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    Default Cold is a relative thing. . . . . . .

    65 above zero:
    Floridians turn on the heat.
    People in Wisconsin plant gardens.

    60 above zero:
    Californians shiver uncontrollably.
    People in Wisconsin sunbathe.

    50 above zero:
    Italian & English cars won't start.
    People in Wisconsin drive with the windows down.

    40 above zero:
    Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
    People in Wisconsin throw on a flannel shirt.

    35 above zero:
    New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
    People in Wisconsin have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    20 above Zero
    People in Miami all die.
    Wisconsinites close the windows.

    Californians fly away to Mexico .
    People in Wisconsin get out their winter coats.

    10 below zero:
    Hollywood disintegrates.
    The Girl Scouts in Wisconsin are selling cookies door to door.

    20 below zero:
    Washington DC runs out of hot air.
    People in Wisconsin let the dogs sleep indoors.

    30 below zero:
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Wisconsinites get upset because they can't start the Snow-mobile.

    40 below zero:
    ALL atomic motion stops.
    People in Wisconsin start saying...'Cold enough for you?'

    50 below zero:
    Hell freezes over.
    Wisconsin public schools will open 2 hours late

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    Ha! It's -10 here tonight and the window in our bedroom is cracked open and I'll still be sleeping in shorts (though with a thick quilt). Yay Wisconsin! LOL
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    LOL! It's 50 here! And I still sleep in flannel pajamas, in flannel sheets, w/ a blanket, comfortor and 2 additional blankets on top, plus 1 or 2 cats sometimes. LMAO! And sometimes, I'm still cold! LOL
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    Ha! -10 Michelle, I would die. Schools closed here 2 weeks ago b/c it was in the teens!

    Below 20 is "really cold" in TN. I can't imagine 20 below!!

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    We cancelled for -40F windchills (and -22 temps).

    My husband thinks I'm nuts though. He's not as easy going about the cold as I am. I even am sick and I still don't want it as warm in the house as he'd like.
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    You can substitute "Canada" for Wisconsin too ... we got to 10'c (50'f) last week and everyone was walking around with short sleeves and no jackets, and I even saw some shorts!

    Yesterday it was -35 (that was the "high" - which is -31'F) without the wind. School doesn't close here til it's -45, and windchil doesn't count. It'll close if there's a blizzard too (like 10 inches of snow overnight). I'm hoping it's warmer today, I was freezing all day yesterday.
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    LOL I live in 2 worlds.

    I grew up in NY but now we live in GA.

    It has to be below 32 before I put on heavy down coats on the kids. Anything between that and 55 and they get sweatshirts or fleece pull overs. Over 55 but not yet 70 is long paints and turtle neck shirts, no coat. Over 70 time for shorts and if it is over 80 we are in bathing suits here in April pool side. (we keep blankets in the cars should weather change fast and we are out)

    So I dress my kids like that too even if we are in GA. People ask me all the time "where are you kids winter coats" when it is 65 here. My kids never complane that they are cold they hardly get a cold all seasion and are swimming as soon as the water hits 69 in the pool. When other GA's are still using fleece jackets and knit hats my kids are in shorts. We only own winter coats because we walk at night durring the winter and some nights it gets down in the 20's. We don't walk if it is below 19. But then I hardly ever notice wind nothing like the north east where the wind child lowers the temp feeling alot here they don't even call it wind chill, I hear "factoring in the wind the temp is about 3 dgress cooler" What is the diffrence between 17 and 21 not much but the diffrence between 20 and feeling 10 below is a lot up north. I even keep Peter's winter coat at school so he can have it for playground play because they won't let him out without it. LOL they think I am awful when I stop sending it when it is 65 and got for bid they won't take them out to paly if it is below 40. In NY as a DC teacher they kids had to play if it was above 28F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catwmn00079 View Post
    LOL! It's 50 here! And I still sleep in flannel pajamas, in flannel sheets, w/ a blanket, comfortor and 2 additional blankets on top, plus 1 or 2 cats sometimes. LMAO! And sometimes, I'm still cold! LOL
    OMG. This is exactly what I do!!!!!! LOL! And it's about 68 degrees today.

    Um, I'd die looooong before -20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    When we lived in KY, it was really funny to see what people thought "cold" was! Or what happened when more than an inch of snow fell! I grew up in NY's snow belt (think lake effect snow!). I never even had a snow day until I was in 3rd grade despite the cold and snow. And now we live in the mountains of PA. We get cold (although not as cold as WI).
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    I'm not a fan of cold at all. On my side of the bed, I have an electric throw AND an extra blanket under the comforter and blanket already on the bed.
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