With the advent of cooler weather (at least in Canada and the northern US), one might think of how the Witnesses are going to cope. For certain, dress codes are going to have different effects now than they did when it was broiling hot.
Men are going to be more comfortable now. Cooler weather means that the coat is not going to create as much heat stroke risk as it did in the heat of mid summer. Of course, there is still the issue of inflexibility (you should start wearing it all the time now that it's October and no longer summer) when warmer weather returns (as it frequently does this time of year). At least the men get to wear pants when it gets truly cold.
Not so the "sisters". The panty hose will be less uncomfortable (unless you live in Florida, that is). But, once it gets below freezing, and more so if it's windy, the opening under the skirt is going to allow cold air in. Being cold usually results, and in bitter cold conditions, it can lead to frostbite that having pants (and thermal underwear) could have prevented. Of course, the Watchtower Society doesn't care--the Governing Body isn't out there in the heat or cold, nor do they keep in tune with the fact that a cold snap this time of year is often followed by a prolonged warmup.
Not only is this going to be colder, but the weather in many parts of the country is about to turn rainier. Umbrellas are only useful if it is not extremely windy (and I do not recommend carrying a metal-pointed umbrella in a thunderstorm since the sharp metal point makes a decent lightning rod). This makes for sloppier sidewalks, along with falling leaves. Slips and falls, especially with those dress shoes (high heels are the worst), are more common as some of those leaves can be slippery when wet. Of course, the people running the Watchtower Society do not realize this.
And, as many in the North know well, this is going to be followed soon by snow. Canadians and those high up in the Rocky Mountains are first hit with snow, and soon those in the Northern cities will experience snow. Usually, at first it isn't that deep. "Sisters" usually start wearing boots at this point, since those flimsy high heels are extremely prone to getting cold in a big hurry, and it only takes a little snow on the fallen leaves to have a nasty fall. Men will continue wearing dress shoes until the snow reaches about 3"/7 cm deep at which point snow will get inside the shoes. Boots are often worn at this point for men as well.
The problem is that the Watchtower Society has that "look" that has to be maintained regardless of what the weather does. People have to look like Witnesses, and that means having a suit coat on top of a dress shirt for men and a skirt that is about 2"/5 cm below the knees for women. This is OK in moderate, dry weather. But, once it starts getting colder, the women are going to suffer, and they suffer first because of that opening under the skirt and their wimpy shoes (that is, wimpy in providing insulation). They do not realize that this look is not sustainable outside the temperature range of about 65-72 F/18-22 C. Men can dress like this comfortably down to about 45 F/7 C (though at this point, they will likely need something to protect their fingers from the cold), but women start getting cold at only 65 F/18 C because of the dress.
Of course, this can cause severe problems. The women dressed like this when it gets extremely cold can get frostbite, and if they are forced to stay outside for field circus all day in rural areas, they can even get hypothermia. Children are at especially high risk because they are smaller and they are ordered to stand still no matter how cold it gets. Fingers get numb, and it is harder to write the numbers legibly and quickly like the Watchtower Society demands. Feet get very cold, especially with the high heels and having to stand still for prolonged periods of time. Even those who are resistant to the cold are susceptible to cold in the extremities, as well as when they are forced to stand still for a long period. Again, children are more susceptible.
Don't those idiots running the Watchtower Society realize that going out in field circus is not only taking away from worthwhile activities, but it is physically dangerous? It might be only a nuisance now, as it starts getting chillier in the northern tier. And those in the south might be wondering what's with the complaints about the cold. But, I challenge Ted Jaracz to go out in field circus, dressed in a skirt that is Watchtower approved, on a windy day at 40 below, and have to stay out there for hours at a time. It would serve him right if he freezes to death.