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Old 05-16-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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Is it bearable?
How do you play football in the cold?
How much colder is Minnesota than Chicago/Boston/Cleveland?

Also, in summer are there a lot of flies because of all the lakes?
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: cemetary
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Is it bearable? bearable enuf for bears and moose
How do you play football in the cold? easily
How much colder is Minnesota than Chicago/Boston/Cleveland? not much

Also, in summer are there a lot of flies because of all the lakes? nope - most of the flies are in the woods
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: MN
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Default I'd say Minnesota GETS cold, but it's always cold.

Is it bearable? Nov. Dec. are ok, little snow. Jan and Feb. are cold and winter starts to feel really long at that point.
How do you play football in the cold? Well, if you're talking HS, that's usually done by the end of Nov. where the avg. temp is around 35.
How much colder is Minnesota than Chicago/Boston/Cleveland? Here are Avg. temps for each place-

Twin Cities, yrly avg. temp -45
Jan: 13
Feb: 20
Mar: 32
Apr: 47
May: 59
Jun: 68
Jul: 73
Aug: 71
Sep: 61
Oct: 49
Nov: 32
Dec: 19

Boston, yrly avg. temp -52
Jan: 29
Feb: 31
Mar: 39
Apr: 48
May: 59
Jun: 68
Jul: 74
Aug: 72
Sep: 65
Oct: 54
Nov: 45
Dec: 35

Chicago, yrly avg. temp -51
Jan: 24
Feb 29
Mar: 39
Apr: 50
May: 61
Jun: 70
Jul: 76
Aug: 74
Sep: 66
Oct: 54
Nov: 41
Dec: 29

Cleveland, yrl avg. temp -50
Jan: 24
Feb: 27
Mar: 37
Apr: 48
May: 58
Jun: 68
Jul: 72
Aug: 70
Sep: 64
Oct: 53
Nov: 42
Dec: 31

Also, in summer are there a lot of flies because of all the lakes? No, not really. They're only really in the country and woods. Mosquitos aren't really even that bad anymore since they spray for them.

As you can see, most of the months from April - September are consistently the same temps from Chicago, Twin Cities, Cleveland and Boston. It's the winter months that just get significantly colder- December, January and February. That's where the 5 degree difference comes from.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:08 PM
 
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Default Is it bearable?

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Is it bearable?
How do you play football in the cold?
How much colder is Minnesota than Chicago/Boston/Cleveland?

Also, in summer are there a lot of flies because of all the lakes?
There are 5+ million people in Minnesota who manage to bear it, which should answer your first question.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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It's 77 sunny degrees here today, that's how cold MN is, today anyway.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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It is unbearable. Never gets above freezing all year long. 10 feet of snow on the ground, even snows in july. We all wear animal skins and live in igloos. Come and visit, but be sure to bring your parka and I hope your not affraid of polar bears walking down the street (:

Joking aside,
Jan and Feb are probably the months that I would rather not live here. There is usually a hand full of days each winter where it does not get above zero.. It dosnt really get warm until late April (but it was 80 on the last day of March this year). Summer days are 80's and 90's and can get humid. Spring and Fall are a temperature roller coster from cool to warm to hot.
Northern Minnesota differs quite a bit from southern Minnesota (ex. Duluth/Intl Falls compared to Marshall/Mankato temp wise).
I got a pretty nice sun burn today! 70's and 80's the rest of May it looks like.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Native South Floridian here - its bearable and spring and summer is awesome. Winter is a nice respite - cause there aint much im interested in doing once the holidays are over.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Is it bearable?
How do you play football in the cold?
How much colder is Minnesota than Chicago/Boston/Cleveland?

Also, in summer are there a lot of flies because of all the lakes?
How cold is it you ask??

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Old 05-18-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It's 77 sunny degrees here today, that's how cold MN is, today anyway.
Yeah, honestly why do people have to bring up the cold weather right now? Let's try to not worry about that for 4-5 months so we can enjoy the summer.
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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It evidently gets cold here or they wouldn't bury water lines at least 6ft deep to be safe from the soil frostline.
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