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Old 02-26-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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How do people in denver adapt to the cold weather, snowstorms, and etc...





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Old 02-26-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Denver isn't too bad. 60 inches isnt that unbearable plus it melts fast. The mountains are a different story.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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How do people in denver adapt to the cold weather, snowstorms, and etc...





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They just think about people in other parts of the country where there is lots of cold weather and snowstorms and traffic and endless cloudy days and expensive housing and no jobs and humidity and poor schools.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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You're joking... right?

Look, we Denver people are tough. We don't even wear jackets in the winter. Well, not unless it's below zero. LOL...

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Not only that, some days I don't wear pants....I mean, I wear shorts - what did you think I meant?! Seriously, though, last Sunday Feb. 24, I wore shorts most of the day. After living in MA the majority of my life, that's my kind of winter!
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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I've got to say compared to N Virginia and SE New York the winter in Denver is tame.

You get your snow and it's generally gone in a day or 2. The nights get chilly but the days warm up nicely even in December. 50 degrees feels like 65 back east. No jacket needed.

Oh yeah I can't tell you how many people I've seen in denver with no jacket and 25-30 degrees..... in sandals too!
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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You're joking... right?

Look, we Denver people are tough. We don't even wear jackets in the winter. Well, not unless it's below zero. LOL...
I agree with you, but if you talk to people here in Phoenix, they'll think Coloradans are crazy for living in a place that gets snow. When people get really used to warm weather climates, they almost become "cold blooded." I've seen people here wear sweaters when it's 80 degrees out. No joke. And people here won't even bat an eye at 105 degrees, whereas people in Denver would be freaking out at that temperature. I guess it shows it's all relative, based on what you're used to.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I remember traveling to Tucson (from MA) to see my grandparents when they were alive. We went in February a few times and I would wear shorts and t-shirts and get the "he must be mentally deranged" look!
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:46 AM
 
Location: RSM
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here's how i adapted coming from california during a recent storm this winter..

put on a pair of jeans, a medium jacket(wool lined from old navy, nothin special), a beanie, and some chapstick. it really wasnt that bad because its not very windy. the only time it got bad was when the wind kicked up, which happened when i was eating icecream from coldstone and kind of sucked. in the end from what everyone told me, the snowfall and weather was kind of business as usual. little snow, lots of sun, little snow, lots of sun, etc. seems fairly manageable compared to some other areas in the states.

came in during the tail end of a storm and left when another one was rolling in. i feel much worse for the people that have to travel the hills into evergreen and vail and such than i do those in denver from what i saw. my fwd pontiac hit a few patches of ice during my trip through the rockies and that was a little "different" than what im used to. followed the tire tracks on the road like everyone else(eventhough they didnt follow any laws of reason) and survived.


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Oh yeah I can't tell you how many people I've seen in denver with no jacket and 25-30 degrees..... in sandals too!
ah yes, real men. swimming in the pacific in winter kind of prepares you for cold weather. i hope i make the grade

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Centennial, CO
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I agree with you, but if you talk to people here in Phoenix, they'll think Coloradans are crazy for living in a place that gets snow. When people get really used to warm weather climates, they almost become "cold blooded." I've seen people here wear sweaters when it's 80 degrees out. No joke. And people here won't even bat an eye at 105 degrees, whereas people in Denver would be freaking out at that temperature. I guess it shows it's all relative, based on what you're used to.
As someone who is making the move from Phoenix to Denver in a month, it is going to be interesting to see just how thin my blood is. I will probably stick out like a sore thumb my first year there with my beanies and coats on, lol. I am so looking forward to cooler weather though. Last summer did me in. 120 degree days are just too much. At least when there is snow on the ground, it can be enjoyed. There is no way to dress comfortable enough to be outside in an oven.
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