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Old 03-05-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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I live in the Bay Area of California where it's considered a cold day if it doesn't get above 55 F. Sometimes we get down into the 30s at night but warms up into the mid 50s by day. I've experienced temps in the teens and 20s both in Lake Tahoe and NYC in winter (both were vacations) but never experienced anything lower than 15 F.

Just curious to see what it would feel like to step into -30 weather....from someone who comes from a mild winter climate...Would I be able to walk around if I was bundled up okay or would my weak California system instantly freeze solid?

Check out my other thread about acclimating within a week to two drastrically different vacation spots and then completely opposite reactions to the exact same temperatures when coming back home at I believe that I acclimated within a week when I travelled in February...Hawaii one year and NYC the next..
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:49 AM
 
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I dont know because to me 55f is quite warm. So 55f feeling cold to me is just like a laughing stock.

I dont think -30 would feel that cold. Ive felt -20c and it was ok. Personally you dont notice the difference betwen -5 and -20
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:53 AM
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Anything below 40 feels bitterly cold so I can't begin to imagine what -30F feels like.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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I dont know because to me 55f is quite warm. So 55f feeling cold to me is just like a laughing stock.

I dont think -30 would feel that cold. Ive felt -20c and it was ok. Personally you dont notice the difference betwen -5 and -20
I can't even conceptualize anything lower than 5 F. But also to say anything lower than 40 F is bitterly cold is equally ridicious. o Although it's very rare for a daytime high to be less than 50 F, nightime lows in the low to mid 30s are not uncommon here in Los Gatos, CA. I find early morning walks with the dog to be cold but pleasant in the direct sun but I do need three layers....turtleneck, sweater, windbreaker. Also there is no wind so the feels like temp might be around 40 or so on those mornings.

Also, to me 20 F felt comfy in NYC (first week of Feb 2013) cuz I was wearing 4 layers (turtleneck, sweater, windbreaker, coat), boots, and gloves. I started the other thread about how 50 F suddenly felt warm when I got back to California from my trip to NYC but that only lasted a couple of days. Now I think 50 is cold again...


But that thread on acclimitazation got me curious about how I would react to much colder temps.....
I want to hear from someone who grew up in a mild climate never experiencing cold and what they felt like when they went out into -20 or colder.....

Like someone stepping off of a plane from Singapore to Winnepeg in January as the most drastric extreme of this...

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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I live in a climate were winters even warmer than yours and -20 and -30 in Minneapolis didnt feel half bad. I was born in a city with colder winters than here, but still very warm winters for world standards (Mar del Plata) and one windy/humid/grey/rainy typical 5c day in MDP felt worse to me than a -20c sunny crispy day in Minneapolis.

But this happen more than 10 years ago, maybe im idealizing my memory. Would like to experience -20 soon enough to see how they feel now that im used to live in a very warm subtropical climate with no cold at all.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:42 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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30f isnt cold at all. Its 30 now and its actually quirte nice.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:01 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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30f isnt cold at all. Its 30 now and its actually quirte nice.
Stop belittling people some people feel cold at 0c or 12c its just your perception no right or wrong! Anyway -30c is cold no matter how you put it. brrr
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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30f isnt cold at all. Its 30 now and its actually quirte nice.
Well 30F is below freezing so I'm sure many millions of people would find that cold.

We have a couple of Caribbean guys at work who wear gloves when it's around 70F! It's safe to say people's perceptions of cold aren't going to be the same as yours owen.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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I live in Norway and have never experienced -30 °C. I think -20 °C is cold enough.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Homewood, IL
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It really depends on the humidity level. I'm from New Orleans, and when it gets to be 30 F there it feels extremely cold because of high humidity. People don't realize that humidity not only is for hot weather!! But, now I live outside of Chicago and when it is 30 here, and dry, with the sun out, it feels nice and cool. But, I've seen the thermostat up here say -8, and when you step out in it with the wind blowing, no matter the humidity, you definitely feel it.
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