A Texas "Winter"
By Karina, age 17, Texas
No snow. At all. Most people who live in my hometown haven't even seen snow! People in our little town get excited over sleet or when it gets so cold you can see your own breath! In all my 17 years, I have only seen snow in Texas twice. Only twice! Those times it barely snowed, only enough for my family and I to literally scrape the whole yard (and our yard isn't small) to barely get enough to make a 2 foot tall snowman.
It's still exciting though. For those people from the North who are reading this, it probably seems a little weird to you. But we Texans, especially those of us who live deep south, look forward and hope for the day we might get a white Christmas.
In my entire life, I have never been lucky enough to have a white Christmas. Instead of asking Santa for a doll or teddy bear, I asked for snow. But back to the topic, in central Texas it doesn't get cold until November. And we define cold as about 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit (4.5 to 10 C). Yeah, that's freezing to us. It starts getting colder around January and begins to heat back up about March.
Break out the snow shovels - another Winter in Texas.
This is, for the most part, what a Texas "winter" looks like. The only downfall to having this kind of weather is that there is no snow!