How cold is too cold to be outside for too long?

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asked Dec 8, 2017 in Weather by Dex R (2,370 points)
At what temperature outside do you consider it to be too cold to be outside for too long and a person should stay indoors?

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answered Dec 13, 2017 by Bauer (280 points)
I would say anything under 30 F you should limit your time outside as much as possible and if the wind is blowing you will be much colder at higher temps.

Take a break and go inside at least every 45 minutes to warm up.
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answered Dec 30, 2017 by Shawn (34,730 points)
If you don't have to go outside I would advise people to stay inside if there is a dangerous wind chill.

When a wind chill advisory is expected that means that temperatures will get so low in the winter with the wind blowing and make the temperature feel around 25 below zero or even 45 below zero and in those temperatures frostbite can set in in just 30 minutes or less.

It's okay to step outside for a bit if you need too. Just bundle up but don't stay out for longer than 30 minutes at a time.

If you don't have to go outside then just try and find something to do inside the house instead.

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