This Crazy Texas Weather

Lake Amistad Texas SunsetOn the farm in Florida last year, I wrote how snowbirds should prepare for freezing weather when trying to escape just that. Then, when we were getting ready to leave the ranch last August, I wrote about the sudden Colorado seasonal weather changes.

But after hanging out in New Braunfels for nearly a month, I must say Texas has some pretty crazy weather patterns!

Landa RV Park on the Comal River is the first place we’ve ever paid for a full month’s stay. The price was right, but it didn’t include our utilities. So René was actually calculating our kilowatts the first few days of our stay because we had run the air conditioner nonstop. Cooped up writing in the humid heat was unbearable.

But almost the whole following week, we had to run the heater because it was so cold and rainy! Within days, we were warm enough to go tubing again. About a week later we heard a severe thunder storm waring on the radio alerting us to golf ball sized hail and potential tornadoes nearby. That same day, after the clouds passed, I had to change back into my tank top pretty quickly.

I’ve heard it said in many a town across the country, but now I believe that if you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait an hour or so.

Epilogue: Since I drafted this post, we have endured more heat, I scrambled atop our rig to cover our solar panel in a hill country hail storm, we got stuck in the mud after a downpour in Luckenbach, and we have withstood the wind of the Texas prarie. I rest my case.

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8 Responses to “This Crazy Texas Weather”

  1. I love this time of year. Hot one second, hail the next. I get in a couple of weeks of tornado chasing (yeah we are freaks) and the northern Texas area is some of the best in the world.

  2. Yes, the weather has been crazy, but I am really enjoying this part of the country. By the way, many years ago, when I had my first RV, I got stuck in a really bad hailstorm. Everything was dented or broken EXCEPT the solar panel!

  3. HAHAHA… we had to run from the hail warning camping in the Bastrop area too around the same time last year. Definitely not missing any of the weather you get from other states…

  4. You are right next to an awsome camping area, the Valle Vidal.

    http://gorp.away.com/gorp/activity/camping/dow_vidal.htm

    • We’re even closer now that we’ve worked our way up to the Jemez Mountains above Los Alamos. We spent time in Carson national Forest earlier in our journey. Beautiful indeed. Thanks for the link!

      • This is another favorite spot, though I havn’t been there in a long time.

        Spence Hot Springs – 7 miles north of Jemez Springs. Large gravel parking lot marks the short trail down to the Jemez River and up the other side to the springs. Day-use only, sunrise to sunset. No overnight camping.
        GPS: 35.849 N, 106.629 W

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