(Closed) What is a cold winter for you?

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Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Anything under 20 Celsius is cold to me lol. Temps drop down to about -40 here but I will never get used to that. 

Post # 32
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Bumble bee

Anything below 17c (62f)….and all the ladies at work will be moaning about the weather. Live in Australia. 

 

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bananafishsal :  I am with you! I am a creature of the warmth that’s for sure.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Where I grew up – if we had stretches in the single digits that was a cold winter. Snow was common but never more than 1-2 feet. There was snow cover from Jan – March with intermittent periods of clear ground.

Where I went to college – if we had stretches in the negative that was a cold winter (and I did experience -30/-40 and was quite normal to plug my car in to keep the battery from freezing). Typical to have large snowfalls and snow cover from Dec – March.

Where I live now – if we have stretches of freezing, it’s cold. But it’s a very damp cold here so I find myself missing college/childhood home winters. We get a little snow here, but it rarely lasts more than a day or two and is never more than 2 – 3inches.

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I live on the Canadian Prairies, and our temperatures average about -20 C (-4 F) in the coldest winter months (January, February).

Of course, there are cold snaps from -40 C to -50 C that are absolutely brutal. Those are the days and weeks that make me question why I live here. 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Northern Canada (Alberta) here. I’ve seen -48c! It’s currently -4 with snow on the ground. I won’t see grass until April or May! 😭

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

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whoswho :  Your friend must be in southern Nevada, or in Las Vegas. 🙂 They tend to pull out the winter jackets, scarves, boots, etc, when it hits 60 F. 🙂

I live in northern Nevada, which is considered the ‘high’ desert and is in the basin and range area of the state (lots of mountain ridges and small valleys). We tend to get a week or two straight of at least -30F to -40F as the daily high temperature every winter. Coldest I felt here was  -58 F one night, but that was considered highly unusual. Winter storms can dump feet of snow at a time, and we can have some pretty high wind speeds too.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m from Ottawa, Canada. Cold for me is all about the wind… -20C is bearable if there’s little/no wind. If there’s a strong wind, it can send the “wind chill” down to -40C or colder, and is totally unreal! 

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wouldn’t define a cold winter by the coldest day.  I think of it as lots of days where it’s -30C or colder without the windchill and not many days were it’s in the single digits whether positive or negative.

The length of the cold period/how long the snow stays matters too.  I think this winter is going to feel long considering the amount of snow we’ve had already (although it has mostly melted) and some pretty cold days for mid October.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee

I’m in Houston and January averages 40F (~4.4 C).  

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m in the midwest US and winters are normally 15F-40F (~-9C to 4C).  We might have a patch where with the wind chill it gets down to -8F (with windchill) which is -22C but then they usually delay school starts.  I’m okay with temps 20F and above, maybe 15F with no wind but we usually always have some wind so I prefer things to be above 20F.  Luckily that cold usually only lasts about 3 months, with the surrounding months being a bit warmer (32-50F or 0 to 10C)

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Oh man, I am from New England and our winters get into the single digits. Burrr.

Post # 42
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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northernlight :  I live in Wyoming at 7200 in the high plains and it can get soooo cold here!  Once a year at least, we get so cold that the HIGH for the day is like -10 or -15 F (-18 or -26 C).  And with windchill it’s more like -30F.  For the HIGH.  The low gets down to like -40.  Yikes.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee

Ive experienced -30F or lower most winters lasting over a week. If my car starts Im good but I avoid being outdoors more than neccesary once its below -10F. 

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Ughhh, every winter here in Chicago. I HATE it here. It’s regularly in the negatives here every.single.winter and it’s super windy. I daresay we have some of the worst winters ever. I lived in California for 7 years and cannot wait to move back! Winter sucks. 

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I don’t know Fahrenheit sorry. But when I lived in Ontario I had to deal with -40C winters and that was awful. Now that I’m back in BC, we only go down to about 0C, which I don’t consider that cold after being in Ontario haha!

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