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Old 07-28-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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Texas or AZ?

We've been to the Phoenix area over the past couple of winters but I wouldn't mind a change. I'm thinking of Austin over Xmas and New Year's and wouldn't mind some advice from folks. How's the weather in Austin that time of year? Would you choose Austin over Phoenix?

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Old 07-28-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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How's the weather in Austin that time of year?
See HERE.

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THIS graph compares Austin to Phoenix climates. You can check average high, average low, etc. at the top of the page.

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THIS graph compares Austin to Phoenix climates. You can check average high, average low, etc. at the top of the page.

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I live a couple of miles up the road from Austin (Dallas). I am not sure I would pick here to spend the winter. I would be looking for warmth.
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We like Lake Havasu AZ area, along the Colorado river below Parker Dam.
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You asked, Austin way too crowded and further south way too windy. How about going further out of Phoenix, like Apache Junction?
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California coast--pick a spot---lots to consider---varied, temperate and much much different than Phoenix, stay south and you will avoid a winter really certainly not any colder than Phoenix would get----but an Ocean view to boot.
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I would look at Tuson, Az as well as Havasu. I stayed in South Texas in Donna for 2 weeks last winter and have booked it for 4 months this coming winter. The wind was blowing nearly every day and that is the biggest complaint that we heard while there. If you have the ability to live with it you will fit right in with many, many other "Winter Texans" One of the positives is the cost of living for the area seems to be one of the best in the nation. They are glad to see you and there are a lot of things to do scheduled each day during the winter. I even noticed many gatherings such as Des Moines East High reunions for graduates. UPS retiree breakfasts, Etc. If nothing else there is always a flea market to spend your money and plenty of golf courses.
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California coast--pick a spot---lots to consider---varied, temperate and much much different than Phoenix, stay south and you will avoid a winter really certainly not any colder than Phoenix would get----but an Ocean view to boot.
Hi there, NJS42!
Sounds like you might have some tips for a fellow Washingtonian...
I don't want to hijack this thread- could you take a quick look at
Boondock near Laytonville, California? and post any ideas/suggestions you might have?

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Texas weather is unpredictable. I have spent the majority of my life somewhere in TX. We now live in the NW Austin area. Winters are for the most part mild, and pleasant, with temps in the 30's to 70's. But last year we had an exceptionally cold winter with temps in the teens for extended periods. Christmas and New years is normally a very pleasant time to be here weather wise.

Overall averages produce pleasant winters here. I haven't wintered in Phoenix, but have been through there many times at all times of the year, so don't really have the experience to compare it to Austin's winters.

There are several choices in RV parks in the area. From small parks to large parks to state parks to COE parks. Some have full hookups, and some only water and electricity.
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Come to the Reo Grand Valley. The wind does not blow all the time. Many many RV parks to rent, lease and or buy your lot. This will be our 6 yr, we own a brick home in Leisure Vally Ranch in Mission TX. We travel form WA to TX in the MH and camp/sitesee both ways.

http://www.martinvalley.com/index.html

We had 1 or 2 overnight freezes last year.
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I agree with rgvtexan, as a few years ago after spending a week in Quartzsite AZ we traveled to Harlingen, TX where we remained a couple of months in Jan & Feb. We found the found the weather to be very comfortable for that time of the year. There were some windy days, but not all that bad.
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Try Country Roads RV Resort in Yuma Arizona, you will never be bored. Much better than South Texas...... JOR2
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Another vote for the Rio Grande Valley. Mission TX. All they really want in AZ is your wallet. And Florida would rather you just mail the cash. And we've tried them all.

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