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Old 10-04-2019, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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Had a thought about using a slightly different metric to calculate climate/weather. Notably, what percentage of the year is a jacket required. For example, for NYC, there are probably 135 days a year where no jacket is required (thanks Phil Collins). Miami? 330? LA is tricky as it’s relatively warm year round but due to the drier climate, sometimes you may need a light jacket even in summer nights. Etc etc.

Completely random absurd topic I know. Sue me.

Now do your town. Go.
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Had a thought about using a slightly different metric to calculate climate/weather. Notably, what percentage of the year is a jacket required. For example, for NYC, there are probably 135 days a year where no jacket is required (thanks Phil Collins). Miami? 330? LA is tricky as it’s relatively warm year round but due to the drier climate, sometimes you may need a light jacket even in summer nights. Etc etc.

Completely random absurd topic I know. Sue me.

Now do your town. Go.
In the central west and west plains, a lot of this will depend on what time of day you're out? 630AM or 230PM makes a 30 degree difference many days. If we took 700PM as the benchmark, I'd say Denver would be about the same, about 4-5 months out of the year.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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two to three months here in Midland, Texas.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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hmm. i like cooler weather, so don't wear a jacket that much until winter. In Pittsburgh I'd say December to March a jacket or coat is generally required for me. so that's 1/3. of course this varies and sometimes october and November, might want a jacket, but on average not needed for me.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:02 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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It depends on your tolerance for cooler weather. For me, around late September is when i start wearing a jacket. By early November im wearing a coat until early April, and jacket until late April/early May.
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:02 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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A jacket is required maybe November -March in Baton Rouge though often that's a light jacket not a heavy one, and it wouldn't be every single day within that period.

The metric I like to use is how long in the year can you swim outdoors.

But yeah, Louisiana does have a winter, its not as long or cold as up north, but I'd say at least 3-4 months the heat would be on regularly and I would wear a coat outside. The people who claim Louisiana has no winter are those who believe temperatures must go below freezing to qualify as winter, I guess our winters here are considered fall weather in the Northeast and Upper Midwest.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:59 AM
 
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Jacket weather may be a little subjective. I have a friend from Chicago that wears short sleeves unless it's below 40 degrees.

In LA, I once walked into work behind a woman wearing a full winter coat, fur lined boots, mittens, a knit hat, with a scarf wrapped around her face covering everything below her eyes, when there was a light breeze, a little overcast, and ... 58F.
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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Jacket weather may be a little subjective. I have a friend from Chicago that wears short sleeves unless it's below 40 degrees.
Yeah, it's all relative. My uncle who will be 83 in December, born and raised in Northeastern PA, then lived in New Jersey and Connecticut, moved his family to Scottsdale, AZ (he's still there) in 1979 to work for Motorola, and he'll wear a jacket/sweater when it's in the 70's!

When I worked down in Antarctica, I would consistently wear shorts when I wasn't working, which meant post-holing it to get to other buildings some times in shorts.

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Old 10-05-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Three years ago on exactly these dates my husband and I went to Maine on vacation. (It was beautiful by the way.)

Many things struck me but clothing wise this really stuck out - the "summer" attire was all on sale. It was what we would consider "winter" attire here - sweat shirts, jackets, hoodies, that sort of thing. So the good news is that we got a lot of really fun clothing items at clearance prices! The other thing that struck me was that when we went to the LL Bean outlet, there was not a SINGLE thing we could imagine buying - which was surprising. That was because without exception, every single item was incredibly heavy and hot. We couldn't imagine wearing even the heavy flannel shirts in NE Texas.

I agree with Tom - like Louisiana, Texas has a winter too. And it does get below freezing here, pretty regularly from December through February, and occasionally in March and November. But it rarely stays below freezing during the day - it generally warms up to the 50s, though of course we have a few cold spells where the temps are below 20 at night and don't get above about 35 during the day - but those events are rare. So we generally wear jackets - or at least a sweat shirt and maybe a T shirt under it - for probably 120 days at the most per year - maybe more like 90.
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yeah, it's all relative. My uncle who will be 83 in December, born and raised in Northeastern PA, then lived in New Jersey and Connecticut, moved his family to Scottsdale, AZ (he's still there) in 1979 to work for Motorola, and he'll wear a jacket/sweater when it's in the 70's!

When I worked down in Antarctica, I would consistently wear shorts when I wasn't working, which meant post-holing it to get to other buildings some times in shorts.



Shorts, Hawaiian shirt and Flip Flops in Antartica Never thought I'd see that
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