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You western/northern guys and gals will think I'm a big weenie but 40 degrees, high humidity and a

dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,746 ✭✭✭✭

snappy breeze cranking through my back yard and I had all the cold I wanted!!

Normally I wouldn't be bothered by a 40 degree day but that wind and humidity really chilled me to the bone. I feel like a woosie compared to what some of you put up with but high humidity with that wind and I'm having trouble warming up after taking care of my rabbits.

Time to start breeding for Easter bunnies which pays for my rabbit pellets for the year. Doesn't sound like much but my hobby usually shows a profit. A low three figure profit but it is better than losing money on my hobby!!😁


  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 2,075 ✭✭✭✭

    Your not a weenie. We dress for it. When it is brutal outside we know what to wear.

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,791 ******

    It's a matter of what is the norm for your region. Then when an unusual pattern hits it's like whoa nelly.

    Don't get wrong though, I've never gotten use to 40 below, it's plum cold every time.

  • buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,222 ✭✭✭✭

    I was stationed in Gulfport Ms.We were working one day and it was drizzling rain the wind was about 25mph and it was 50 degrees and we had to in it for several hours without a break. That was as cold as I can remember being.

  • Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭

    We have very high humidity... So I understand completely.

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,791 ******

    I remember winters in St. Louis. Your outer clothing would be soaking wet. With cold temps and any wind it became miserable cold quickly.

  • Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭

    It's raining right now... 53* 93% humidity... It's cold out, the wood stove and the heater are going right now.

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

  • BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,174 ******

    Damp Cold, even at higher temps seems colder than dry cold at lower temps for me. Add in a brisk wind to the dampness and it gets miserable very quickly!

    Living in the north where winter weather can take up 5 to 6 months of the year, my body takes a bit of time to get acclimated to the extremes in temperatures. This year has been a yo-yo so far!

  • Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 14,053 ✭✭✭✭

    I think the coldest I've ever been was duck hunting in Florida. Near freezing, wind, and water will do it.

    On the other hand, I've been fairly comfortable ice fishing at 35 below - but that's because I was in a bowl, out of the wind, and the sun was shining.

    I may be a bit crazy - but I didn't drive myself.
  • pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 6,179 ✭✭✭✭

    I used to drill water wells in the tidewater area of Virginia. All time coldest was winter of 1976 -1977. Chesapeake bay froze over as did most rivers . Imagine drilling a well in this weather . We worked 15 to 30 minutes outside then warm up for the same inside . Absolutely brutal with the wind coming in off the bay !

    cry Havoc and let slip  the dogs of war..... 
  • bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,236 ✭✭✭✭

    The air in Florida is most always humid which slightly dampens your clothes thus acting as a conduit for the cold.

    40 degrees in Fl. feels like 20 out west.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
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