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What is the worst kind of COLD?

Started by thspfc, April 04, 2022, 08:27:33 AM

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What is the worst kind of cold?

40 & high winds
7 (16.3%)
35 & rain
30 (69.8%)
30 & snow
3 (7%)
15 & clear/low winds
3 (7%)

Total Members Voted: 43

TheHighwayMan3561

We have the saying "you know it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the wind".
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kphoger

Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on December 23, 2022, 05:00:32 PM
We have the saying "you know it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the wind".

And then the other person replies with "oh yah, you betcha".  Because Minnesota.
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zachary_amaryllis

The coldness of people who don't tip delivery drivers in this weather.
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epzik8

Quote from: TheHighwayMan394 on December 23, 2022, 05:00:32 PM
We have the saying "you know it wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the wind".
It's one of my favorite sayings, especially right now.
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Road Hog

I think most of us agree wind trumps everything else in winter misery. If it's 25ºF and perfectly still, it's great outdoor weather. If it's 35ºF and the wind is blowing at 30 mph, you go inside and drink.

Rothman

Quote from: Road Hog on December 25, 2022, 01:14:27 AM
I think most of us agree wind trumps everything else in winter misery. If it's 25ºF and perfectly still, it's great outdoor weather. If it's 35ºF and the wind is blowing at 30 mph, you go inside and drink.
Dampness is worse than wind.  31° and raining is worse than -10° and snow.
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kkt

Quote from: Road Hog on December 25, 2022, 01:14:27 AM
I think most of us agree wind trumps everything else in winter misery. If it's 25ºF and perfectly still, it's great outdoor weather. If it's 35ºF and the wind is blowing at 30 mph, you go inside and drink.

A couple of inches of ice all over every surface.

achilles765

Biting heavy wind mixed with cold.
That said, I absolutely love the cold weather. I grew up in south Louisiana and now live in Houston so obviously I don't get to enjoy too much cold weather (aside from the annual hard freezes we apparently now have). But I also have been to New York and New England in January multiple times and was very comfortable. I love cold weather. I don't even break out long sleeves until it's below 50, and even then it's usually just a hoodie or a sweater. I have only a space heater for the bedroom.
As I type this; it's currently 52 here and I am in shorts and a tank top in my bedroom with no heater on. So bring on the cold haha.

That said I don't think I'd like that Chicago/Minneapolis type of cold where it's windy and bitterly cold.
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kkt

I'm just giggling at 50 being cold.

CtrlAltDel

Quote from: kkt on January 21, 2023, 12:22:04 PM
Quote from: Road Hog on December 25, 2022, 01:14:27 AM
I think most of us agree wind trumps everything else in winter misery. If it's 25ºF and perfectly still, it's great outdoor weather. If it's 35ºF and the wind is blowing at 30 mph, you go inside and drink.

A couple of inches of ice all over every surface.

An eighth of an inch is enough to bring chaos.
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Quote from: CtrlAltDel on February 03, 2023, 03:44:29 PM
Quote from: kkt on January 21, 2023, 12:22:04 PM
Quote from: Road Hog on December 25, 2022, 01:14:27 AM
I think most of us agree wind trumps everything else in winter misery. If it's 25ºF and perfectly still, it's great outdoor weather. If it's 35ºF and the wind is blowing at 30 mph, you go inside and drink.

A couple of inches of ice all over every surface.

An eighth of an inch is enough to bring chaos.

In most of the country, a quarter inch of ice is the criteria for an ice storm warning and is enough to shut down a city.

Places that don't get freezing rain much, it's even worse - especially if those places get enough regular snow that people think they know what they're doing. As an example, I remember one storm we had in Salt Lake really well - the storm came in a little warmer than forecast at higher levels, so instead of the initially forecast 1-2 inches of snow, we got 0.09" of ice. The airport shut down, there were something like 500 recorded car accidents...I don't think the airport would shut down completely for even 9 inches of snow.



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