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Old 07-21-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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Hello everybody,I dislike winters very much.I am looking for somewhere with milder winters in the future.So, does Phoenix/Yuma have significantly milder winters than San Antone/Austin?I want to settle down in the SA/ATX/Hill Country Area someday but I am thinking of also living in Phoenix or at least be a snowbird there for January and February.lol.I know I can look up stats online but I would like to hear the inside scoop from actual people.I would think Phoenix/Yuma would have the milder winters cuz you have lower humidity.However on the flip side the dry air cools off more at nite.I heard that the humid air in San Antone and Austin can make it feel damp and cold.Thanks in advance yall.
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:08 PM
 
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Hello everybody,I dislike winters very much.I am looking for somewhere with milder winters in the future.So, does Phoenix/Yuma have significantly milder winters than San Antone/Austin?I want to settle down in the SA/ATX/Hill Country Area someday but I am thinking of also living in Phoenix or at least be a snowbird there for January and February.lol.I know I can look up stats online but I would like to hear the inside scoop from actual people.I would think Phoenix/Yuma would have the milder winters cuz you have lower humidity.However on the flip side the dry air cools off more at nite.I heard that the humid air in San Antone and Austin can make it feel damp and cold.Thanks in advance yall.
Yuma is the best for winters on that list if you want warm. Normal highs mainly in the 70s and normal lows 45-50. Phoenix is the second best, normal highs 65-75 and normal lows 45-50. Then Austin and SA bring up the rear, with normal highs in the 60s and normal lows 35-45.

And Austin and San Antonio are more variable than Phoenix or Yuma. The Texas cities might see more days in the 80s in the winter than Phoenix or Yuma, but they will also see days with highs in the 30s and 40s which never happens in SW AZ. Phoenix's coldest day in the winter will usually have a high 49-55, and Yuma rarely has a high below 60. And AUS and SAT see more lows in the 20s and even occasional high 10s which never happen in PHX or NYL. The coldest morning of the year in both Phoenix and Yuma won't go below about 30-32 9 years in 10
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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Ive lived in San Antonio for 7 years. Ive seen a dusting of snow twice and i mean a very light dusting. Sometimes we get a cold front and will have a couple days below freezing and sometimes we can hit 90 in feb but overall its very pleasant, but doubt its as warm as phoenix in winter.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:54 PM
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Yuma is the best for winters on that list if you want warm. Normal highs mainly in the 70s and normal lows 45-50. Phoenix is the second best, normal highs 65-75 and normal lows 45-50. Then Austin and SA bring up the rear, with normal highs in the 60s and normal lows 35-45.

And Austin and San Antonio are more variable than Phoenix or Yuma. The Texas cities might see more days in the 80s in the winter than Phoenix or Yuma, but they will also see days with highs in the 30s and 40s which never happens in SW AZ. Phoenix's coldest day in the winter will usually have a high 49-55, and Yuma rarely has a high below 60. And AUS and SAT see more lows in the 20s and even occasional high 10s which never happen in PHX or NYL. The coldest morning of the year in both Phoenix and Yuma won't go below about 30-32 9 years in 10
Good you pointed out variability.

That is the biggest difference, farther west you go in North America,
the more stable the winters are. Especially west of the Rockies.

Growing citrus....Yuma/Phoenix....yes!.......Austin/San Antoinio.....not so much.

Austin and San Antonio aren't that much "better" in winter than where OP
lives in Mildland-Odessa, TX....not enough of a difference to facilitate moving.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Good you pointed out variability.

That is the biggest difference, farther west you go in North America,
the more stable the winters are. Especially west of the Rockies.

Growing citrus....Yuma/Phoenix....yes!.......Austin/San Antoinio.....not so much.

Austin and San Antonio aren't that much "better" in winter than where OP
lives in Mildland-Odessa, TX....not enough of a difference to facilitate moving.
Definitely grow citrus here, both residential and commercial. My aunt in suburban Gilbert has an Orange tree in her back yard that she eats and juices from every winter
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:26 PM
 
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My friend grows grapefruits in her back yard and there is a large lime tree on the riverwalk in San Antonio and ive seen banana trees with bananas on it, But I wouldn't grow it myself.
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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Phoenix & Yuma have a demonstrably better winter that is a bit warmer, sunnier, less windy (especially Phoenix), drier. Also more variable in winter in San Antone which is 16F colder all time temp than Phoenix. That being said, the Austin & San Antone winters are a joke compared to most of the country.
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:29 PM
 
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Good you pointed out variability.

That is the biggest difference, farther west you go in North America,
the more stable the winters are. Especially west of the Rockies.

Growing citrus....Yuma/Phoenix....yes!.......Austin/San Antoinio.....not so much.

Austin and San Antonio aren't that much "better" in winter than where OP
lives in Mildland-Odessa, TX....not enough of a difference to facilitate moving.
Well,the winters would not be the main reason for moving to San Antone/Austin area.My family is thinking of moving to that area so I would be close to them if I did move there with them.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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Thanks for all of yall's input everybody.I now know that the winters in Arizona are milder than San Antone/Austin.Thanks again yall.
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