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Austin, Texas Cold Temperatures

Updated on August 21, 2013

Winter Trees

A New Day

It is a bright sunny day in Central Texas. Everything looks normal and usual open the front door. Brrrrrr! It seems that an Artic blast hit our area overnight,

With temperatures at 32 degrees this morning in the big city of Austin, all seems well. At noon, the cold Artic breeze is blowing and the temperatures are hovering at 34 degrees. We will stay in the thirties today in spite of the beautiful sun in the sky.

Crisp and Cold

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Quit Snickering!

There are snowstorms all over the country and the temperatures are frigid in much of the country! I know, but we are NOT accustomed to such cold temperatures. Our winters are usually mild in this part of the country with occasional freezes and infrequent dips of temperatures into the teens. It normally warms up during the day when the night temperatures are cold.

I have lived in the New England area and played in the snow during subzero temperatures. I remember those days. My blood was thicker then. I adapted to the temperatures gradually as the Fall settled on the area. By the time winter arrived, I was slightly acclimated.

Texas is a warmer climate. We thrive on airconditioning, even in the winter when an occasional warm day enters the picture. Visitors from the North swelter in our summer heat.


Stay Warm

Our cold temperatures usually arrive the week after Christmas or the very first part of January. Thank goodness that this was a dry front with no ice. A little ice on the ground can immobilize our entire city.

Our stores don't carry wool slacks and wool coats like they do in the North. On cold days, we pull out the layers of cotton and hope to keep the body heat in. We sip lots of hot drinks and cook lots of warm food and stay inside when we can.

The weather was cold and damp yesterday, a bit warmer than today. I pulled out the crock pot and simmered a chicken and vegetables all day.The good news is that we will have day temperatures in the sixties in just a few days. I will be patient and get some home projects done until then.

The kettle is whistling, letting me know that my next cup of hot tea will soon be ready. Let's make the best of it. Stay safe and stay warm!

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  • pmccray profile image

    pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

    As a Texas home-girl I am in shock at the recent cold in the state. Shocking! Here in Utah we've hardly had a decent winter you guys have it all. LOL

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    Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

    Send it our way....I've been hoping for snow and all we have is rain, rain, rain. Seriously weird weather everywhere this year.

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    Paula Kirchner 7 years ago from Austin. Texas

    MPG Narratives, we have been hearing about the flooding in Australia for a few days now. I pray the weather turns in your favor soon!

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    Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

    Hi Paula, weather patterns seem to be extreme all over the world this January. Australia has been hit with a la nina pattern for 6 months giving us cooler temperatures and more rain than we have ever seen. East Coast Australia is flooding right now with even larger cities like Brisbane going under. Awful situation.

    We understand all about heat, our summers are usually in the 100 degree mark. I cannot imagine cold in the 30's, stay warm over there whilst we try and stay dry.

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    Dee aka Nonna 7 years ago

    Hey, I feel your pain. I lived in Houston for about 16 years and remember what it was like when the temps dropped a bit. But enjoy because the summer may be way hot. LOL. Great hub, just the mention of Texas make me miss it.