Not Your Typical Winter Weather

I remember growing up in the Northeast and it was cold in the Winter.  It snowed, there was ice and we played hockey on the pond in our backyard.

It was typical and expected.

Aside from a few months on a failed adventure to the Mid-west, we have lived in South Carolina for almost 22 years. I can count the times it has snowed here on one, maybe two hands.

Winter for us is maybe freezing temperatures early, but the sun would warm it up to the 50’s -60’s by noon time.

That’s winter in South Carolina. . .  Snow flurries overnight, (once or twice a year)  but golf the following afternoon.

This week has been different.  While our neighborhood was about fifteen miles from the snow line, it has been cold.  Very cold, as evidenced by the picture below.  Last week, I noticed that our outside water for the dogs was frozen in the bowl. I looked at it for a day or two and then emptied the “ice cube” onto the walkway.  There it has sat for almost a week, not melting, even though it was in sunlight most of each day.

The forecast for this week is for temps in the high 60’s (around 20 for you readers in Europe).

I’m looking forward to to the change.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Not Your Typical Winter Weather

  1. David says:

    Certain older readers in Europe (well the UK to be precise) are more than happy with temperatures quoted in Fahrenheit as that is what we grew up with! Like you we are experiencing a colder winter than we have had for several years with about 10 inches of snow in the first part of December in the Midlands, but thankfully nothing since. Just a lot of cold nights and frosty mornings. High 60s would be most welcome!

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  2. Osyth says:

    When I arrived in Massachusetts on December 29th 2015 at the start of my year there, I was greeted with ice falling out of the sky. Heavily. And when we got home (my husband has lived there for nearly 30 years and we hope we are finally after 4 1/2 years on the very last lap of my journey to Lawful Permanent Residency and will be joining him later this year) the van driver said he would park at the end of the drive and take the bags out. I stepped gracefully out with our little dog (The Bean) only to end up ungracefully on my backside because the driveway was basically glass! Welcome to Massachusetts said the lovely fellow as he skated on his boots elegantly and deftly up and down the driveway with our bags. I simply had no idea …. and the weather this year, wow – making headlines here in France with ‘le vortex polaire’ ‘la bombe cyclone’ etc etc. I’m not actually envying any of you. So bon courage and I hope those doggies bowls thaw out soon


  3. Claudia says:

    We are like that in Wisconsin too. Freeze Freeze Fakey Warm Weather then Freeze Freeze Cold. I myself can’t wait until Spring.


  4. That ice cube on your sidewalk looks oh….so familiar! We were happy to get to the 40’s today…

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  5. lulu says:

    Winter has been different all over.

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