It's Really Cold Outside

"It's so cold", and fill in the blank. Cold has a different meaning to a California native and a Minnesota native. What's cold to someone in Miami is substantially different than to someone in Winnipeg Canada. This handy reference list details relative cold across the globe.



How cold is it?

at 65 Hawaiians declare a two-blanket night

at 60 Californians put on sweaters  (if they can find one)

at 50 Miami residents turn on the heat

at 45 Vermont residents go to outdoor concerts

at 40 You can see your breath

and Californians shiver uncontrollably

and Minnesotans go swimming

cars covered with ice by a lake




How Cold it It?

Use this handy list to avoid confusion:

                (All temperatures are in Fahrenheit)

You know its' cold outside when . . .

at 35 Italian cars don't start

at 32 Water freezesthermometer

at 30 You plan your vacation to Australia

at 25 Ohio water freezes

and Californians weep pitiably

and Minnesotans eat ice cream

and Canadians go swimming

You know its' cold outside when . . .

at 20 Politicians begin to talk about the homeless

and New York City water freezes

and Miami residents plan vacation further South

at 15 French cars don't start

and cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you

at 10 You need jumper cables to get the car going

at 5 American cars don't start

ice canopy over highwayYou know its' cold outside when . . .

at 0 Alaskans put on T-shirts

at -10 German cars don't start

and your eyes freeze shut when you blink

at -15 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo

and folks from Arkansas stick their tongues on metal fence poles

and Miami residents cease to exist

at -20 Cat insists on sleeping in pajamas with you

and Politicians actually do something about the homeless

and Minnesotans shovel snow off roof

and Japanese cars don't start

You know its' cold outside when . . .

at -25 It's too cold to think

and you need jumper cables to get the driver going

at -30 You plan a two week hot bath

and Swedish cars don't start

at -40 Californians disappear

and Minnesotans button top button

and Canadians put on sweaters

and your car helps you plan your trip South

ice covered trees

You know its' cold outside when . . .

at -50 Congressional hot air freezes

and Alaskans close the bathroom window

at -80 Hell freezes over

and Polar bears move South

and Viking Fans order hot cocoa at the game

at -90 Lawyers put their hands in their own pockets!


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