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Winter in San Diego Surprised Me – Written by a Colorado Gal
As a gal from Colorado, I am no stranger to cold and snowy winters. But when I first started splitting time between Crested Butte and San Diego, I was in for a surprise.
First of all, let me share where I come from. Crested Butte is a tiny ski resort in Colorado where the townsite lives at 8,885 ft. The highest point is called The Peak and is a portion of our ski mountain where you can hike to in hiking or ski boots, depending on the season and elevation clocks in at 12,162 ft.
Due to that high elevation, temperatures in our mountains are ideal in the prime summer. In fact many folks from Texas, Oklahoma and the Colorado front-range flock to our town during the prime summer months. Many folks even own second-homes and will luxuriate in the idyllic weather and the wildflowers.
However, those same homes tend to be less occupied in our winters when temperatures can easily reach the negatives. And actually, fun fact, the coldest temperature recorded was February 6, 1982 and it reached -47 degrees. Now while that was a historic low, we can easily reach negative temperatures throughout the winter-time. So with all this being said, winter in San Diego should feel like summer year-round to me.
For starters, the temperature in San Diego rarely drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, even at night. This means that you can still enjoy outdoor activities without having to bundle up in heavy layers. In my winters here, I’ve had a few early mornings that were in the 40’s as I jumped in my vehicle to head to an early spin or yoga class. I started out just running out the door in my yoga pants and tank top and hopping into my respective workout class. On my drive, I would see locals bundled up in huge (and I mean huge) puffy jackets, winter hats and gloves. I was confused at the layers + outerwear that we Coloradans reserved for days that were around 10 degrees and lower.
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