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Old 11-23-2015, 01:23 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by Return2Paradise View Post
If you don't want temperatures below 50, Austin isn't the place for you. We often dip into the 20's and occasionally the teens in the winter. I think Florida, Southern California and Southern Arizona are the only places that meet your temperature criteria. And as others have stated, you won't be in a better traffic situation here.
'Often' dip into the 20s? Occasionally, we dip into the 20s for a low at night. The Average low in January (coldest month) is 40 F and the average high is 60 F.

Austin averages 88 days below 45 and 19 days when the minimum temperature falls at or below freezing (NOAA).
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Old 11-24-2015, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Roadking2003 View Post
Do you really live in Austin? Last January we had two nights below 30 and none in February and none in December. Those are our coldest months and they average 61 to 68 for daytime highs. Two out of 90 is not "often in the 20s".

And BTW, you don't usually skydive at night, so the nighttime low temps are meaningless. Last Jan and Feb had 15 days when the high temps were below 50.
Not this again

Yes, I do live in Austin and I've lived here for 18 years. I commute by motorcycle year round and I check the morning temperatures every day.

Here are the low temp details from 2014.

Climate information for Austin - Texas - Southwest - United States

Austin, TX Avg. Number of days with Min Temp Below Freezing

Jan 8.0
Feb 4.0
Mar 1.0
Apr 0.0
May 0.0
Jun 0.0
Jul 0.0
Aug 0.0
Sep 0.0
Oct 0.5
Nov 1.0
Dec 5.0
Annual 19.0

19 days where it dropped below freezing. During 4 calendar months last winter, the low temperatures dipped into the 20's or lower at least once. We even hit 24 degrees in MARCH. Still feeling toasty warm?

As for the OP's requirement of "Year round with temps 50 and above", even you stated that in just two months of winter (not the entire winter), there were 15 days where the temps didn't get above 50 degrees. So Austin does not meet his criteria, as stated.

I guess the question is, Roadking2003, do YOU actually live in Austin?

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Old 11-24-2015, 12:21 PM
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Oh, and if you're falling at 120 miles per hour and the ambient temperature is 50 degrees, the wind chill will be right around freezing. I'd be skydiving wearing a Snuggie
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