I just got two emails from friends and it seems that folks are hearing in the news that it’s cold here in the Rockies; it isn’t. But, according to the weather man, I’ll be having the last cookout of the season next week. 🙂
To prevent future confusion I present to you the Colorado High Country temperature conversion chart:
At 50° Fahrenheit (10° C):
Californians shiver uncontrollably – Denver folks plant gardens – Mountain folks gripe about the heat.
At 40° Fahrenheit (1.6° C):
Floridian cars won't start – Denver folks drive with the windows down – Mountain folks, still in the t-shirt and shorts mode, go play Frisbee with the dog.
At 32° Fahrenheit (0 ° C):
Virginians get frozen under several inches of ice – Denver folks wonder why it’s raining – Mountain folks get a distinct feeling that fall has arrived.
At 0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C):
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat – Denver folks start thinking about snow tires – Mountain folks have the last cookout of the season.
At -20° Fahrenheit (-51° C): Canadians say “Like, it’s cold eh?” – Denver folks agree – Mountain folks start wearing pants.
I hope this helps to clarify the various opinions of “cold” found across the USA. 🙂