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Poll: Coldest Weather You Would Wear Only Shorts, a T-Shirt and sandals in. (19 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the coldest weather in the shade on a non-windy day that you'd wear shorts, a T-shirt, and sandals in in?

  1. 72 F or higher (4 votes [21.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  2. 66-71 F (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  3. 60-65 F (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  4. 50-59 F (7 votes [36.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  5. 40-49 F (1 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  6. 32-39 F (1 votes [5.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  7. Below 32 F (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

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#1
Mr Marine Layer

Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:37 PM

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The other day it was probably about 60 F and there were some strong Santa Ana winds. While I had long pants and a fairly heavy jacket there were some people walking around in shorts and T-shirts and even flip-flops. While California cold is nothing like Minnesota or some other northern area, I find it amazing how cool it can be outside without people feeling cold. Sometimes I see people jogging in the morning in shorts, a T-shirt and running shoes while it's 45 F or lower. What's the coldest weather you'd wear only  shorts, a T-shirt and sandals in? Why is it that some people never seem to be cold? Do they think jackets are out of fashion and they rather look good than feel warm?



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:05 PM

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Probably low/mid 50s.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

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Anything under 65 and I’m wearing pants. Prefer 70 and higher though for shorts but if no wind 65 and over will do.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

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Dry and in the 30's.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:37 PM

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Sandals are for dirty hippies.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:52 PM

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25 and Snowing...for a few mins. I would also take my shirt off.

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Coldest high: 34 (Feb 25)
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Last accumulating snowfall (roads): February 27, 2019
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:06 PM

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How funny that you would post this thread today!  Earlier this afternoon -- well before you started this thread -- I happened to be looking out my kitchen window and saw a neighbor walking his dogs.  He was dressed in a T-shirt, gym shorts, and flip-flops.  I looked at my weather station, and it was 51.5 degrees.  I actually thought "OMG, Mr. Marine Layer on the weather forum would have a sh*t fit if he could see this!"  Just curious:  why the, hmmm, recurring interest (not to say fixation) on this topic?


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

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If it's not raining, then 50+. Anything below that I wear pants and likely a long sleeve.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:32 PM

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I guess I’ve shoveled snow in short/no sleeves before, but there’s no way I could wear sandals or short pants in that kind of weather.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:22 PM

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How funny that you would post this thread today!  Earlier this afternoon -- well before you started this thread -- I happened to be looking out my kitchen window and saw a neighbor walking his dogs.  He was dressed in a T-shirt, gym shorts, and flip-flops.  I looked at my weather station, and it was 51.5 degrees.  I actually thought "OMG, Mr. Marine Layer on the weather forum would have a sh*t fit if he could see this!"  Just curious:  why the, hmmm, recurring interest (not to say fixation) on this topic?

 

I think Mr. Marine Layer might physically break in half if he experienced a temperature below 30.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

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Are you talking sandals and socks? :lol: I go running often, and it really depends on the atmosphere on those days. On certain days, I would go running in shorts and a t-shirt with no jacket in temps in the upper 20s.



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

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It depends on what I am doing. When on runs and for PT in the military for example; we'd be in shorts and a t shirt in below freezing weather. We would have running shoes rather than sandals on though.

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Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:18 AM

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I have to go out and feed the chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, rabbits, and sheep every morning. I often do so in shorts, sandals, and usually a bathrobe. Often this time of year it is in the 20s, if there is snow and I have misplaced my sandals I have done it barefoot. In the summer I usually go barefoot except at work. 


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Snowfall

2018-19: 63.5"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Lol Andrew, you’re nuts. Then again, I’m the swamp guy so my cold tolerance is probably piss poor.

IIRC, I tried to kill a hangover once in 2014 or 2015 by grabbing the mail barefoot while it was teens with snow/ice on the ground. I think I just ended up puking.
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

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Lol Andrew, you’re nuts. Then again, I’m the swamp guy so my cold tolerance is probably piss poor.

IIRC, I tried to kill a hangover once in 2014 or 2015 by grabbing the mail barefoot while it was teens with snow/ice on the ground. I think I just ended up puking.

 

I distinctly remember going out barefoot and in boxers to break the ice on my livestock water trough on a night in January 2013 when it was in the mid-teens. Not the smartest thing I've ever done, but I survived. 


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Snowfall

2018-19: 63.5"

2017-18: 30.3"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:58 AM

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It depends on what I am doing. When on runs and for PT in the military for example; we'd be in shorts and a t shirt in below freezing weather. We would have running shoes rather than sandals on though.


Running in sandals is a bad idea, regardless of weather.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:54 PM

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People will literally run in shorts and a tank tops in anything above 0F here. 

 

Above 30? Break out the flip flops! It's all relative I guess.


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Total snowfall: 142.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 14.0"

Highest snow depth: 36.0"

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:55 PM

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People will literally run in shorts and a tank tops in anything above 0F here.

Above 30? Break out the flip flops! It's all relative I guess.


What about 95+ degrees with heat indices of 115+?

Nudist dry ice baths?
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

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It depends on a lot of factors: Sunny or not? Windy or not? Precipitation? How am I acclimated? How long? What am I doing?

 

If its under a minute and not precipitating, I will go outside in my shorts/t-shirt no matter how cold it is.

If I am shoveling snow and it isn't dumping I generally get too hot in anything other than shorts/t-shirt. 

For extended periods in optimal conditions (sunny with no wind) I don't mind down to about 45F even with no physical activity. 


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Nov 24: 3.3", 30: 1" (4.3") ::: Dec 2: 4.6", 3: .8", 5: .3", 12: 2.3", 21: .6", 24: 1.4", 25: 1.5", 26: 2.7", 27: 1.5", 30: .8" (16.5") ::: Jan 6: 2.7", 16: 1.1", 18: 1", 21: 5.6", 23: .4" (10.8") ::: Feb 5: 3.7", 6: 4.3", 7: 2.0", 10: 4.5", 15: 3.4", 19: 2.8" (20.7") ::: Mar 2: 3.0", 3: 2.3", 8: 3.2", 13: 6.0", 14: 1.1" (15.6")

Total: 67.9"

 

Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6" (12.3") ::: Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5" (13.8") ::: Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5" (18.6") ::: Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2" (24.3") ::: April 12: 1", 17: 1.3" (2.3")

Total: 69.3"

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14) ::: Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16) ::: Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5)  ::: Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5) ::: Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5) ::: Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8) ::: May 17: 1" (1)

Total: 96.3"


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:52 PM

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How funny that you would post this thread today!  Earlier this afternoon -- well before you started this thread -- I happened to be looking out my kitchen window and saw a neighbor walking his dogs.  He was dressed in a T-shirt, gym shorts, and flip-flops.  I looked at my weather station, and it was 51.5 degrees.  I actually thought "OMG, Mr. Marine Layer on the weather forum would have a sh*t fit if he could see this!"  Just curious:  why the, hmmm, recurring interest (not to say fixation) on this topic?

 

That is surprising in CA.  Usually people from there bundle up when it's 60.


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Day with 1" or more snow depth = 12

Total Hail = 0.3"

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Lows 32 or below = 61

Highs 32 or below = 1

Lows 20 or below = 6

Highs 40 or below = 15

 

 


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:55 PM

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People will literally run in shorts and a tank tops in anything above 0F here. 

 

Above 30? Break out the flip flops! It's all relative I guess.

 

No matter where you are from your feet would eventually turn blue if you wear flip flops at 30.  Your body loses heat fast at that temp.


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Winter 2018-19 stats

 

Total Snowfall = 12.4"

Day with 1" or more snow depth = 12

Total Hail = 0.3"

Coldest Low = 13

Lows 32 or below = 61

Highs 32 or below = 1

Lows 20 or below = 6

Highs 40 or below = 15

 

 


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:22 PM

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I ran out to my shop to chuck the garbage in the trash bin last winter wearing only my boxers.....it was single digits. Took me 30 seconds but felt like 30 minutes. 



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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:05 AM

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50's for me, but I don't own any sandals :lol: . On my runs I don't start wearing extra layers until it gets below 30. Stay warm by moving....


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