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Old 01-09-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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Hi,
I've a wonderful opportunity to attend TTHSC and I like everything about the program, but, unfortunately, I cannot tolerate cold weather and I cannot afford to get sick as the program is pretty intense.

So looking at https://weatherspark.com/averages/30...-United-States , I see that average highs during winter months is ~50F (with 45F as the 25th percentile). I can tolerate 50-60F, so can I hope that (on average) it gets that high during the days, and whether the cold/freezing temp (25F-35F). is only during the nights?

Sorry for the stupid question; I've an option to attend another program close to where I stay (Houston), but I really want Texas Tech to win here, but not sure if I'm just putting too much faith in the daytime high temps; would rather be safe than sorry, but then I don't quite expect gulf coast weather in Lubbock, but 50 would be much appreciated...

Thank you for your time!
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:21 PM
 
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Lubbock tends to have highly variable weather during the winter. It is true that most winter days are over 50, but it is not uncommon for a cold front to drop the temperature 40 degrees in a few hours. It can be upper 50s/lower 60s for a week, have sub-freezing temperatures for a couple days straight, then shoot right back up.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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I've seen day and nighttime temperatures stay below zero for almost a week but as Westerner92 says, Lubbock has HIGHLY variable winter weather. Then too, most of the time it's not so much the air temperatures as it is the wind that can substantially affect wind chill.
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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Thank you for the insights. Part of me says to suck it up because nothing ventured, nothng gained...
I was there last week of October, and it was a tad chilly, but quite pleasant. And it's nice not to be stuck in traffic.

Can I assume (per the graphs) that this "terrible" (sorry) weather is from Nov-Feb?
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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Thank you for the insights. Part of me says to suck it up because nothing ventured, nothng gained...
I was there last week of October, and it was a tad chilly, but quite pleasant. And it's nice not to be stuck in traffic.

Can I assume (per the graphs) that this "terrible" (sorry) weather is from Nov-Feb?
For the most part. Springtime can be highly variable. There is an occasional wintery day in March, and it's not completely unheard of to snow in early April (happened twice that I remember growing up there). That said, it's more likely to be 80 for a high by late March than 45.
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