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Old 01-08-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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It was 67 in Austin today while much of the country is in a deep freeze. We get nice weather too.
Fair enough. That's a comfortable temp.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Well we each have our own preferences. I'll take the crisp weather in January and warm weather in October.

Fall leaves are overrated. You have tons and tons of raking followed by tons and tons of raking, and then all the deciduous trees are bare like telephone poles for the rest of the winter. I much prefer evergreen trees.

I don't own a rake lol. I dont do anything with my leaves. Theyre biodegradable, harmless and will get covered in snow anyway. Furthermore, raking is not a hardship. Making big leaf piles is fun. I love bare trees. Only evergreens I care for are conifers. Also, Austin has deciduous trees too, but without the amazing October colours.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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It was 67 in Austin today while much of the country is in a deep freeze. We get nice weather too.
We had a thaw today. Not much a "deep freeze." I prefer a deep freeze, now things are slushy and damp. Tomorrow might reach 40. It's too early for such warmth. I can't wait for that supposed snowstorm this week.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Also, Austin has deciduous trees too, but without the amazing October colours.
I can tell from this comment that you haven't been to Austin. There are two predominant species, the Live Oak, which is deciduous but keeps its leaves all year with a short period of shedding in early March with leaves back on by late March. The second species is Cedar, officially "Juniper Ash". They are evergreen and look like Christmas trees. In fact they are decorated along one of our major highways, 360, in the Christmas season. So we still get seasons too but we don't have to shovel snow.

Also, I hated that up north, spring comes so late. There was a blizzard in April in Pittsburgh when I lived there. April should be a spring month, with flowers. Here in April we have bluebonnets and other spring colors that are better than anything I ever saw up north. I'd rather take spring flowers over fall color, as fall color is basically leaves slowing dying off whether spring flowers is new life springing. It's just so joyous...
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We had a thaw today. Not much a "deep freeze." I prefer a deep freeze, now things are slushy and damp. Tomorrow might reach 40. It's too early for such warmth. I can't wait for that supposed snowstorm this week.
Things are dry and mild here. That's what I hated about up north, when the weather finally becomes bearable, you get "slush" season. No problem like that here. When it warms up it warms up no problems...
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:11 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I can tell from this comment that you haven't been to Austin. There are two predominant species, the Live Oak, which is deciduous but keeps its leaves all year with a short period of shedding in early March with leaves back on by late March. The second species is Cedar, officially "Juniper Ash". They are evergreen and look like Christmas trees. In fact they are decorated along one of our major highways, 360, in the Christmas season. So we still get seasons too but we don't have to shovel snow.

Also, I hated that up north, spring comes so late. There was a blizzard in April in Pittsburgh when I lived there. April should be a spring month, with flowers. Here in April we have bluebonnets and other spring colors that are better than anything I ever saw up north. I'd rather take spring flowers over fall color, as fall color is basically leaves slowing dying off whether spring flowers is new life springing. It's just so joyous...
Austin gets some seasons, but not 4 seasons. Dallas doesn't even really even get 4 seasons. April Blizzards are uncommon pretty much anywhere in the US. 85 degree weather in "Winter" December and January down here in Texas isn't uncommon at all.

The bluebonnetts in Texas are very beautiful, a spring drive in the hill country when they are in season is incredible. That said, plenty of places up north also have beautiful wild flowers, my home state of Idaho sure does.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Things are dry and mild here. That's what I hated about up north, when the weather finally becomes bearable, you get "slush" season. No problem like that here. When it warms up it warms up no problems...
There is nothing mild about summers in Texas. LOL
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I would hate to live in Miami and LA, even Texas and parts of the Deep South get a winter. I love a winter even if it only lasts a a few months. I love 40s weather, great crisp air. Great for running. Maybe it is because I am from Sweden I like the cold and not extreme heat all year round.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I can tell from this comment that you haven't been to Austin. There are two predominant species, the Live Oak, which is deciduous but keeps its leaves all year with a short period of shedding in early March with leaves back on by late March. The second species is Cedar, officially "Juniper Ash". They are evergreen and look like Christmas trees. In fact they are decorated along one of our major highways, 360, in the Christmas season. So we still get seasons too but we don't have to shovel snow.

Also, I hated that up north, spring comes so late. There was a blizzard in April in Pittsburgh when I lived there. April should be a spring month, with flowers. Here in April we have bluebonnets and other spring colors that are better than anything I ever saw up north. I'd rather take spring flowers over fall color, as fall color is basically leaves slowing dying off whether spring flowers is new life springing. It's just so joyous...

I have been to Austin. In March and in May. Most of the trees were still bare in March though others were blooming.

Average high in April in Pittsburgh is 61 (warmer than ours) so I can't imagine a blizzard to be the norm. I don't want blizzards in April too but they don't represent the month on average. That's like saying that Texas February is super hot because it can reach 80+ degrees once in a while.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:28 PM
 
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Average high in April in Pittsburgh is 61 (warmer than ours) so I can't imagine a blizzard to be the norm. I don't want blizzards in April too but they don't represent the month on average. That's like saying that Texas February is super hot because it can reach 80+ degrees once in a while.
You can't use the average high during the time of spring in a place like Pittsburgh. It varies greatly from day to day, violently sometimes. Mean minimums is a good indication of the lowest temperature the average month will receive and for Pittsburgh in April that's 24F. Snow happens probably almost every April there. Obviously warmer temperatures do as well.
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