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Old 08-05-2007, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I've occaisionally heard this to describe pleasantly cool or cold weather. I was curious as to what kind of temperature range this describes. I'm probably most interested because this word sounds pleasant.

While I probably won't agree as to what is nice "crisp" weather, I would like to have a better idea of what people are talking about.

My first guess was when the air has a light amount of frost in it, but then I've heard some people describe high 30's F, (which is several degrees above freezing) and sunshine as crisp weather.

So obviously this term is lost on me.

There's no right or wrong answer, I'd just like to hear other people's opinions.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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For me early morning in the high 50s, not a cloud in the ski, no breeze either.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Hey, that's 2 words. Ha, ha.

Interesting when you google crisp weather what results you get.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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To me, crisp weather indicates Fall, my favorite time of the year. It's in the 50s in the late afternoon, without a breath of wind, and sunny. Cool enough to wear a jacket out if it were even just a little windy, but not necessary without wind and plenty of bright sunshine. Oh yeah, and low, low, low humidity (I think that's where the "crisp" comes from). To me, that's a slice of heaven.
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Old 08-05-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: yeah
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For me early morning in the high 50s, not a cloud in the ski, no breeze either.
I think low humidity is also crucial, but perhaps that's more closely related to "no clouds" than I realize. I'm no expert.
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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"Crisp Weather": Temp: 45F, Dew Point 30F, Clear Sky, Light Breeze. PERFECT!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Awh, my favorite word to describe fall in Ohio. I consider this the 50° to 60° days, lots of sun, beautiful colored leaves, bonfires, etc. Also, since i'm in Ohio, this means football season (high school, college and NFL). Guess we're just crazy about football in this state..........well, at least NE Ohio.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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"Crisp Weather": Temp: 45F, Dew Point 30F, Clear Sky, Light Breeze. PERFECT!!
^That's it!

In the dead of winter, a day like this with a temp of even 25F can feel pleasantly crisp. To me it just means the air seems fresh, clean, and cool. IMO, the world gets so nasty when covered in the heat/stickiness/steaminess of summer (don't get me wrong, I love summer). In those first really cool days of Fall it feels to me that the world is getting cleaner, fresher.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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50s with a nice small breeze. My fave weather....
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I took the word crisp in it's usage to describe weather and slightly cold, but not cold enough to be uncomfortable. Something like mid to upper 30's in the winter/spring. 55-60 in the Summer. And low 40's in the fall. Just cold enough to make your teeth chatter until your body temperature changes and the teeth stop chattering.

Of course I looked it up at dictionary. And the definition as it pertains to weather is invigorating. Another version would be sharp. So a -10 degree temperature could also be crisp.

With this information my definition is a 5-10 degrees below average.
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