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Old 10-28-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Huh? There was some just last winter around New Year

Wasn't it like -10 or something in downtown
Yes, there was a very cold day. The worst was a day where my thermometer only got up to around 5 above. But there were not multiple days where the high was below zero!
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Yeah, we had a high of -1F on that -17F day in February last year. I seem to remember another one in 2008-2009 that was about the same.

I like it for a change of pace, at least it's not like that every day (or even week or month)!
Those were the airport "official" numbers. In the city, it was more like -12 and 5 above. But the point is that there are not multiple days every winter where the highs are in the negatives.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Not the highs, either way as long as you're dressed for it, it's not a huge deal
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I've now experienced ten Denver winters, and never have there been "multiple days with below zero high temperatures".
You are one of the people I was referring to when I said: People who have moved to Denver in the last dozen years, are going to be in for a rude awakening when the next record cold wave comes.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Obviously it hasn't happened as often in the last 20 years, due to global warming. That doesn't chance the fact that it can and does happen. You can't spend one or two mild winters in Denver, and use that as an indication that it doesn't get cold in Denver. Just saying.
Currently we are 14 years out from the last "cold snap"

Jan. 11-14, 1997 -- 60 Hours (7 years since last cold snap)
Dec. 19-23, 1990 -- 86 Hours (1 yr since last cold snap)
Feb. 1-6, 1989 -- 69 Hours (6 years since last cold snap)
Dec. 20-25, 1983 -- 115 Hours (20 years since last cold snap)
Jan. 10-13, 1963 -- 64 Hours (12 years since last cold snap)
Jan. 28-30, 1951 -- 45 Hours (14 years since last cold snap)
Jan. 20-22, 1937 -- 53 Hours (2 cold snaps in one year! )
Jan. 7-8, 1937 -- 56 Hours (5 years since last cold snap)
Dec. 8-12, 1932 -- 91 Hours (49 years since last cold snap)
Feb. 2-3, 1883 -- 48 Hours

Denver's 10 Longest Below Zero Streaks - Denver Weather News Story - KMGH Denver
So..the last 20 years the cold snaps have been further between? Really? Interesting...

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You are one of the people I was referring to when I said: People who have moved to Denver in the last dozen years, are going to be in for a rude awakening when the next record cold wave comes.
Yes watch out, sometime in the next 20 years we might have one or more days, where the weather is unpleasantly cold.. consider yourself forewarned!

Last edited by maciesmom; 10-30-2011 at 07:17 PM..
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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I really think this depends upon the person. Are you the type that always finds yourself at the beach or eating outdoors 365 days a year? Then it might be a hard adjustment.

Personally speaking, my wife and I only knew California before moving here. While cold weather isn't really my preference, we don't find it THAT bad. Two things I hate....
Driving in the snow
I can't trail-run in the winter (I used to be an avid runner in Cali...now? Not so much in the winter)
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:28 AM
 
Location: So Florida
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Run!!!get out while you can..Pick me up when you leave also!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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it's not cold in denver.. it's cold where I live, not in Denver. Most people can handle one cold day a winter. Here it does not rise above freezing in December, January, or February. It's depressing, although pretty, since the snow does not melt. I'll take Denver. Having 50's and 60's to break up the cold makes all the difference in the world.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Prague
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So..the last 20 years the cold snaps have been further between? Really? Interesting...



Yes watch out, sometime in the next 20 years we might have one or more days, where the weather is unpleasantly cold.. consider yourself forewarned!
Glad I'm not the only person who found that statement hilarious. I mean really, you worry about record cold waves that begin in December and end in March. A few days of real bad cold every once in a while........is that really even worth mentioning? I can only imagine the advice that would be given to someone considering moving to Fairbanks, Alaska.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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You are one of the people I was referring to when I said: People who have moved to Denver in the last dozen years, are going to be in for a rude awakening when the next record cold wave comes.
I think global warming will prevent that
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