Winter is here and it will not be over until the 19th of March, so if you're not a fan of this particular season, I'm sorry to tell you, you've got a long way to go. 


1. Below Freezing Temperatures - This is the worst part, I am a beach lover myself and I am cold-natured so anything under 45 degrees is too cold for me. Call me a wimp or whatever but put me on a beach and I am VERY happy.

2. Snow - No one around here can drive in it and I am not an expert either but there is nothing about it that is good. It is cold, wet, cold, and white...oh did I mention COLD!!

3. Ice - Even worse to drive on than snow, and once again no one around here who is a native can drive on it, that is why they close the loops and the interstate when it does appear on the roads. Be glad they do if you are from the northern states that are used to it because you do not want to be dodging Texans spinning out and sliding off the road.


4. Everything looks dead- OK not a good example because around here everything is dead 365 days a year, but knowing it is dead because of the cold just makes it seem even deader than summer.

Gas and utility meter in snow

5. Trees Have No Leaves on Them - This goes along with the above complaint with the only exception being that trees will have leaves on them in the dead of summer.

6. The Days Are Shorter - I am a lover of daytime and love to be out in the sun and in the winter it seems like daytime is like 4 hours.

7. The Nights Are Longer - This goes along with the above but I do get more sleep in the wintertime to prepare me for the 12-14 hours of daylight in summer so it is not all bad but it still is the worst of winter.

8. You Don't Know What To Wear - This is when you have to channel your inner Jim Cantore and know what the weather is going to be like for the day so you know how to layer. We are one of the only places in the country where you can wear short-sleeved shirts all year because of the mild days following cold mornings.

9. No One Sells Snow Chains - We have fewer days where we need snow chains so your local auto parts store will not carry snow chains. But they are needed because otherwise, great drivers will be ditch drivers when the snow and ice appear.

10. Freezing pipes- this one is pretty self-explanatory, freezing pipes are the pits! When they burst, you not only have a huge headache on your hands

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Gallery Credit: Emily Claire

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