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Old 09-12-2014, 06:10 AM   #1
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Weather man in TEXAS?

Our first year out, we are in West Texas, I would like a good guess as to how far south I would have to go to not have to worry about frozen pipes?/

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Our first year out, we are in West Texas, I would like a good guess as to how far south I would have to go to not have to worry about frozen pipes?/
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I can only help you as far as the DFW area, lived there from 1969-1985. The published average temps during the winter months will show above freezing, but do not believe that for one second! I winterized my RV's and would have had problems with freezing had I not done so. It is not the snow that gets you in the DFW area, but rather the ICE! We have lived in the mountains of Colorado since leaving Texas in 1985, and actually prefer the drier but colder winters here. The humidity in the DFW area is what makes the winters seem worse than they actually are. Good luck, just keep going further south until another Texan chimes in. Bruce
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If I had to draw an imaginary line, I'd say Austin and southward is pretty safe, but you never know for sure with Texas weather.
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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If I had to draw an imaginary line, I'd say Austin and southward is pretty safe, but you never know for sure with Texas weather.
Generally this is true. We occasionally have a bad snap of winter weather around there. (We live just south of Austin) but if we do it usually only lasts a day or two.

Just to give you an idea - we haven't seen measurable snow in 30 years.
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The Texas Hill Country will be a lot colder than the surrounding areas.
Example--San Antonio might forecast a light freeze 32*. The area around Kerrville (and us at Leakey) would probably be in the mid to low 20's. It's not unusual for the Leakey area to get in the teens but it usually doesn't last long.
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I lived in San Antonio for 15 years and saw frozen pipes frequently. I suggest Corpus Christi and points south.

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Have lived in Dallas, Houston, georgetown, and Corpus christi. All will freeze, occasionally for a couple days at a time. If that is a big concern for you, look to the Rio Grande Valley
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About the best you can get is "almost never freezes". From Austin south, it rarely stays below freezing after the sun comes up and they can be dealt with moderate precautions. Last winter was a freak.
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Freezing and then freezing. With light freezing like 30 or there snouts and warming to above during the day no problem. Freezing and holding for two three days, a light bulb in the water bay and comfortable in the RV with water hose uncooked. You are Mobil just keep an eye on the weather. Weather reporting is good for at least two weeks if not a month.


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