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Old 08-21-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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How far south do you have to go...

Aruba! or,.....Veracruz, Mx.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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I read where the changing of fall colors is caused by the daylight hours getting shorter and not by cooler temps.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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For the most part if you are South of the Mamou/Dixon line (the North - South line between rednecks and coonasses)
you'll not freeze too often.

Our winters generally last about a nanosecond.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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It snows in Atlanta and Texas from time to time, but it doesnt' last all winter like it does up North. .
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Well I live in Savannah which has a very similar climate to SE LA I think (especially NOLA) and it snowed this past winter for the first time in 14 years (2"). But it does drop below freezing regularly from late Dec to early Feb, just never stays cold for long (normal is lows in the 30s-40s and highs in the 50s-60s even in the dead of winter). Of course it snows in ATL 3-4 times each winter and lows below freezing are the norm from December-March. When I was a kid growing up in ATL in the 1980s we regularly had cold blasts that dropped the temp below zero (lowest I remember was minus-8 followed by a blizzard; we were out of school for a week and a half). And in 2000 we had snow the week after Thanksgiving and it never got above freezing until Christmas, when snow was still on the ground.

The main difference between fall/winter/spring coastal Ga to me is the changing of the leaves, and down here on the coast we mainly have pines, palms and live oaks which of course never lose their leaves. So it's kinda hard to tell when the seasons change. But drive north just a little bit and it's real obvious around Middle Georgia, Macon, etc.

And as somebody else mentioned, the HUMIDiTY makes the cold seem all that much worse in the winter just as it does the heat in the summertime.

Two of the favorite phrases here in Savannah are "It's not so much the heat as the humidity" in the summer and "It's a wet cold that will cut right through you" in the winter.

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Old 08-25-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Could've sworn it only got down to 30 or maybe just a little below that. The coldest it got this winter was that week in January when it actually froze. There was that week in December when they actually thought it would snow and let's not forget that it did snow the year before. Even so, those temperatures where way out of the norm and it was much colder on the Northshore.
It was 15 degrees for several days. My landlord's grass died (brown)

And the drafty hovel I live in was unbearable (I like the cold but 15F? wowsers)
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