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Old 02-23-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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So I was having a talk with some guy that lives in a climate with an average January high of 26.4F/-3.1C and low of 6.2F/-14.3C. He also was in a climate that got colder than Thompson, Manitoba.


So he said that -4F/-20C as a high isn't cold. So what do you think of a -20C/-4F high. Is it actually cold? Or is it just meh? Or is it even very cold?


I have never met a person that has said -13F/-25C isn't cold, but I have heard a few that said it wasn't cold to -4F/-20C/

 
Old 02-23-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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So I was having a talk with some guy that lives in a climate with an average January high of 26.4F/-3.1C and low of 6.2F/-14.3C. He also was in a climate that got colder than Thompson, Manitoba.


So he said that -4F/-20C as a high isn't cold. So what do you think of a -20C/-4F high. Is it actually cold? Or is it just meh? Or is it even very cold?


I have never met a person that has said -13F/-25C isn't cold, but I have heard a few that said it wasn't cold to -4F/-20C/
-20C is bitterly cold and arctic. I've never experienced such a low temperature, even as a low temp. Lowest I've ever been in was -17C here in 2010.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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So I was having a talk with some guy that lives in a climate with an average January high of 26.4F/-3.1C and low of 6.2F/-14.3C. He also was in a climate that got colder than Thompson, Manitoba.


So he said that -4F/-20C as a high isn't cold. So what do you think of a -20C/-4F high. Is it actually cold? Or is it just meh? Or is it even very cold?


I have never met a person that has said -13F/-25C isn't cold, but I have heard a few that said it wasn't cold to -4F/-20C/
If someone is used to living in a climate that has cold winters, then the periodic -4 F/-20 C wouldn't feel that cold to them. Thompson, Manitoba has a very cold winter so the guy you were talking with was probably being forthright when he told you that he didn't feel that cold at -4 F/-20 C.

If it is -4 F out and you have high winds then yes, it is going to feel miserably cold out. If the winds are relatively calm and you get the -4 F in mid-winter after you are already accustomed to some colder weather then it doesn't feel all that bad or at least not to me. The 26.4 F/ -3.1 C is just about perfect for a January high.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 03:08 PM
 
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If someone is used to living in a climate that has cold winters, then the periodic -4 F/-20 C wouldn't feel that cold to them. Thompson, Manitoba has a very cold winter so the guy you were talking with was probably being forthright when he told you that he didn't feel that cold at -4 F/-20 C.

If it is -4 F out and you have high winds then yes, it is going to feel miserably cold out. If the winds are relatively calm and you get the -4 F in mid-winter after you are already accustomed to some colder weather then it doesn't feel all that bad or at least not to me. The 26.4 F/ -3.1 C is just about perfect for a January high.
I agree that -3.1C is ideal for a January high. I don't agree that -20C isn't cold, it is bitterly cold.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Of course -20C is cold, bitterly cold!!
 
Old 02-23-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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I've only experienced that temperature a few times in my life and I'd consider it extremely cold. I wouldn't want to live anywhere where that temperature is a frequent occurrence.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 04:00 PM
 
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That's pretty cold...we had record cold here on Jan. 30th: -21F was the low for the day and -5F was the HIGH! And there was wind of up to 20 mph so wind chills of almost -50F (if you believe in wind chill).
 
Old 02-23-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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Never felt it so don't know.
 
Old 02-23-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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Never felt it so don't know.
Obviously its bitterly cold, you don't need to feel it to know that!
 
Old 02-23-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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It's somewhat cold but not very cold. From the few weeks of experience I got in those temps:

-Unless there are high winds I wouldn't need my thickest parka, just an ordinary (but good) winter jacket suffices
-During the day I could wear actual gloves without my hands freezing (as opposed to 17 inch long mitts that extend all the way to my elbows, which I'd use for -30 C)
-It's a temperature where (as opposed to, say -40 C) many people actually do a lot of outdoor activities like skiing & XC skiing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, etc
-I don't need a mask, which I start using around -25 to -30 C

I agree that -25 C is cold as a high. Coldest high I experienced in Yellowknife was -31 C and lots of people were still out walking their dogs and riding snowmobiles.
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