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0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
Why is it that 67 degrees in the winter is much colder than 67 degrees in the summer?

We can have our house 67 degrees in the summer and we're in shorts.
But during the winter, if our house is 67 degrees, we're bundled up with sweatshirts and throw blankets.

How can the same temp be so different?

Ok, so my mind went off on it's own today and that popped into my head and I had no answer. LOL!
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Wylaff said:
Atmospheric pressure and crap.

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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,861 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,640 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
    That will be my new quote. LOL!
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    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just call it AP&C...     :#
  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,282 ✭✭✭✭✭
    • Relative Humidity: in the summer the air holds more moisture, which reduces the effectiveness of the skin's ability to shed heat through the evaporation of sweat. Therefore, the body temperature rises, and you feel warmer at 67 degrees.
      Winter air is less humid. Sweat, even in small particles, evaporates instantly, and the body cools more quickly at 67 degrees.

      If you were to raise the humidity of your home with several humidifiers running at full throttle, you'd probably feel warmer.


    • Heat radiation: Your windows, walls, furniture, etc will be colder in the winter. Even though the air has the same temperature it may feel colder because you're radiating away body heat to the cold objects in your home.


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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,546 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Radiant cold. Just like radiant heat backwards. In Summer, we like to set down in the TV room where a tile floor on a cement slab refreshes us. In Winter, that same slab makes us want to light up the fireplace, In Summer, the dog lays her belly on the tile floor. In Winter, she jumps up on the hassock or looks for a lap. In Summer, we roll up the shade where the cherry tree shades a garden window, and we slide back the louvers covering the sliding door to the porch.. In Winter, we close both.

    Radiant cold is a real thing which I just now invented.
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    Don't forget the angle of the dangle:

    "The Earth's axis of rotation tilts about 23.5 degrees, relative to the plane of Earth's solar system orbit around the Sun. As the Earth orbits the Sun, this creates the 47-degree peak-to-peak solar altitude angle difference, and the hemisphere-specific difference between summer and winter."
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,528 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Would've been a perfect reply, John, if you'd have fixed Eath in his quote... :smile:   But you still win the Reply of The Day award.
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,097 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here in Arizona they talk a lot about the summer heat thinning your blood is why a 50 degree day in the winter has you freezing. In Elko NV, an 85 degree day had them running for the air conditioner but when it hit -20 in the winter I understood. 
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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,546 ✭✭✭✭✭
     dirtdude said:
    Here in Arizona they talk a lot about the summer heat thinning your blood is why a 50 degree day in the winter has you freezing. In Elko NV, an 85 degree day had them running for the air conditioner but when it hit -20 in the winter I understood. 
    There's truth in that. My sister and neices came to visit DE from Riverside during Summer. Soon's the evening temp dipped below 85, they scrambled for their sweat shirts. (Daily thunderstorms had them terrified, BTW -- never saw that much rain.) In Winter, I ride motorcycle down into the single digits. I never put on more layers than will keep me chilled. The guys who pile on heated suits and heated gloves and such at 40 degrees will never make it into the 20s. But if you always stay chilled, then your body will quickly adjust with the season.
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  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It was like that when I lived up north, in November when it was 50 degrees, we were wearing coats and gloves.  In April at 50 degrees, we're wearing shorts and tee shirts.
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