depending upon in which state and city you are moving you need to ascertain the weather condition. There are many websites that provides weather information where you can easily find monthly temperature averages and past weather records e.g. http://weather.msn.com.
Clothing & shoes for different weathers:
If the average temperature of a city is above 30 Celsius then you need the same clothing that we use to wear in summers in Pakistan like Lawn suits and Sandals. Most of the houses in hotter states have internal air conditioners along with the heating systems.
In winters / start of fall the cool breeze starts to blow so you need to cover yourself, if the weather is bit warm then a thin sweater will work, like in a temperature of 20 degree Celsius if there is no wind then you might not need to worry but if the breeze is cool then wear a jacket to protect yourself from flu / sickness.
There are few areas where weather changes throughout the year like in many parts of Virginia people experience snow but not more than once in a year. You might not need to make special clothing arrangements according to snow as compare to Minnesota State where people have separate part of wardrobe with snow clothing and boots as snow is really heavy and winters are too cold you. Special insulated jackets and high boots are easily available online plus all the equipment to clear the snow from sidewalks and cars. You might not need to bring anything for hot season in States where the winters don’t leave the door.
Extreme weather disasters in USA:
Unlike Pakistan, USA is filled with severe weather conditions in many areas. Some of the areas are always under the warnings. Even with the special arrangements and equipment government remain unable to fight with these nature disasters and the loss is unlimited. The severe weather conditions usually witnessed are
- Wildfire (Dry weather causes fire in forests that rapidly burn the properties around it)
- Flood (Every state is at risk from this hazard)
- Hurricane and Tropical Storms
- Winter storms (snow storms)