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It's actually…cold!

So we had a freak snow incident a week or so back here in southeast Texas.  It lasted…about four hours and was pretty much gone the minute it stopped.  By the next day temps had warmed up to more balmy temperatures and by two days later it was quite warm, muggy and sloppy again.

TWO days ago the highs reached nearly 80.

Yesterday morning when I took the kids to school it was a nippy 35 degrees, which around here sends people into panic and into their winter parkas.  Yes, I know, quit rolling your eyes.  We actually didn’t get much above 50 the entire day.  My daughter complained that she didn’t get to go outside when I dropped her off because it was “too cold.”

Today it’s warmer but still nippy. I think we’re in the 40s, but that’s pretty darn cold by our standards.  Not that I have heat running in the house or anything, but going outside spawns immediate eye widening and an exclamation of “what the hell is this?”

A few years ago (before all the hurricanes came through and wiped out Bolivar Peninsula) we were on the beach on New Years Day. Temps were in the 80s and it was bright and sunshiney, to give you a little reference on our “winters” hehe

My cats think it’s the end of the world and have been relentlessly stalking me. As soon as I sit down anywhere, one of them jumps onto my lap and hunkers down like she’s seeing the next ice age.

I fully expect it to warm up just in time for Christmas, because, well, Christmas around here is more like rainy 70ish temperatures with the dip into the 50s at night. (maybe)

Because really, what is Christmas without mud and muggy weather? :)


8 thoughts on “It's actually…cold!”

  1. Ali says:

    I have my fingers crossed for a cold, rainy, dark and cloudy Christmas, hehe
    I thought it was a hoot when it snowed that one day and was sunny the next… looked as if it hadn’t snowed at all.

  2. Maria says:

    It’s cold here, around 30°. I prefer balmy temps and not a huge fan of a “White Christmas”. Hopefully will be dry during the holidays here.

  3. Lillie A. says:

    Apparently Mother Nature is confused. It’s 25 freakin degrees here. And it’s not even officially winter yet! There are many good reasons why I live in the south. One of them is I hate the cold! :cursesign:

  4. Amy M. says:

    We are having a heat wave! It is 32 degrees here right now. Thursday the high was about 10, with the low in around minus 5! A little too early in the season for me to be this cold, but I shouldn’t complain…so long as I have snow on Christmas I will be a happy camper!:cheer:

  5. I would love no snow on Christmas. Unfortunately, I got about 2 feet last week, so I don’t think it’s going to disappear anytime soon.

  6. Janet H says:

    The weather here is much the same. Well, it has rained and rained and rained since about, I don’t know, maybe Saturday. It finally stopped last night. Thankfully, before it washed us all away.

  7. Odette Sauvé says:

    Well, here in Quebec it is freezing. Minus 15 degrees Celcius, around 10 degrees F for you. And I hate winter.

    I have a sister who lives in Dallas and can’t wait to come home for Christmas to see the snow. Can we switch places, please???

  8. Jane Squires says:

    Where in Texas are you? I used to live in Bay City and would love to be back where it was warm at Christmas. I also lived in Arizona at one time for 4 1/2 years and loved Christmas in the park. Here in Southern Missouri it gets cold and we have some snow but usually not as much as Illinois where I grew up. But the past two years have been rough with ice. So I prefer to only look at snow on postcards, etc.
    Merry Christmas.

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