I've recently moved from what is essentially desert to a marine climate. Not only does Massachusetts get more rain than Oklahoma City, but it comes in a different form. Oklahoma generally gets all it's rain in the form of thunderstorms and torrential but rather brief rains. Massachusetts gets the dreaded all day gray and moderate rain. In Oklahoma I never bothered to purchase anything but travel umbrellas to get me from the car to a building (nearly) dry. Here I need to walk more in worse weather, so rain boots are needed. The first pair I bought ended up being too small, so I sent the to Jennifer who has the same problem of climate change. This is my second pair, and I have a hot pink umbrella in the shape of a giant flower ordered to give me a lift when the gray days come.