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Old 03-05-2008, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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If I shiver it is to cold.
If I sweat it is to hot
I shiver when it's too cold
I sweat when I'm not hot, but thoroughly warm, causing happiness and contentment
I start fading in-and-out of consciousness when it's too hot

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Old 03-05-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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i didn't think anything below 10 degrees would be considered FRIGID in chicago, i have an aunt that lives in a suburb of Chicago and it gets down below 10 quite frequenly there.
There are only 20 days on average below 5 (!!!) degrees in Chicago, and those are nighttime LOWS, not daytime highs. Like most people, Im sure your aunt is talkin out her butt. Same goes for those morons who say, "oh its so hot in the midwest with 100 degrees and 100% humidity at the same time". That doesnt happen!!! Irks me to no end!!!!!!!!!

And besides, we were talking about MY classification of cold/warm, not your aunt's. And yes, when its 10 degrees or below, its bloody cold IMO. Thank goodness those temps dont stick around long, it chills to the bone.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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This is based upon our averages here and somewhat my perception, but more so the averages.


Summer:

Hot: Above 100
Warm: 90-100
Mild: 85-90
Cool: 75-85
Cold: N/A

Winter:

Hot: N/A
Warm: Above 50
Mild: 40-50
Cool: 30-40
Cold: Below 30


Now, my personal perception:


Summer:

Hot: Above 90
Warm: 80-90
Mild: 70-80
Cool: Below 70
Cold: N/A

Winter:

Hot: N/A
Warm: Above 40
Mild: 30-40
Cool: 20-30
Cold: Below 20
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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For me its not the temperature but humidity and dew point. I HATE damp-50 and damp in San Diego is colder to me than 30 and dry in Chicago. 85 and humid is hell for me while 92 and dry in the desert I can deal, with a fan preferably.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Personally, anything below 60 is cold and anything above 100 is hot. If it's a very humid area like Fla., anything above 85 is hot to me. But in my area~below zero is cold and 100 plus is hot because neither of those temps are unusual around here. The strong winds is what always makes things much worse.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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And yes, when its 10 degrees or below, its bloody cold IMO. Thank goodness those temps dont stick around long, it chills to the bone.
Most people hear, like easily 90% of the population is not happy about weather at 10 F or below. Especially in the daytime. That's when we have "cold weather alerts" that are mostly for more shelters to open up for the homeless so they don't freeze to death.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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There are only 20 days on average below 5 (!!!) degrees in Chicago, and those are nighttime LOWS, not daytime highs. Like most people, Im sure your aunt is talkin out her butt. Same goes for those morons who say, "oh its so hot in the midwest with 100 degrees and 100% humidity at the same time". That doesnt happen!!! Irks me to no end!!!!!!!!!

And besides, we were talking about MY classification of cold/warm, not your aunt's. And yes, when its 10 degrees or below, its bloody cold IMO. Thank goodness those temps dont stick around long, it chills to the bone.
oh my bad, but you got to remember she lives in a SUBURB of Chicago, probably a few degrees cooler than Downtown Chicago. i thought you meant that your local meteorologists in the news there considred anything below 10 "bitterly cold".
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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There are only 20 days on average below 5 (!!!) degrees in Chicago, and those are nighttime LOWS, not daytime highs. Like most people, Im sure your aunt is talkin out her butt. Same goes for those morons who say, "oh its so hot in the midwest with 100 degrees and 100% humidity at the same time". That doesnt happen!!! Irks me to no end!!!!!!!!!

And besides, we were talking about MY classification of cold/warm, not your aunt's. And yes, when its 10 degrees or below, its bloody cold IMO. Thank goodness those temps dont stick around long, it chills to the bone.
i know 10F is bitterly cold, especially when it's overcast and windy, not too bad when it's sunny and calm though.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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There are only 20 days on average below 5 (!!!) degrees in Chicago, and those are nighttime LOWS, not daytime highs. Like most people, Im sure your aunt is talkin out her butt. Same goes for those morons who say, "oh its so hot in the midwest with 100 degrees and 100% humidity at the same time". That doesnt happen!!! Irks me to no end!!!!!!!!!

And besides, we were talking about MY classification of cold/warm, not your aunt's. And yes, when its 10 degrees or below, its bloody cold IMO. Thank goodness those temps dont stick around long, it chills to the bone.
notice i said below 10 not below 5, and of course we're talkin about nightime lows no place under 45 degrees north latitude "frequently" has highs below 10, anyways.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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There are only 20 days on average below 5 (!!!) degrees in Chicago, and those are nighttime LOWS, not daytime highs. Like most people, Im sure your aunt is talkin out her butt. Same goes for those morons who say, "oh its so hot in the midwest with 100 degrees and 100% humidity at the same time". That doesnt happen!!! Irks me to no end!!!!!!!!!

And besides, we were talking about MY classification of cold/warm, not your aunt's. And yes, when its 10 degrees or below, its bloody cold IMO. Thank goodness those temps dont stick around long, it chills to the bone.
it gets me pretty mad too when people say the temp is 95 with a 95% humidity, that's downright impossible!! That's a heat index of like 140.
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