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Old 03-27-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Southerners are not used to the cold we get in the north pretty simple
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Do any of you know what humidity does to you in January? I've never experienced a northern winter but I can't imagine the normal day being worse than our coldest days.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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Do any of you know what humidity does to you in January? I've never experienced a northern winter but I can't imagine the normal day being worse than our coldest days.
It's true that freezing temperatures are often about equally comfortable when compared to the damp, raw winter weather you can get in "warmer" climates. However, the frozen stuff makes more of a mess, and that's often the biggest reason for complaints. Slow traffic, wet floors and such.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What a daft question.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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30 isn't cold and if you think it is, you're definitely from the South.
30 is below freezing. water turns to ice.
sure it gets colder but eh...
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Do any of you know what humidity does to you in January? I've never experienced a northern winter but I can't imagine the normal day being worse than our coldest days.
I'm sorry, but are you trying to tell us that a damp 40 degrees is actually colder than -10? Do you know that humidity and cold are directly correlated...and that the colder it gets, the less humidity the air can hold, hence when it's TRULY cold there is about 0 moisture in the air?

Now, I realize you can get hypothermia just as fast in the wet, cold rain as you can in sub-zero temps, but that's a somewhat different discussion.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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30 is below freezing. water turns to ice.
sure it gets colder but eh...
He has a point though....if 30 is your barometer, then we have completely different ideas of "cold".
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm sorry, but are you trying to tell us that a damp 40 degrees is actually colder than -10? Do you know that humidity and cold are directly correlated...and that the colder it gets, the less humidity the air can hold, hence when it's TRULY cold there is about 0 moisture in the air?
When it is cold enough like -50 or so it actually creates ice sparkles in the air.
-10 feels WAY worse than 40...

Now cold and drizzly at 40, probably feels just as bad as say 30...but the difference isn't THAT much.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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He has a point though....if 30 is your barometer, then we have completely different ideas of "cold".
30 is about as cold as it gets in lots of areas of the gulf coast, florida, california, etc. I think he was saying that as somebody there wouldn't have even experienced cold below 30, much less something like -30 wind chill.
30 is cold enough for me, and I've experienced -60 wind chill... I survived, but I didn't like it.
Growing up in the tropics and then California, I know this was true for me b/c I never even saw an actual snow shower or accumulated snow on the ground until I was 25, much less the sub zero temps I was about to experience.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm sorry, but are you trying to tell us that a damp 40 degrees is actually colder than -10? Do you know that humidity and cold are directly correlated...and that the colder it gets, the less humidity the air can hold, hence when it's TRULY cold there is about 0 moisture in the air?

Now, I realize you can get hypothermia just as fast in the wet, cold rain as you can in sub-zero temps, but that's a somewhat different discussion.
Our coldest days are more like humid 20, not 40, and everyday temps up there are not -10. Read what I typed.
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