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Old 10-28-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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30 is not cool; it's cold. It's below freezing. 60 is cool.
60 is still send your kids outside in shorts and a t shirt to play in the yard weather.
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:21 AM
 
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In my experience; it's almost rare to have it drop down into the 20s and 30s and not have any wind in Texas (at least the central Texas area). They are like the windiest days. That weather is actually tolerable to me without wind, but the wind is what makes it freezing. Also, freezing rain is just topping on the cake.
Yeah, wind makes a huge difference. It's the wintertime equivalent of the old saying about how it's not the heat but the humidity that kills you. Wind makes a huge difference in how tolerable cold wether is. And freezing rain can be bad. The worst combination is cold, wind, AND rain. That can be tough, even if it's not really all that cold, like say in the 40's, maybe even 50's.

Up here in Boston, it's possible to get almost any kind of weather at some point during the winter, except really warm temperatures. That means there can be wind and cold, but it can also be frosty, clear, and still. The cold, still days really can be quite comfortable if there is no wind, and if you're moving around. When it's sunny out, the sun can really add to the feeling of warmth on really still days as well. With wind, though, it can be pretty rough even if the temperature is in the 20's or 30's.

And then, as I related in that previous post, there were those high school football games late in the season. In temperatures that would just be normal winter temps around here, and which you probably get in Texas in a few cold snaps just about every winter--so, nothing extraordinarily cold--it could still seem awfully damn cold to be outside just sitting there in those bleachers not moving at all.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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30 is cool, not cold.
Maybe if the sun is out and the air is still.

I've been known since childhood as "Mr. Freeze" but generally speaking 30 is cold. It's maybe not "very cold" or "dang cold" or "frigid" but it is cold. I could probably be comfortable in 30 degree weather with just a sweater, but I'm a very small man of stocky build.

Cool is like 40-60, maybe 35-55 at the lowest. Granted Chicago has differing standards, but I don't think it's at all reasonable to say 30 isn't cold. At least it's maybe "a mite cold" or "a bit cold" or something.
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Old 10-29-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I really don't think you can consider anything under 40 "cool". It's cold regardless of whatever it feels like to you. 30 is below the freezing point; this obviously mean its cold. I could easily sit here and say "oh 85 isn't hot at all; it's cool". However, its hot nonetheless. I'd say 50 to 70 would be cool. 70 with a breeze can be a little chilly.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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60 is still send your kids outside in shorts and a t shirt to play in the yard weather.
Not in Texas; people will still be out wearing shorts and small jackets though.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Not in Texas; people will still be out wearing shorts and small jackets though.
I've noticed people in Texas will also be waring jeans in like 90 degree weather.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I've noticed people in Texas will also be waring jeans in like 90 degree weather.
Hell you'll have ladies wearing boots and jackets in 90 degree weather in Texas lol
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Where I was the girls would wear shorts around this time of year. It would be like high-40s or low-50s and they were in shorts. However I don't think this had anything to do with being tough. I think I asked once "aren't you cold?" and they were like "yes we're freezing!" Once inside they'd keep complaining about how cold it was. I think they just thought they looked better in shorts. It was the one thing about girls there that struck me as dumber than the guys there. Although I suppose women are more pressured to "suffer for fashion."
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:20 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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they constantly complain about the winter and say the weather is bad if it's cold or if it snows....lol, what do they expect? to be summer forever? I personally prefer to experience 4 seasons like in the East Coast. The cold is what keeps me awake and alert but too much of it would be annoying, same for summer.
So because you said, "Southerners are scared of the cold." People come on this thread and accept it as fact. I don't like temperatures below 20 and when it gets below 10 it is uncomfortable to be outside--something we don't see very often, but it does not scare me.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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I've noticed people in Texas will also be waring jeans in like 90 degree weather.
Good. Anything to stop that hideous shorts pandemia.
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