We know the question on your mind, San Antonians — when’s it going to get cold? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.
Reminder: The first day of winter is on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Think cold-ish. This winter, San Antonio has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect slightly less precipitation. San Antonio has a 40-50% chance of seeing below normal than average snow and rainfall amounts this winter.
Drought conditions are expected to develop this season.
🗓️ December deets
SATX winters are notoriously on the warmer side, but that doesn’t mean our city doesn’t get our fair share of the cold. Decembers temperatures in the 210 typically fluctuate between an average low of 46.9° and an average high of 62.4°. December has the shortest days of the year, so San Antonians get even more time to enjoy nighttime staples like Holiday Lights on the River Walk.
🗓️ Jump into January
Typically, January acts as the Alamo City’s coldest month of the year. With an average high-temperature of 61.7°F and an average low-temperature of 44.2°, this is when you’ll most likely see San Antonians bust out the parkas + heavy-duty hoodies. Can you blame us? We’re Texans — below 50° is freezing, okay.
🗓️ February flurries
This month typically brings the last of the cooler winter temperatures, averaging a low of 48.2° and max of 65.8°. February is usually the month with the least rainfall in the 210, though also the month where snow is most likely to fall in San Antonio. With an average 0.08" (2mm) of accumulated snow, we’ll take any bit we can get.