(Closed) What is a cold winter for you?

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Buzzing bee
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bananafishsal :  Haha! That’s a lovely day here. I’d be wearing a skirt and eating icecream.

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m in Florida now and I’d say that the 50s are cold. It was in the 60s the other morning and that felt “chilly”. That said, the cold in Florida is still a wet cold, so it does feel colder that 50s weather in New England. I’m from Maine and I’ve gone directly from teens temps and Maine to the 40s and 50s in Florida and it felt basically the same. On a calm day in Maine, the teens aren’t even that bad, it’s so highly dependent on the wind chill factor. Winters in Boston were pretty bad because the buildings made wind tunnels.

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Canadian here! We go swimming in 68 degree F weather here and have winters that reach 40 degrees C below freezing.  It takes a lot to phase us when it comes to the cold! 

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Buzzing bee
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northernlight :  I have lots of relatives in Norway, absolutely beautiful country!

I live in MN. Most of the winter it is nice when it gets above 0F. Coldest I have ever seen is -50F, but -10F or so is a typical cold winter day.

Post # 20
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Honey bee

Two winters ago it was especially cold where I live- temperatures were pretty regularly between -45 and -55 C. I’d say more average winter temperatures here are between -35 and -45 C but it can feel much colder with the wind! We’ve had snow now for a few weeks and it’s here to stay until May or June and temperatures dipped to -25 yesterday which is the coldest it’s been so far. 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

I live on the west coast of Ireland and cold here is anything below 0 when things start to freeze. That said the Atlantic winds that we get can bring a wind chill even during days where it’s 4-6 degrees. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

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bananafishsal :  same as the other poster, I’d have my shorts and sandals on.

mmm summer temperature (a gal can dream)

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
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northernlight :  I’m with you, if it’s not below 0F, it’s not really cold. I’m from Wisconsin and I think the coldest winter I remember had numerous -30/-40 (w windchill) days.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Brrrr…. negetives!?  I think I would just die.  I live in Connecticut and I consider winter to be cold if and when it gets down into the single digits.

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Busy bee
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I am from Texas and now live in Colorado. Winter is always cold here. It’s so dry though that it’s not that bad. I couldn’t handle living somewhere cold and humid.

Post # 26
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Newbee

I’m from Canada and our winters are typically around the -15 – -20 range. I think the coldest I’ve experienced is around -30. Not fun

Post # 27
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northernlight :  I live in Southern Canada, and we have Feburarys where the average is -15. Some days, with the wind chill included it’s very similar to what you said -20 to -30.

I’d prefer more moderate tempertures and lots of snow over extreme cold and little snow.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I live in South Georgia, we had people swimming in unheated pools on Christmas Day last year. Schools close down when there is a 30% chance of snow. I’ve only seen snow maybe half a dozen times in my almost 24 years and 3 of them were on church ski retreats or vacations. It’s only snowed at home once where it stuck for more than a few hours in the morning. I think it was maybe an inch and a half to 2 inches and everyone lost their damn minds. Lol. We actually got to build a full sized snowman and have a snow ball fight that time, every other time it snowed we had to scrape snow off car hoods and play sets to make a snow ball or 6 inch high snowman.

The average winter around here is going to fluctuate between as high as the mid 70s or as low as the upper 30s. I swear our Mother Nature is going through menopause, all day every day, here. Last week felt wonderful, high 60s and low 70s for the high everyday and sunny. This week it’s like mid to high 80s and even the low 90s for the high. Some years it’ll be 40 F at Thanksgiving, 80 at Christmas, 60 at New Years and back to 40 on Valentine’s Day.

I’d say most of my fellow South Georgians would think anything below about 60 F is cold. Fi and I are weird and love the cold, so I’d say for us, getting below 40 F would probably be what we consider cold. 

ETA more info because I wasn’t doing our wacky “winters” justice with my original explination. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

“Cold” where I live are nights that are a single digit in Celsius. We don’t get winter days that don’t warm to double digits in Celsius. 

I live in Queensland, Australia. Think Great Barrier Reef, lots of beautiful beaches & sunny weather with blue skies all year round. 

I have to pretend it’s cold enough to wear my coat and boots even though it’s not 😂

Post # 30
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Blushing bee

I live near Ottawa, Canada and it can get damn cold here. On average, I’d say winters fall in the mid-twenty-below-zero range. And that’s on a sunny day. Factor in wind chill and cloud cover and it often feels like -30*C. So many frostbite advisories. It gets even colder, though not as regularly. When it does, people are just like “Yup.” Shit barely gets shut down due to cold. They just advise people to check and the young and elderly and it’s life as usual.

I kind of prefer colder winters in the sense that if the snow melts too much during the day, all the moisture will freeze overnight and I abosuletly have fractured/sprained my wrist due to slipping.

On the other hand, SO lived abroad in Paris a few winters ago and it barely got below 0*C. He sent me a video the one day it snowed. I was so jealous. When he came back, it was like something snapped. He bought a car so we wouldn’t have to bus around (STO, amirite?) in the 6 months it’s winter and now we dread it coming. He just kind of looked at me one day and was like “Why do we live here?” Meanwhile, his family in BC talk about how lovely and mild it is. So between that and the fact that his industry is more relevant there long story short: We’re moving to Vancouver in the next decade, I’m done😫🌨😷

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