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Old 08-05-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Christmas morning and it is 70 degrees outside, that is a mild winter.
I agree with you.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Although the map lists Ky in zone 2 for harsh winters and lots of snow which is true for Northern Ky. We live in SouthEast Ky in the mountains. Our winters IMO( I grew up in flat Ohio) are very moderate. The mntns protect us from a lot of wind chill factor. We have occassional snow in the winter but usually disappears very rapidly in a day or so. It seems that the temps have risen just slightly over the years. Most of our coldest days are in December and January.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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I think people forget how severe winters have been in the past. In the past decade (Jan 1994) we state the state record all time low for Kentucky at
-37F in Shelbyville (North Central KY between Lexington and Louisville).Both cities right around 38 north...so along the lines of St. Louis and KC again. That morning in a nearby rural area my thermometer that registered -40F had its mercury reduced to a small dot at the bottom of the bulb on our farm...too low to measure the temperature! Upper midwesterners that move here never believe that story, its either insulting to them or they are disgusted that they didnt move far enough south to escape the possibility of experiencing weather like that in their new home.

I remember many winters near Louisville growing up where we had snowstorms that gave us over a foot of snow. Not every winter...but sometimes consecutive winters. Sometimes we had very little snow... sometimes we had over 30 inches a year. The last stretch of 10 years does seem to have been getting progressively milder at a faster pace!

Currently I live in Northern KY just south of downtown Cincinnati, and the coldest its been here in the 5 years I have lived here was -12. Our biggest snowstorm was around 10-12 inches.
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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I consider a winter as being mild if the average lows are at least 15 degrees and the average highs at least 33 degrees.
It's all a matter of perception!

60 above
Floridians wear coats, gloves and woolly hats (me, too ).
People in Canada sunbathe


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Old 12-11-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Mild winter???? Well, if it stays above zero, we get less then a foot of snow each time, it's mild.

I've seen -58 with no wind chill. So mild is kind of relative. haha I've also seen -48 and 70 mph winds. Now that's cold. Again, we don't count wind chill. Wind chill is figured on what it feels like on bare skin. We don't go outside naked, so we don't count it.

But you have to figure it on your pooches and cats. Keep them in mind and bring them in. Don't forget them.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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A mild winter for the Upper Midwest would be one where the temperatures did not drop below -20F. It has already done that in most areas of the Upper Midwest so far with the coldest spot being Hibbing, MN. Hibbing has already recorded a temperature of -29F this month.
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Old 09-14-2021, 03:56 PM
 
Location: DC/Worcester
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I'd say a mild winter means that the daily mean is between 6 C (43 F) and 12 C (54 F). This includes cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Sacramento, Genoa, Madrid, Santiago, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, and Auckland.
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Rural Wisconsin
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Hardly any days where the snow accumulation is more than about 6", and only a few days in which the temperature goes below 10 degrees.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:29 PM
 
Location: DC/Worcester
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I'd say a mild winter means that the daily mean is between 6 C (43 F) and 12 C (54 F). This includes cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Sacramento, Genoa, Madrid, Santiago, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, and Auckland.
Not Hong Kong. That's a warm winter.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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My opinion is that I prefer a cold winter.
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