Crazy Weather in Austin This Week!

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There is an old saying in our state, "If you don't like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes - it'll change!".  This is sometimes completely true, and never more so than this week so far.

Yesterday, my mom was in town, so we took the kids out shopping and to lunch at Chuy's, where we had some of their incredible creamy jalapeno dip.  My mom hadn't tried it before, so she was in for a special treat.  While we were out, we commented on how unseasonably warm it was.  Everyone seemed to be in a great mood - the shoppers, the waitstaff at the restaurant, fellow motorists, etc.  You get the picture.  Although I am not a great golfer (or even really a good golfer, or a serviceable golfer), I wished that I were on a golf course somewhere, or perhaps in a park.


I found out last night while watching the news that yesterday's high temperature was 92 degrees in Austin.  Let me say that again - NINETY TWO degrees!  In the "winter".  I spoke with my friend Adam in Long Island and while we were on the phone he was admonishing his son not to play in the snow right then because he wasn't wearing his boots.  SNOW?  What is that?  I laughed as I told him that I was wearing shorts.

Well, I guess it's time for us to get a taste of winter after all, and a mere 24 hours after that balmy day.  Tonight, we are predicted to have a low of around 20 degrees, a full 72 degrees colder than yesterday.

So, I'm not sure if that gives you any idea of what we deal with here, but there are days when I wear a polo shirt but take along a jacket or coat for the evening.  Or, I must turn on the A/C during the day, then the heat at night to keep it from getting too chilly.  As a native Texan, having lived my entire life in this great state, I am certainly used to it now, but I also know that it takes some getting used to. 

As a side note, the funniest question that I am asked by people looking to relocate from out-of-state is, "Does this home have A/C?" 

For the record, I can assure you that EVERY home has air conditioning here.


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Jeff Kessler
Austin Homes, Realtors - Austin, TX

It has been some crazy weather here, but way better than up North where it is Cold, Cold, Cold and Colder,


Feb 26, 2008 03:33 PM #1
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
JEFF - Agreed.  I am happy to have this type of craziness!
Feb 26, 2008 03:35 PM #2
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
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Jason.... I lived in Houston, TX when I was 7...back in the mid 70's. I remember how humid it got... but I also remember the little funnels at times, that would be in the sky. I felt at times that I was in the Wizard of Oz movie... always wondering if one of those funnels would develop into an actual tornado. 

Overall, I will say that Global Warming is a lot serious than many will lead on to be. Where I live, we have only had about 1 1/2 inches of snow for the season, up until 2 days ago. We got 3 more inches. But that is only 4 to 5 inches for the year. The shore, south and east of me, has had 5 more inches than I have. yes, it's been weird...

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Feb 26, 2008 04:04 PM #3
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Jason- Does Austin get as humid as Houston does? People say it is humid in Florida, but that depends on where you are. We get the ocean breeze that keeps us with how humidity except for the heat of summer. But whenever I went to Houston, it was much more humid and hot than here. 
Feb 26, 2008 04:08 PM #4
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Hi Jason:  Yes, it was wild up here in Fort Worth, too.  Mid Eighties.  Just another winter day in Fort Worth, Texas.  One good thing about being 85 degrees on February 25th... it doesn't take very long to shovel the snow.  Take care... thanks for sharing.
Feb 26, 2008 04:24 PM #5
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Jason, that's a hot winter day!  We can have some major fluctuations in our weather here too -- like 75 degrees one day and ice storm the next (which just happened about 2 weeks ago).  I'm reminded of the hilarious SNL skit with Chris Farley about El Nino weather patterns.  By the way did you get a chance to read my post yesterday about the weather?

I'm a bit jealous that you're wearing shorts, while I'm donning a wool coat and leather gloves.

Feb 26, 2008 09:49 PM #6
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