How Texans Survive Winter

  • Posted on 22nd December 2014
  • with 1 Comment

When it comes to summer, Texans are some of the toughest folks around. We endure day after day of 100 plus degree temps with little to no rain and WE ENJOY IT. Our attitudes change drastically, though, at just the thought of freezing temps. For us, the exact temperature of freezing is not your standard 32 degrees. Anything below 50? Yep, that’s cold enough for us.

So what do Texans do to survive the arctic, wintry weather that arrives sporadically a whopping 19 days (on average in Austin) in a year?

At the first sight of a cold front, we dig through the deep depths of our closets to find the one and only heavy coat we own.
One Coat_Jeff Ruane

Photo by Jeff Ruane

The second the temperature falls below 50 degrees, it’s time to crank up the heat and light the fireplace!
Fireplace_Rick Payette

Photo by Rick Payette

Before even thinking about going outdoors, we put on at least five layers of clothing; tank top, long johns, t-shirt, sweatshirt and the big finale, the giant, insulated jacket. And that’s just the top half of our body!
Bundled Up_Chuck Coker

Photo by Chuck Coker

Toes are especially sensitive to cold weather, so we must wear at 2-4 pairs of socks at all times.

Photo by Flickr user savageblackout

We have to keep our inner temperatures warm too, so we make thermos after thermos of coffee and hot chocolate.
Hot Chocolate_Robyn Lee

Photo by Robyn Lee

If even the slightest hint of ice or snow pops up, we’re shutting down the city. It’s waaaay too dangerous.
Icy_Robert Hensley

When all else fails, we just leave the polar temps for warmer, sunnier weather!
Beach_Luke Ma

Photo by Luke Ma

So get your scarves, hats, leggings and long johns ready, Texans, because winter has officially arrived!

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