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Old 01-12-2019, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Ummm wear gloves.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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It is partially because you have not adjusted to it yet.

This past fall I was up north (when it was still warmer down here) where it was about 2C windy and my hands were turning blue and numb after only 30 mins outside with thinsulate mitts on. Another person I was with also commented how cold it was, they too with gloves on and cold hands. The locals who were with us didn’t even have gloves on.

Meanwhile, this time of year that temperature is not even toque or gloves weather.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Welp, I have finally made the move to a colder climate. Today it was 24F/-4C with a wind chill of 15F/-9C. I have lived in a warmer climate all my life, and I thought I could handle it. I have been outisde at 48F/9C in t-shirts without issue before. So I went out for a walk in that weather I described above (the 15F/-9C windchill). I was wearing a warm hat, a short sleeve t-shirt, a light fleece over the shirt, boxer briefs, jeans, some regular socks, and some high top shoes. No gloves though. I was outside walking for 10 minutes. The first of the 5 I was walking with my hands in the fleece pockets. Then after that I used my phone for a bit then my hands started to feel cold, weak, and numb I suppose. I had a hard time bending my fingers, and it felt weird going into my pocket. Then when I got inside after that, my hands started to get very red and they felt full. Does anyone else go through that? That temperature shouldn't be cold enough to do that to me. It is probably slightly warmer than average for this time of year here. Can I get use to this, or do I have Raynaunds or something?
that's pretty cold weather to be outside. I know I would never go out at such cold temperatures.

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Old 01-12-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Welp, I have finally made the move to a colder climate. Today it was 24F/-4C with a wind chill of 15F/-9C. I have lived in a warmer climate all my life, and I thought I could handle it. I have been outisde at 48F/9C in t-shirts without issue before. So I went out for a walk in that weather I described above (the 15F/-9C windchill). I was wearing a warm hat, a short sleeve t-shirt, a light fleece over the shirt, boxer briefs, jeans, some regular socks, and some high top shoes. No gloves though. I was outside walking for 10 minutes. The first of the 5 I was walking with my hands in the fleece pockets. Then after that I used my phone for a bit then my hands started to feel cold, weak, and numb I suppose. I had a hard time bending my fingers, and it felt weird going into my pocket. Then when I got inside after that, my hands started to get very red and they felt full. Does anyone else go through that? That temperature shouldn't be cold enough to do that to me. It is probably slightly warmer than average for this time of year here. Can I get use to this, or do I have Raynaunds or something?
The same thing happens to me. Sometimes my hands will get so cold that when they start warming up again I am crying from the pain. I think it's chilblains because when I was younger I had a touch of frostbite in my hands.

When my hands start getting cold and I don't have gloves, I stick them in my armpits. But I try to never go without gloves. Sometimes I will wear two pair of gloves if they are the cheap Walmart 99 cent kind.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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mittens rule.
not gloves.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:31 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Could be snowflake syndrome.
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:47 PM
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Location: Ontario
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mittens rule.
not gloves.
Yes, agree. I have really warm mittens called “hot paws”,
needed when it really gets cold (below -10C).

If it’s just a couple of degrees below freezing gloves are good.

A couple of degree above freezing...like JetsNHL mentioned,
you get acclimatized by january...gloves or mitts are optional.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I have Raynauds and it doesn't generally just turn your hands red. Typically they turn white, then dark blue or black and then red. Fortunately since moving from Reno to Sacramento I don't have much of a problem with it any more. Reno winters are very cold and I would get an attack of Raynaud's just from holding my steering wheel without wearing gloves if the car had been parked outside overnight. Raynaud

My mother had it too but worse than I do, by the time she was in her late 50s she had lost the tips of several fingers due to gangrene
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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It is partially because you have not adjusted to it yet.

This past fall I was up north (when it was still warmer down here) where it was about 2C windy and my hands were turning blue and numb after only 30 mins outside with thinsulate mitts on. Another person I was with also commented how cold it was, they too with gloves on and cold hands. The locals who were with us didn’t even have gloves on.

Meanwhile, this time of year that temperature is not even toque or gloves weather.
This all reminds of Michigan. Got pretty cold in Detroit, though less-so than some other parts. Kalamazoo, though: hoo AH! Frostbike a few times walking around campus there, until I smartened up. Which means good equipment for the conditions. I had an arctic coat and gloves to match in those days. The hood was a real lifesaver.

Good to live in Seattle, which just doesn't get that cold, or at least not often. If it does, we manage. It's rare.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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By the way they make fingerless gloves (or should I say fingertip-less) that you can wear if you like to use your phone while you are walking. I get them for my kids in 5Below but they make heavier ones for people who work outside.
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