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Old 01-24-2017, 01:13 PM
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Personally, while it can and does get cold here I don't find it to be nearly as cold as say the East Coast where I grew up. High wind in my neighborhood is rare and even when it's 30 degrees it doesn't feel nearly as cold.

Compare that also to Southern California - if the temp drops below even 45 degrees at night, it definitely feels chilly as well.

Based on your upbringing, do you define Denver as a "cold" city? I would say probably not because it's not consistent, but it can and does get cold with occasional bitterly cold days.

Old 01-24-2017, 01:16 PM
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I consider Denver as a mild-climate city. I mostly base that opinion on the consistency of the weather, which is mostly mild throughout the year. In exceptional circumstances, it does get very cold and icy. But that weather usually only lasts a day or two.
Old 01-24-2017, 01:21 PM
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Grew up in Eastern Europe, then spent 10 years in lower Midwest. Denver's winters are mild compared to what I'm used to, mainly because of the abundance of sun during winter and the fact that snow melts between snowstorms 9 times out of 10.

Summers are hot, but I enjoy the fact that it cools off after 8 pm. Overall, I'm in love with the climate here. Having 4 seasons and snow is a must for me, but Denver winter is as mild as you can get with actually getting snow.
Old 01-24-2017, 01:28 PM
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I will also note that lack of humidity is a huge factor in terms of how cold it feels here.

I've been out during a sunny, 32 degree day and have felt comfortable in shorts and a light jacket. This is not something that would fly in a more humid climate, where anything under 60 degrees (F) can feel uncomfortably chilly.
Old 01-24-2017, 01:29 PM
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If it snows there, it's cold.
Old 01-24-2017, 02:21 PM
Location: Aurora, CO
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Negative ghost rider. Out of the cities that experience a true 4-season climate (and no, 3 inches of snow every 3 years doesn't count), Denver is one of the mildest.
Old 01-24-2017, 03:27 PM
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I grew up here and didn't know any different. It was what it was. I went to college in the Midwest and for the first time in my life realized how pleasant the weather is here, both summer and winter. Damp, gray cold is much worse than sunny, dry cold.
Old 01-24-2017, 03:40 PM
Location: Littleton, CO
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I consider it a windy place and during the summer the nights are much cooler than I am accustomed to for summer nights, but overall I agree with the "mild" climate.
Old 01-24-2017, 04:33 PM
Location: In The Thin Air
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Originally Posted by Axxlrod View Post
If it snows there, it's cold.
It is all about perspective. Yes, it has to be cold to snow but there is a huge difference between snow at 2 degrees compared to snow at 30 degrees.

Winter nights in San Diego feel colder than winter nights here, at least to me. The humidity does that.
Old 01-24-2017, 04:41 PM
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I consider Denver a cold city
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