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Old 10-27-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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The fact that you threw on a coat shows it's cold. I dare you to walk out in tank top and shorts with flip flops in 30 degree weather.
Throwing a coat can mean its cool.

And when there's no wind, throwing out garbage or something like that can be done without a coat in the 30s

30s are overrated.

Like that guy said... 0 and 30 is way different.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Throwing a coat can mean its cool.

And when there's no wind, throwing out garbage or something like that can be done without a coat in the 30s

30s are overrated.

Like that guy said... 0 and 30 is way different.
It's still considered cold though. Your going to tell me its not??

Also 30 with high humidity and 30 with low humidity is quite a difference as well.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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It's still considered cold though. Your going to tell me its not??

Also 30 with high humidity and 30 with low humidity is quite a difference as well.
It is all perspective.
30 in the winter in Chicago is BALMY. If it was 30s in January high and sun out, I would often walk outside without my jacket to go out for lunch, just because I could, knowing it might be a high of 10 the next day. Once you have a week of the temps fluttering single digits then you get a day that is 30, it is going to be refreshing!
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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It's still considered cold though. Your going to tell me its not??

Also 30 with high humidity and 30 with low humidity is quite a difference as well.
If you think 30 is enough for you to stay sequestered inside your home, then you should stay in the South. Humidity isn't even a factor here.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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Throwing a coat can mean its cool.

And when there's no wind, throwing out garbage or something like that can be done without a coat in the 30s

30s are overrated.

Like that guy said... 0 and 30 is way different.
Interesting. One morning I was in the backyard. It was sunny and no wind from any direction. It felt like it was 60 degrees outside. It was really 45 degrees F.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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If you think 30 is enough for you to stay sequestered inside your home, then you should stay in the South. Humidity isn't even a factor here.
Did I say it was enough for me to stay in the house???? I worked outside in this weather for 8-9 hours a day. I hated it and so did my body, but I did it. It's not pleasant when your dealing with allergies, high fever, sinus pressure, and more. If your not use to this type of weather; you will be f***ed up. Humidity is very much a factor; high humidity in cold weather can make 30 feel like 20.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Did I say it was enough for me to stay in the house???? I worked outside in this weather for 8-9 hours a day. I hated it and so did my body, but I did it. It's not pleasant when your dealing with allergies, high fever, sinus pressure, and more. If your not use to this type of weather; you will be f***ed up. Humidity is very much a factor; high humidity in cold weather can make 30 feel like 20.
Yeah but once you get in the teens or lower it doesn't really make a difference.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Yeah but once you get in the teens or lower it doesn't really make a difference.
True. That's when I'd call in for work and lock myself in my house with the heat on BLAST!

I hated living in a house with wood floors, especially during the winter.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: MI
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As a Southerner up here in Michigan the only times I was really cold was when I worked at the grape juice factory 2nd shift. Employee parking is a long 200 yards away from the plant entrance and about 75 yards of that is a walkway about 15ft wide, in between 2 large buildings......it's nickname is "the wind tunnel".

I would leave the plant around 11pm, mid-January, single digit temps with 15-20mph winds,(the wind tunnel magnifies these conditions x3 at least) and get to my truck. The heat in my 93 Ranger sucks so I drive the 5 miles home switching left hand on the steering wheel for 30 seconds, right hand in coat pocket, right hand on wheel for 30 seconds, left hand in coat pocket......and I had gloves on.

There is no eskimo, nor Siberian, polar bear or penguin that can navigate the the wind tunnel in a Michigan winter and truthfully say 'It's not cold'.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:35 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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i'm from ny, and i'm telling you, anything below like 55 or so is cold. cold is cold. none of this, i'ma be a tough man and lie through my teeth (or in this case my fingers). if i can't be out in a short sleeve shirt then its cold. if i have to put a jacket on or a hoodie then its cold.

of course there are differences in cold weather. obviously 50 degrees and 20 degrees feel different. but cold is cold. if it isn't hot (80's+) or warm (70's) or "cool" (60's) then it is cold to me. period.

if the hi or low is 30, its cold. thats a coat + scarf weather. period.
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