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When it Finally Gets Cold in the South

November 9, 2019

NARRATOR: The sun rises in the South once again as Southerners begin to emerge from their habitats. But this morning is unlike any other in the Southern lands, for a brisk air has fallen. This is the first cold day in the South. Observe these Southerners as they scavenge deep within the nooks and crannies for garments that lay long dormant: Their winter clothing. Strange, sleev-ed fabrics essential for braving the harsh conditions of below 60-degree weather. Oh look! It seems as if this one has found her winter coat! Watch as she revels in its warmth. And if she’s lucky, maybe she’ll find some long-lost treasure stashed away within. Ah, yes! There, see? She’s found some loose dollar bills, an old ticket stub, and a cough drop. Likely expired, she pockets it once more with the intention to throw it away later, but probably won’t. Here we see this underprepared Southerner who only owns the top half of the winter garb. His trusty shorts and flip-flops a year-long fashion. This Southerner will try to convince you that he’s not cold. But rest assured, he is. And what’s this one up to? She seems agitated, using her sense of smell to find the source of a slight burning scent. She frantically searches the stove and the oven for the source, but to no avail. What could it be? Inevitably, the Southerner recognizes this bitter stench once more as the heat was switched on for the first time. Doesn’t she feel silly? Let’s check in on Diana again, shall we? She seems to be admiring some new gloves! In fact, those look just like the ones she lost last year. She’ll likely store these in her jacket pockets, at the ready for the bitter chill– Oh wait! What’s this? The lost gloves were in her coat pocket the entire time! Ah, such a bittersweet find. Driving in the cold proves difficult for this Southerner, whose visibility is hindered by a great fog over the windows. Observe as he attempts to use the defogger. Note the confusion on his face as he switches from hot air to cold air unsure as to which one works better. When neither proves effective, the most risky of their kind will attempt a head-out-the-window maneuver. A dangerous ritual to be sure, but one he repeats yearly. And now, Diana, finally bundled up and ready to brave the cold, steps outside. But as quickly as it came, the cold has left. And in its wake, a sunny, 75-degree air remains. As Diana begins to sweat instantly, she returns into her domicile to find her familiar tank top and shorts, packing away her warm clothing once more. Renasant Bank. The best bank in the South. Visit to learn more.

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  • Reply Pa - Pa November 7, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Very accurate 😁

  • Reply Victoria Jenkins November 7, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    You guys wouldn't last two days in Washington. It's 39 – 40 degrees… ALL the time! XD

  • Reply re FLIPd November 7, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Lol, this was great. The guy with the shorts is me lol.

  • Reply Katerica Carrington November 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Don't worry I will send snow and cold wind to you guys 😁😀❄❄❄❄⛄🌨

  • Reply Trasonda November 7, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    And I approve this message 😂

  • Reply April Hitchcock November 7, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    “Sleev-ed”. So good 😊

  • Reply 68w November 7, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Snowing where I am right now still walking around in shorts and a tshirt

  • Reply Tom Mc November 7, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    We got four seasons down heah.

    Almost Summer
    Still Summer

  • Reply Jake Rumschik November 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    You guys should try a “When a Southerner visits the North” and “When a Northerner visits the South” video!

  • Reply Mrs La Harris November 7, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Lol i was the same way til 11am its hot the Gulfport area

  • Reply Mrs La Harris November 7, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Yes thats me in the car

  • Reply Mrs La Harris November 7, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Not that cold but i like that coat

  • Reply Shadya Brown-Hall November 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm


  • Reply The Fitpro Lab November 7, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Y'all need to clean that oven!

  • Reply Yofm_Nails November 7, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I’m from KY and once found a $20 I put in a coat pocket the previous winter. 😂

  • Reply SteakandKupcakes November 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    We Texans run to our coats when its 59 degrees. Every word in this video is the honest truth.

  • Reply kelly foxhoven November 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Then enter the Minnesotan warm is anything above 30 and we Still wear shorts. In the winter your nosehairs freeze the second you step outside.

  • Reply Ty’s Coins November 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Ohioan here. I didn’t understand any of that. Did they say 70 degrees? Is it even possible for it to get that warm? I haven’t even heard of a number over 60 since last September.

  • Reply Cam Miller November 7, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Would make a great series on BBC

  • Reply Katie Becker November 7, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    WINTER COAT AT 60 degrees I’m wearing Shorts and a shirt.

  • Reply Noah Januschka November 7, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Boy if it was below 60 out I’d be in short sleeves and shorts

  • Reply Shelley Roper November 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm


  • Reply J. Elizabeth November 7, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    At the end of every winter I put a $20 in my pockets which I eventually forget about until I put the jacket back on

  • Reply Vickie Godfrey November 7, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Haha , I love cold weather in the south while still wearing my tank tops.

  • Reply Dragon Dream November 7, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    1:08 WHOS DONE THIS BEFORE??? This just happened to me the other day 😅🤣

  • Reply Colin Le Blanc November 7, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    It’s literally 13 degrees in Chicago suburbs

  • Reply Weather Geek November 7, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    So relatable 😂

  • Reply Suzie Q November 7, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Y'all better keep that stuff out for tomorrow and next Tuesday in Alabama

  • Reply Mcgiver 13 November 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    I felt the defogger part in my soul

  • Reply Original name November 8, 2019 at 12:15 am

    I uSeD tO liVe iN oHiO

  • Reply Cecilia Flannigan November 8, 2019 at 12:31 am

    I can relate! Im from Savannah Georgia

  • Reply Brittany Pryor November 8, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Yes!! Extremely accurate! This is me every year!

  • Reply Cyrillic November 8, 2019 at 12:51 am

    The south isn’t cold

  • Reply Ripe TV November 8, 2019 at 12:51 am

    The worst part of it is when you wear warm clothes bc it’s cold in the morning and then when is gets hot in the afternoon you’re sweating

  • Reply Zoëjo November 8, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Yeah… you southerners won't survive a day in midwestern falls or winters… it's already well below freezing, here in Minnesota

  • Reply Ashley Ann November 8, 2019 at 12:59 am

    I'm not from the south, but it's basically the same here in Las Vegas lol

  • Reply Grace Koralewski November 8, 2019 at 1:03 am

    I'm a midwestern folk so I can't relate

  • Reply Michelle Kirkland November 8, 2019 at 1:03 am

    ROFL this video is so true of us Southerners.😂

  • Reply lynisalive November 8, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Is our girl in the Netflix series with Ashley Tisdale or does she look similar to another actress

  • Reply Caitlin Brown November 8, 2019 at 1:20 am


  • Reply CM Hughes November 8, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Yup, Arizona is the same way, only it’s under 80 everyone seems to get cold.

  • Reply William Johnston November 8, 2019 at 1:25 am

    33 in the morning and 68 by 2pm. Southern weather is bipolar.

  • Reply cheyenne davidson November 8, 2019 at 1:34 am

    This is so true

  • Reply Lauren Grace November 8, 2019 at 1:42 am

    I live in Florida… 75 degrees is cold. Our houses don’t have heaters. I don’t own a single pair of pants

  • Reply Zoie Najera November 8, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Rn in Dallas it’s freezing and to people who think it’s always warm weather in the south it’s not it starts around the end of October

  • Reply Writingman4126 November 8, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Not even Southerners can be that xxxx. Oops. Shoulda' known. They're Alabamians !!

  • Reply C Gaming November 8, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Very relatable

  • Reply Faith Mwaura November 8, 2019 at 3:38 am

    60 degrees is legitimately cold, though??? If it's getting below 75, we start breaking out the sleeves. Sincerely, a southern Arizona resident. And I swear to God, more than half of the men below the ages of 35 don't even seem to OWN pants. They'll try to wear their shorts year-round. They drove me crazy in school. Also, what ARE you supposed to do to defog your car??? I need to know!

  • Reply Lydia November 8, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Spot on!

  • Reply LookOutForNargles November 8, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Don't forget our three hours of fall.

  • Reply Steampunkphoenix_Viewer Account November 8, 2019 at 3:53 am

    I can't wait to move! Been stuck in the south waayyy too long. Texas is a nightmare. 9 months of summer and 3 months of who knows what. Below 40 one day and 80s the next. You can't win.

  • Reply Mia Eschman November 8, 2019 at 4:05 am

    i live in the midwest where you can’t really pack away seasonal clothing cause one week it’ll be 75 and the next it’s snowing.

  • Reply Clarissa Hansen November 8, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Ok, but the humidity makes the chilly air seen freezing.

  • Reply Gina the Cookie November 8, 2019 at 5:51 am

    And over here it's Spring in Australia.. Also known as "Hell." "Swooping Season," and "what the fudge even is this weather? Are we dying from heat burn or freezing?"

  • Reply GrayNeko November 8, 2019 at 6:07 am

    On the nose!!!!!

  • Reply Jonathan Hansen November 8, 2019 at 6:08 am

    I’m a California boy. So I’m not into cold and snow (never skied in the Sierras). In 1973 I joined the U.S. Air Force and was immediately sent to Keesler AFB in Biloxi Mississippi. Right on the gulf coast. I’m thinking the climate in winter is just central California where I grew up. NO!! The Gulf Coast is colder than San Francisco in December when northers come down. I never went outside without my field jacket and liner and wool glove inserts!

  • Reply Colleen Walton November 8, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Okay, but thinking something is burning because the heat got turned on? I did that today…

  • Reply Pachew November 8, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Lmao facts today I legit sprinted to my car in the parking lot once I stepped out of the store because it was 45 degrees

  • Reply Karon Hamilton November 8, 2019 at 8:21 am

    This is what were going through in las vegas!

  • Reply Carol Dubs November 8, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Matt's shorts and flip flops was a hoot. The Southern winter is an ambiguous thing . . .

  • Reply SAILOREARTH89 November 8, 2019 at 9:18 am

    we got 5 inches of snow on halloween

  • Reply SAILOREARTH89 November 8, 2019 at 9:19 am

    also some people will put shorts on as soon as it hits 60

  • Reply rocklesson86 November 8, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Yo the jacket and shorts thing is real. I see it every winter in Texas.

  • Reply William Matarazzo November 8, 2019 at 11:50 am

    This is 100% South Carolina

  • Reply Roy Crager November 8, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    East Texas! Was 35 degrees for two days….so excited! Was almost 80 the next day…..ugh

  • Reply Ken Arnold November 8, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Loved it! I live in Florida and they did a great job depicting exactly what some folks actually go through when it gets "cold" LOL!

  • Reply abandoningomelas November 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Where was that one house at to have vents in the floor? Houses in the south with central heat/air typically don't have floor vents because those are for cold climates.

  • Reply novyx1 November 8, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Below 60 hahaha, it was 22 yesterday morning.

  • Reply Creepy Toxic November 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This is so true. But im cold when it hits 73

  • Reply Laura B November 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Yep… you might as well keep at least half of your short sleeve tops out all year…..

  • Reply Daniel Moses November 8, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Talia is adorable all bundled up in her faux fur.

  • Reply One Person November 8, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    The only time its not flip flop and shorts weather is when there's slippery ice to walk on, which happens on one day about every third winter. On those days, I can still wear my shorts, just gotta put on some work boots.

  • Reply Charis Morgan November 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I don't think it's going to get below 60 this year in Florida. My soul is melting.

  • Reply Lisa Bever November 8, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Yes! Dress the kids like it's Antarctica in the morning. By the time school is over for the day, it's 80 degrees.

  • Reply Victor Martin November 8, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    LOL !!! 😃😉😎

  • Reply Leah November 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Every time we first start using the heater, I assume my house is burning down

  • Reply Beastmodebrony And wwe November 8, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    As a midwestern I lived in Huntsville Alabama for two years one year it was 13 degrees and I had to walk my dogs Lol but I’m used to cold and I went just like Indiana haha.

  • Reply Joanna Chanin November 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Omg spot on!

  • Reply Ris's Pieces November 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    All so true 😂

  • Reply Wntr Wondr November 8, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    You guys hit every beat.

  • Reply Jessaca Kordsmeier Redd in a state of Namaste soaps November 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Omg me with the defrost in the car lmao.

  • Reply Rin November 8, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    This is SO TRUE!!!

    I used to be a southerner but now live up north and this still is true for me…

    I don't know how I survive the winters up here…lol

  • Reply Deborah Kerns November 8, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    This is definitely a southern phenomenon. I lived in Texas for less than a year. But I'm from Maryland.

    In Texas, everyone would be wearing coats, gloves; scarves, earmuffs, hats; etc… in 60° weather.
    My husband and I would watch them in fascination. You would have thought it was -10° below zero the way the natives were acting.
    And if you are shopping for a new coat, you better get it in August, because in Texas; by the time September rolls around, they are all gone.

    I went most of the winter down there with just a sweater on. They thought I was crazy. This weather was like spring time to me, and my family.
    I think maybe two weeks out of the whole winter did I wear my coat while living in Texas. I'll admit though, it was nice not using outer wear for most February and March. And if it snowed down there, you better have a babysitter available. Because they close the schools for an 1/2 inch of it.

    But, the hot weather was brutal, I hated it. Stayed inside as much as I could during the summer months.

  • Reply Aimee Spencer November 8, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Below 60° weather? Are you fucking kidding me? In Britain if we get 15° we race out because it’s so hot. We’re used to having like 5° weather so be fucking grateful you stupid Americans

  • Reply doughesson November 8, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Hunters always wear camouflage this time of year because it's designed to be worn in cold weather & it's usually the warmest clothes that we own.

  • Reply Alice Walker November 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I feel so called out! Lol

  • Reply Kamala Burton November 8, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    It’s not cold in the south at all

  • Reply HJG HJG November 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    you think this is funny… you should see Los Angeles when it drizzles for 4 minutes…

  • Reply Tyler Collins November 8, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I'm actually still wearing shorts and a tshirt!

  • Reply Emma Hope November 8, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Meanwhile in Wisconsin it's 3°

  • Reply Life a Little Differently November 8, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    This is SO ACCURATE!!! 🤣

  • Reply Mantralightofangels November 8, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Best ever!! Southern Texan here. This is so true.

  • Reply socal rocks November 8, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    that is pretty much the way it goes in southern california as well..

  • Reply Nerdy Bird November 9, 2019 at 12:10 am

    It’s crazy. In Alaska it’s still in 40s. Way too warm for me.

  • Reply Apple Snapple ASW November 9, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Alabama where yall at , Gump

  • Reply KB S November 9, 2019 at 1:18 am

    So accurate. Genius delivery.

  • Reply Luna Damaris Woods November 9, 2019 at 1:21 am

    The cold doesn’t faze me and at my school when it’s cold they look at me crazy for not having a Jacket.

  • Reply Lisssquishy Poptart November 9, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I’m from way up north and we get people walking around in t shirts sometimes when it’s negative 20

  • Reply Dwight Schrute November 9, 2019 at 1:31 am

    0:53 I feel personally attacked

  • Reply Waiting4Him111 November 9, 2019 at 1:43 am

    I'm in southern California. I had to go to the mall with my daughter the other day because I don't own any long sleeve shirts and my heater is broken. It's 68 in my house in the morning.😨 I would die in Alaska.

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