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View Poll Results: Which city would you say has more bitter cold temperatures/windchills during winter?
Indianapolis, Indiana 7 63.64%
Denver, Colorado 4 36.36%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2019, 12:40 PM
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Which city would you say has worse bitter cold temperatures or windchills during winter?
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:10 PM
 
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I honestly don't know. Ask Peyton Manning! He would probably know. Now being serious it depends on if you are talking day or night temperatures as Denver gets quite warm during the day yeah.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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I honestly don't know. Ask Peyton Manning! He would probably know. Now being serious it depends on if you are talking day or night temperatures as Denver gets quite warm during the day yeah.
Denver doesn't regularly get warm days in winter. The average high in winter is a chilly 6-8C. Occasionally the temperature will reach a warm 18-19C, and on exceptional days a hot 24-27C. Some winters have highs below -18C on exceptional days, which is arctic.
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Old 03-09-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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Denver has a lower mean minimum, -24.8C. In Indianapolis it is -22.1C. So I go with Denver.
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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The lowest temperatures I experienced were in these two metros actually. In the very cold wimter of 2014 I felt -14 in January or February in the Indianapolis area, and in November I felt -14 in the Denver area. Both felt very similar(of course they would right) but when the wind blew where I was near Indianapolis, the bite of the air was a bit worse than Denver. So my vote is for Indy being worse. Denver being less humid and sunnier makes a decent difference.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:32 AM
 
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Probably Indy, it has colder highs on average.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Indianapolis is probably cloudier and stays colder in the day most days. Denver seems like its really dry and sunny.
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Old Today, 01:28 AM
 
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Denver weather can be quite extreme as both with early/late season blizzards.. like this year.
However the Midwest is subject to Arctic airmass more frequently, has much greater humidity, cloud cover and low elevation (more air molecules at sea level compared to 5000 ft, will chill you quicker) all result in a bonechilling feel

Colorado and the Rocky Mountains as a whole are relatively mild in winter
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Old Today, 07:16 AM
 
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I would say Indianapolis has more consistently dangerous wind chills, but Denver's can be much worse.

Denver can be really windy in spots (both warm or cold), especially in the northern/northwestern suburbs. Denver recorded a -50 (F) wind chill over three days in 1989. Most don't get to take advantage of Denver's typically milder winter temperatures because the temperature shoots up for about two hours in the afternoon, then once the sun goes down, the temperature drops in a hurry.
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