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What December Looks Like Where I live (Today)





High today: mid-70s
High tomorrow: upper 70s
Lows: mid 50s to low 30s (when cold front comes through later this week)

Everyone is all excited about a freeze, but,despite my really poor performance in my meteorology courses (yes! I took them! required for a geography degree!), I'm pretty sure the weather can't be at 32 for ten minutes and create a freeze, as much as some of us might wish it.

So...show me photos, give data...what's December like for you right now?

P.S. This is one of two waterside parks near my house that are my favorites for jogging/walking. Lately I've been at this one most of the time, and the relative warmth and green struck me as funny beside the Christmas tree in the gazebo.

Comments

thordora said…
I'll take some pictures later. It snowed last night, but not pretty and fluffy. Cold, crunchy and frozen, with a wind that whips it through you and around your ears.

THIS BLOWS.

70F grumble grumble grumble...
Magpie said…
It was 12 degrees out at my house this morning. On the other hand, I've heard rumors that it's going to be in the 50s on Wednesday.
nonlineargirl said…
Ah, 70. Thank goodness I have a trip to LA coming so I can get my fix.

Mid 40s, overcast here today. The bad part is that the sun starts to set by 4:30 this time of year. (But summer makes it worthwhile.)
Kyla said…
It looks JUST LIKE THAT! Insanity. Stupid Texas.
rockygrace said…
Here in upstate New York, it's currently 13 degrees out. Which means we're losing ground, because it was a whopping 15 when I got up this morning. Bleeaarrgggghhhh.
Amy Urquhart said…
Today it's 19F and snowing outside. I posted a link to a photo of the view out our back window on Twitter!
Anonymous said…
Palm trees. Lots of palm trees.
jeanie said…
The sun has just come up and the rainclouds from the last few days are clearing to the edges (sort of like an old fashioned man's hairstyle).

At 5.15am, the temperature is a balmy 19 degress (66 Farenheit), although our expected high today is 26 (79) - so fairly sensational.
Mayberry said…
Oh man. Here it's snow, snow and more snow and temps in the teens/20s F. And supposed to get 6-10 more inches overnight. I DO NOT NEED a snow day tomorrow THX!
painted maypole said…
it's actually been rather cold, for Louisiana, and I think we've had 3 hard frosts already this year.
ewe are here said…
Your pictures make me miss my last state's residence, Hawaii. Because I HATE being cold. And it's cold here right now, as in frost in the mornings. Grrrr.
Unknown said…
I had a meteorology course, too! It was an "interdisciplinary" math/science course--or math/science for dummies, as I liked to call it!

A picture of Orange County would look pretty similar today. (I don't think I'll have time to go take a picture and post it. I shouldn't even be visiting your blog right now!)
Anonymous said…
Here... just like where you are, but with a bit less of the sea breeze.

December in Houston sure is fun. And you are right, 10 minutes of <32 degrees does NOT a freeze make (though it can feel mighty darned cold.)

~EdT.
Anonymous said…
We had gloppy snow and freezing rain over the weekend and so the roads are shite today and soon to be covered with another does of white powder from the snow flurry activity we've had on and off.

Still, all I can think of when I think Houston is humidity, so I will live with winter until May.
Deb Rox said…
On my end of the Gulf (Tallahassee) it looks pretty similar. Feels bitchin cold to me. I've lived in Chicago and St. Louis before, but I couldn't cut it there now.
said…
I'm in West Central Georgia, not too much further north than y'all but much further from the coast so we've been having hard freezes pretty frequently since October. Lately we've been in the 20s at night and get out of the 30s by about lunch time. No leaves on trees, the kudzu is dead, the grass is dead. The only thing that's green are the pines.
We're wading through at least a foot of snow in MI, with more ice and snow expected tonight. I don't really mind it much now, in December. It's March and April that make me wish for photos like yours!
Kat said…
I LOVE winter in Houston. I just got back from a trip to Michigan, it snowed a lot while we were there. So funny to see my little Texas-born boy playing in the snow for five minutes, then it's "Mommy, I'm FREEZING!" and back in the house. About twenty times a day.

I could live in the North again if I had to, but I'm pretty spoiled by our winters here. It's my favorite time of year.
flutter said…
looks beautiful. really.
Melissa said…
Looks about the same in Austin. Although this year? We have foliage! Really pretty leaves on trees. Amazing. If you bundle up and pretend it's like 20 degrees cooler, you can pretend it's fall.
Anonymous said…
Ugh, so jealous! We just came back from vacation in Florida where it was 60's and 70's to our first snowfall on Sunday. And this morning we woke up to more light snow and a whooping 8F on our outdoor thermometer. Taking vacation in early December stinks because you have the whole winter still ahead of you.
Mad said…
Oh, it is so beautiful here. Cold as hell but pretty. The snow storm the other day was big and fluffy and snowman worthy. Then the deep chill came. -18 C this morning. By tomorrow morning it's supposed to be +11 C and raining. Go figure.
Anonymous said…
A geography degree?! Cool.

It's been in the 40s here, which is freezing as far as I'm concerned. I have no idea how I survived 10 years in the midwest.
Christine said…
it is cold, cold, cold, and cold!!!
Anonymous said…
Just had a huge cold front blow through. I'm hoping any precipitation is staved off until the boys get here from College Station.
Karen Jensen said…
I thought you guys got some snow the other day. It has been clear and crisp here--my favorite weather!
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Pfffft! Not fair! It's -17 here right now (brrrr).

Hope you had a great Christmas Julie!
Stephanie said…
Hi! I would love it if you would bring back Hump Day Hmm. I promise to participate (more) if you do.

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