Weather Pleases Phoenix's Snowbirds
Snowbirds in the popular Phoenix metropolitan area have delighted in escaping the bitter cold spells and brutal blizzards that buffeted much of the nation this winter, the Associated Press reported.
But they haven't totally escaped the bad weather: They've heard plenty of complaints from families and friends back home about the nastiest conditions in some three decades.
Veteran snowbirds at Sierra Del Saguaro RV (recreational vehicle) and mobile home resort, mostly from the Upper Midwest and Canada, tell us they've never experienced anything like it.
"This is the longest spell of consistently nice days I've seen since first coming here," said Jim King of Windom, Minn. Jim and his wife, Lee, have basked here in the desert sun each winter since 2005.
Thousands of snowbirds flood this part of the country every winter, seeking the warm sun that evades those left behind in northern climates. There have been few days this winter when the high temperature in this area was not in the 65 to 70 F (18 to 21 C) range. In fact, January was the third-warmest on record in the Phoenix area.
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