The first day of winter felt like anything but.
Houston set records both for high temperature, with the mercury topping out at 82 degrees, and a high minimum, with Tuesday’s low falling to a mere 68 degrees.
The previous records were 81 degrees, set in 1970, and 67 degrees, set in 1921.
The record heat caps a year in which Houston recorded its warmest month ever — August — and a temperature as warm as 94 degrees as late as Oct. 27, which had never happened before.
Living on the Texas Gulf Coast, you learn to expect the unexpected when it comes to weather… But, the heat of summer in winter is never expected. It looks like we’ll be running the AC right up until we flip it to heat on Friday evening…especially when we start firing up the ovens for the prep baking for Christmas Dinner today and tomorrow…
The weather prognosticators are predicting a cold snap on Christmas Eve with a high for Christmas Day in the mid 50’s and a low Christmas Night in the 30’s… Does anyone wonder why we walk around with colds all winter?