Weather Channel asks: What do you consider sweater — or, if you prefer, gumbo — weather? _lowres


What’s considered “sweater weather”? Depends on whom you ask.

The Weather Channel conducted a survey of people in the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) to find out what temperature makes people break out their sweaters. Of 6,586 respondents, 59 percent placed the sweater weather cutoff into the 55 to 65 degree range.

The results show that the answer varies from state to state — and it’s not simply a north-south debate. South Dakota had the lowest temperature threshold at just 51 degrees, while western states Arizona and Nevada found that 65 degrees gave them a chill.

As for Louisiana, it takes a temperature of 60 degrees to signal sweater weather -- or, as we like to say, gumbo weather. That should not be an issue through Sunday, at least in the south Louisiana, where the forecast calls for daytime highs in the upper 80s and nighttime lows in the mid- to upper 60s.

See the full Weather Channel report here.