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Old 03-11-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Twenty Fahrenheit or below.
Actually the 'teens can be OK if there's no wind and the sun is shining. I'll walk the dogs if it's 17 F, calm and sunny - although one has to wear a coat in those temps.
Single digits is definitely cold.

(And I am miserable when it's over 80.)

It's all relative. Yes, I live in a colder climate. And I love it!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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40 and below
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: New Brunswick
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Right now it is almost midnight and 62 degrees Fahrenheit and it's COLD. This is Hawaii, we don't have a heater in our house so if it is 62 outside it is 62 inside as well. Brrrr! Betcha you folks with heaters would have turned them on by now if this temperature was inside your house. Fortunately, we have an electric blanket so we will probably survive. I suppose putting on socks would help, too.
Brisbane Australia is like that to. Little houses have heaters, there's little insulation and despite the subtropical climate it can get pretty cool at night with the houses close to the outside night temperature.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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23.6 celsius
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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It depends on the time of year and also whether I'm inside or outside.

Here are some definitions:

Indoors: Below 18°C / 64°F
Outside daytime summer: Below 16°C / 61°F
Outside daytime winter: Below 7°C / 45°F (above would be "cool", still needing a coat of course)
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: London
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My "cold" scale:

0C to -10C: cool/ nippy

-10C to -20C: very cool

-20 to -35C: super cool

-35C to -50C: cold

-50C to -60C: very cold

-60C and lower: severely cold
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: MD suburbs of DC
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Below freezing is pretty chilly.
Below 15 degrees Fahrenheit is quite cold.

My parents (raised in Indonesia) consider anything below 40 degrees Fahrenheit as extremely cold and have to wear triple layers (which I avoid doing until I reach single digit temps).
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:28 PM
 
Location: HERE
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Below freezing is pretty chilly.
Below 15 degrees Fahrenheit is quite cold.

My parents (raised in Indonesia) consider anything below 40 degrees Fahrenheit as extremely cold and have to wear triple layers (which I avoid doing until I reach single digit temps).
I wear triple layers sometimes at 45 F (thin layers though, t-shirt, sweater, and windbreaker)..
I have seen people wearing thick down jackets, gloves, and a scarf at 55 F as well...
I'm not joking either....
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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everything under 10C
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Deltana, AK
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I'm near Fairbanks, AK. I've been plenty cold at 60F in wet and windy weather in summer, but after a long deep cold snap, -20F feels like pleasant, outdoor sports type weather (properly dressed of course). It's totally dependent on the conditions, and it's difficult to describe to people who live in more mild, consistent climates. Here, we bottom out around -55 most years, and top out around around 90.

In the middle of winter (with windchill factor):
-50: don't go outside unless you have to.
-40: pay attention: cars aren't happy, pipes and fingertips freeze fast.
-20: no unnecessary extended outdoor activities. Need full arctic gear if you're outside more than 15 minutes or so. Vehicles must have electric block heater to start.
0: Need to be careful about clothing and outdoor safety, but generally pleasant mid winter weather if the wind is calm. Good idea to plug in vehicles.
20: Really nice winter weather. Bundle up and get outside!
35: Gloves and hats come off, t-shirts if it's sunny. Everybody's ecstatic if it's March, but a little concerned about melting snow and overflow if it's January.

In summer, anything below 50 (or almost any time it's raining and/or windy) is "chilly," and in the 30s is "cold."
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