When Do You Get Cold?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by JD, Dec 11, 2021.

  1. JD

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    I live in Arizona, which for those not familiar with it, is a desert, so it never gets super cold here, we'll occasionally get down in the 20s or 30s F in the winter, and can get as hot as the 120s F in Summer. I've lived here for about 20 years, and apparently my cold tolerance is a lot lower than other people. For last couple weeks it's been in the 50s, and I'm bundling up for my bike ride, long sleeve shirt, jacket, and gloves, and there have been a few times I've still been cold. But the last few days, I've seen people out in t-shirts, tanks tops, and I even passed another guy on a bike in shorts and a T-shirt this morning, and it amazes me that they are able to do that. So this got me wondering, how cold does it have to get before you feel cold? For me the long sleeves or thin jacket usually start coming out in the 60s and by the 50s I've got either both or a T-shirt and thick jacket, hat, and gloves.
     
  2. shapeshifter

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    Now, as in right now.

    I don't think the cold causes colds though, it's another damn virus.

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/symptoms-causes/syc-20351605

    ETA: :alienblush: Oops, sorry. I really misunderstood the OP question. <swears off alcohol forever, again>

    Having grown up in some pretty cold places my tolerances for it are high... or would that be low? I don't know, but I can say I prefer being cold over sticky sweating heat.
     
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  3. Non Sync

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    It's not cold until the air starts to liquify (-200 degree-centigrade/-360 degree-Fahrenheit).
     
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  4. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Try -20C. It's cold, and getting colder down to -30 over the winter is not unheard of. Snow on the ground, lots of shoveling to do, snowbanks piled high.
     
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  5. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    It's winter and cold here where I live. It also doesn't help that I'm getting the house remodeled and there really isn't any insulation so my heater is on and I'm still wearing a Jacket. I don't want to get sick for Christmas.
     
  6. dupersuper

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    I'm Canadian, so.....
     
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  7. SithHappens

    SithHappens Commander Red Shirt

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    I know ill get cold today, it wont top 6 degrees C in the Uk today, and ill be sat watching my football team (its not soccer :hugegrin: ) most likely lose yet again.
     
  8. XCV330

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    When I swap my regular riding gloves for the insulated ones. Which was three weeks ago
     
  9. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Lunatic Is In My Head Moderator

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    I lived in Huntington Beach, California for the past 30 years, where the highs rarely got above 85°F or below 55° thanks to the Marine Layer. That was nice, and got me acclimated to feeling cold at 50° like a weather wuss.

    Now I'm living in Las Vegas, where it can routinely get up to 110-115° in the spring and summer and currently is three degrees below freezing at 7:00 AM. Gotta love the high desert.
     
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  10. Gary Mitchell

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    I can't remember the last time that I was cold. It got up to 80 here in Florida yesterday. I miss jacket weather.
     
  11. Pondwater

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    It varies.
     
  12. scotpens

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    I'm perfectly comfortable wearing a short-sleeved polo shirt until the temperature gets below 50° F (10° C), when I'll throw on a sweater. What I am definitely not is a hot-weather person. When it gets over 85 (29 C), I melt like the Wicked Witch. The only good thing about the heat is women going around half-dressed. :devil:
     
  13. JD

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    As nice as that kind of weather is, sometimes a bit of variety is nice.
     
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  14. Avro Arrow

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    People seem to expect if you're Canadian, you have greater cold tolerance... but no, not always. I don't like the cold at all... and I am always cold. Or at least often cold. I tend to start wearing gloves if it drops below 10°C in the late fall/early winter. (And yes, I do get mocked for it!) Back when we worked in an office, I had to wear heavier clothing even in the summer because the air conditioned temperature in the office was unbearable. At home, I can set the thermostat where I want it (which is reason #12 why working from home is so much better than working in the office). I typically have the thermostat set around 22-23°, and the only reason I don't have it set around 25-26° is because it gets too expensive.

    It always boggles my mind when I go shopping and it's -5° out, and other people are wearing shorts... :wtf:

    And yes, it can drop pretty cold here in the winter... I hate winter! :lol:
     
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  15. Owain Taggart

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    That's so true. The thing people not familiar with Canadian weather might not realize is that we have a very wide spectrum of weather. It can be extremely hot during the summer, and very cold in the winter, and we have wild swings in the weather that can be a shock to the body. It can change very quickly. Where I am, it's not unheard of to be -10 one night and drop down to -20 the next, and my location often has to deal with lake-effect snow.

    In 2013, went on a roadtrip and I remember being in the Badlands wearing short-sleeves when I called up my Mom and bragged about it, because the weather where we live was piled upon snow about 10 ft high that winter, and we had to dig our trailer out of the snow. This was in April.

    And yeah, I'm with you on the shorts. Don't understand it. And the people wearing running shoes during winter. Or flip-flops.
     
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  16. Non Sync

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    If you switched over to Fahrenheit, you'd be much warmer!
    10 C = 50 F
    -5 C = 23 F
     
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  17. Owain Taggart

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    ^ Not always the case. It's sometimes dropped to -40C here, which is where they both meet ;)
     
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  18. Non Sync

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    For my first Klondike Derby when I was in Boy Scouts, the wind chill factor that day was -40 F. I was nice and comfortable the whole day except towards the end when a fold in my sock liner started bothering my heel.
     
  19. Owain Taggart

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    Oh yeah, the windchill can be a huge factor in how much time is spent outside.
     
  20. Amaris

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    I'm fine into the teens unless there is a brisk wind, and that's in a t-shirt. If there is a brisk wind, I start getting cold and wanting a long sleeve shirt around 30F.