Austin, Texas Cold Temperatures
A New Day
It is a bright sunny day in Central Texas. Everything looks normal and usual until....you 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 ColdClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
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!