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Old 05-13-2009, 05:20 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Considering humidity was medium, there was no wind, and it was partly cloudy, or say you were in a dark room, what degree of cold is equally bad as what degree of heat for you?

For instance, for me my dislike for cold and heat at 21C (70F) is nothing -that is my neutral and most preferred point. A 15C (60F) daytime high feels about as unpleasant as a 35C (95F) day for me. A high of 50F about as bad as a 100F day (here we're not used to cold), and extreme heat in the range of 110F about as bad as a 45F day.

As for minimum, a cold night of 32F is about equally unpleasant for me as muggy 72F night.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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With the criteria of low humidity and no wind, etc~I'll take 112 any day before I'll take zero. I don't like it when it's below freezing, but with no wind~that's not really cold to me except when we're coming out of 80 degree days and wake up to freezing temps. I don't feel that uncomfy in the heat and I actually like humidity. Guess that's cause I'm heading for middle age and I know it's good for your skin.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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This is for strictly "windless days" right?

When you're outside all day,
a high of 44 (7 C) can be just as challenging
as a day with a high of 104 F (40 C)

- light to moderate excersize in both kinds of temps;
- "proper" clothing for for each type of day,
- enough fluids that hydration is a non-issue for the hot day

*never doing heavy excersize could prevent any heat-illness on the hot day,
however prevent you from generating proper body heat on the cold day, after a few hours that is...

** Remember, these are "highs",
so the day with the high of 44 F will likely have plenty of daylight temps in the high 30's F,
and could have some daylight temps in the high 20's to low 30's F.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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highs below 15C - unpleasant, highs above 45C - unpleasant
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I really have no idea how very-dry weather feels like when it's hot,

but in my car it was 43 C once (109.5 F) in winter,
(trying to "burn" the ice off my glass ) so the dewpoint was only about 15 F or -10 C.
That wasn't any more awkward than my car is before starting it on a 9 C (49 F) morning.

* Regarding my first post,
for me 104 F with "moderate humidity" implies humidity between 35-45%;
the air will feel thick, but it will also have a mild-drying effect.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:39 AM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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Maximums below 21oC - nice and refreshing
Maximums below 15oC - cold but still far preferable to that of a humid (90%) 25oC day
Maximums above 30oC with 90% humidity - awful.
Maximums above 35oC with 5 to 10% humidity - quite tolerable but with an unpleasant NW-N wind.

Minimums above 20oC & 90% humidity - terrible
Minimums below 15oC - refreshing
Minimums below 10oC - cold with fresh winds but makes one feel very "alive" and "alert" which is nice

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Old 07-07-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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I've always thought that 100F was roughly equal to 0F. And then for every degree about 100 it's 3 degrees below 0F. Like 110 would be equal to -30, 120 equal to -60, 130 equal to -90, etc.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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0C is about as unpleasant as 50C, assuming you were stuck outside in a shirt and shorts for both temps.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I've always thought that 100F was roughly equal to 0F.
What???
No way...

For a daytime high,
100 F (38 C) equals the discomfort of 50 F (10 C).
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: IN
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100F= terribly uncomfortable
-20F= moderately uncomfortable

Palm Trees= bad climate
Balsam Fir Trees= good climate
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