We have had some pretty warm days during the month of October in the Berkshires. This past Thursday was beautiful with temperatures in the low 70s. Summer was in the air for sure. With the temperature bouncing around, I find myself wearing pants to work on one day, and then the next day I'll be wearing shorts to the office. I must say that I'm the type of person that if it's warm enough, I will wear shorts even into November.

In Berkshire County, it's hard to tell what the temperature is going to do from time to time especially during this time of year. One day it's cool, the next day it feels like an extended summer. One day your house is warm enough where you don't need heat and the next, you're cranking up the heat, and carrying a blanket out to the couch with you. To be safe, I keep my summer clothes out pretty much all year round. Trust me though, I'm not wearing shorts and a t-shit in January. Although in my younger years, that would have not been unheard of.

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How about you? Do you put your summer clothes away in the fall no matter what the temperature and conditions are? I know some folks who are rigid about storing their clothes for the cooler seasons and have to have them put away by a certain date. Do you wait, play it by ear, and keep those summer options on hand just in case?

Speaking of warm weather, would you ever live in any of these beach towns? They sure look inviting. 

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

Are you into wild disasters caused by weather? Check this out. 

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

Thinking of buying a home on the east coast? Here are some recommendations.

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