Meanwhile, temperatures in snowbird-friendly Arizona have been well below normal.
And many snowbirds also winter in Texas, but it is also getting hit with abnormally cold weather. And even people who venture into northern Mexico haven't had a good start to the winter, with people in Puerto Penasco and the Baja complaining about cold temperatures.
Which is one of the reasons we head below the Tropic of Cancer...
Once you get below the Tropic of Cancer, the odds of you getting "tropical" weather greatly improve!
I see that even the Arizona "hot spot" of Yuma is only calling for a high of 61F (16C) today, and the long term forecast doesn't look any better. Well, at least the sun is shining there.
I think we got lucky with our visit to Arizona last January, but I wouldn't want to push my luck two years in a row. There is simply too much risk of not having a good winter in much of the southern U.S. for our liking.
I think if we were "stuck" in less than pleasant weather we would have to take a week or two vacation. Like maybe some kind of cheap all inclusive holidays 2016 to the Caribbean!
The last time we did an all inclusive was back in March of 2014 when we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary!
Us, living the high life in Cancun!
There are a lot of places to spend the winter where you can have decent weather. Doing it in a RV is definitely more limiting, but Mexico is the only place where people from Canada and the U.S. can still do it easily and be guaranteed good winter weather! In our opinion, it's okay to put up with cool weather for a week or two, but any more than that and we're looking for something better!