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Old 11-30-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: America
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i love the way some southerners whine about a few measly weeks of cold air, when they have more than 3/4 of the entire year to enjoy the warmth
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Yes, I suppose we are from the standpoint of cold, but some of the people who get real winters wouldn't care for our Texas August one bit. I don't like it myself.
...or June, July, September and some of October! All hot more often than not.

16 degrees here in Alamo....

And the usual weird temperature spread again:

Alpine: 22
Fort Davis: 23
Marfa: 18
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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i love the way some southerners whine about a few measly weeks of cold air, when they have more than 3/4 of the entire year to enjoy the warmth
This southerner doesn't complain about the cold and I sure don't enjoy the warmth, which is more than 3/4 of the year.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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This southerner doesn't complain about the cold and I sure don't enjoy the warmth, which is more than 3/4 of the year.
You and me both........................!

But where you are in Texas is especially miserable in the summer, though.

West Texas and the Panhandle are bad enough with little humidity, but the rest of the state takes the cake in summer misery. Just depends on whether you tolerate sauna or oven conditions better.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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i love the way some southerners whine about a few measly weeks of cold air, when they have more than 3/4 of the entire year to enjoy the warmth
lol

My main issue with cold weather is that it affects my health. On top of that; I get chapped lips and always ashy.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Yes, I suppose we are from the standpoint of cold, but some of the people who get real winters wouldn't care for our Texas August one bit. I don't like it myself.
August? Hell, I was born in August in San Antone, dressed for the occasion. Nothing wicks moisture better than skin. I quit the tape on speedos at an early age, just hang in cotton trunks now.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: I went over the rainbow
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Yes, I suppose we are from the standpoint of cold, but some of the people who get real winters wouldn't care for our Texas August one bit. I don't like it myself.
I can't wait to experience a Texas summer. Actually I look forward to it. What I don't look forward to is the 35 below zero and then the wind chill on top of that. But maybe with some luck I won't have to be here for it this year.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I don't care for either extreme. I'm unfamiliar with extreme cold, so I can't really comment on it from experience (although 19 degrees above on a motorcycle is something I've experienced, and it's bone-chilling). The problem with heat in the eastern half of TX is the humidity. Sweating doesn't do much good because it doesn't evaporate, and since it isn't pure water, it cakes and one smothers in it. Yuck. Dry heat is a lot easier for me to take.

Cathy4017: To the tune of Green Acres: "Fort Davis is the place for me..."
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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i love the way some southerners whine about a few measly weeks of cold air, when they have more than 3/4 of the entire year to enjoy the warmth
I'm not a southerner; I just live here. I love Texas winters much better than where I'm from, southern CA. So many do whine about the short-lived cold season, but I whine about the heat. That is not accepted for some dumb reason. Warmth isn't bad, but relentless heat and humidity for five months is not fun. It's unbearable.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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I can't wait to experience a Texas summer. Actually I look forward to it. What I don't look forward to is the 35 below zero and then the wind chill on top of that. But maybe with some luck I won't have to be here for it this year.
I'm not familiar with weather that cold and don't think I'd like it, but until you've experienced a summer in hell, you just haven't lived.
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