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Temps under 40F 178 68.46%
Temps under freezing 146 56.15%
Temps under 20F 123 47.31%
High wind and temp under freezing 110 42.31%
Minimal snow (disc unlikely to bury in most places) 159 61.15%
Heavy to drifting snow (disc will bury in many places) 114 43.85%
Ice - (slick frozen ground and/or icy tee pads) 116 44.62%
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:36 PM
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What is your winter weather limit?

Just curious. A buddy and I played today on a hilly central Iowa course. Cleaned tee boxes as we went. Around 8 degrees F, wind gusts to 35 mph, and 4+ inches of powdery fresh snow with drifting. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:41 PM
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yup. anytime. I've played in a blizzard with snow blowing sideways. After all, this is an addiction not a sport, right? LOL

my only winter limit would be the same as summer limit and that's based on injury, work or family commitments, never weather.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:43 PM
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I have played in worse weather then my limit before, but I prefer not to play if it is below 20-25 degrees. Usually there is a windchill coupled with that temperature and it makes it painful to be out there.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:47 PM
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There's not much that will keep me off the course. I've lived in Ely, MN, wasn't disc golfing at the time, but I learned to live in the cold (regularly below zero, often -30 or colder, coldest I saw was -58F). Coldest I've played was -12F, or -30F windchill, no amount of snow will keep me off the course, I've been known to play with baskets completely buried.

Part of me wants to go back north just so I can DG in more extreme weather.

In reality it depends on how motivated I am, if I was planning on DG for a certain time I won't let anything stop me. If I'm sitting around bored I'm less likely to head out to the course in below zero/windy weather than say 25* and sunny. Which is perfect this time of year if you ask me. 25* it's easy to stay warm with minimal layers, but the snow isn't melting and sticking to discs and the ground is getting sloppy.

Which brings me to my next point, I'm more of a sally when it comes to sloppy nasty, than I am cold weather. If I'm likely to need more than 3 towels, F that.
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i ususally just practice during the winter.. the cold is too hard on these bones and i may do more damage than good to my game.
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I play until my hands get cold and pretty much until the weather is unbearable.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:54 PM
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I've had a nasty cough that's kept me inside for the last few weeks... but other than that I don't have much of a limit. Snowstorm just started, can't wait to get out on Saturday!
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I also get a charge out of playing a virgin snow course with no tracks other than animals. So awesome
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In reality it depends on how motivated I am, if I was planning on DG for a certain time I won't let anything stop me. If I'm sitting around bored I'm less likely to head out to the course in below zero/windy weather than say 25* and sunny. Which is perfect this time of year if you ask me. 25* it's easy to stay warm with minimal layers, but the snow isn't melting and sticking to discs and the ground is getting sloppy.

Which brings me to my next point, I'm more of a sally when it comes to sloppy nasty, than I am cold weather. If I'm likely to need more than 3 towels, F that.
This. I've played some cooold rounds this winter. I prefer it sub-freezing but above 15. Some wind is the usual. Sun is nice.

I played BRP the other day and it started out 32 degrees with a 5mph wind and then it dropped to about 15 degrees with 60 mph gusts. That was cold.
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one vote for: none of the above
if i wanna play, i play. boots and ice spikes, tones of layers, anything it takes.
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