10 Ways People in Phoenix Know It's Autumn
One of the biggest culture shocks experienced by people who moved to the Phoenix metro area from a cold climate can be the completely unexpected arrival of winter.
With daytime temperatures reaching into the high 80s in early November -- a situation that's by no means unusual -- Valley residents sometimes aren't aware that a season exists between summer and the New Year. But it really is autumn now, astonishing as that concept may seem.
Here are 10 clues that let us know when fall has arrived in Phoenix:
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10.) Snowbirds begin flocking.
The roads start to swell with out-of-towners as soon as the weather turns. When winter grows nearer, it becomes ever more annoying to drive anywhere in town.
9.) People wear hoodies with their shorts.
Wardrobe confusion reigns when the days are still warm and evenings grow chilly. By next month, you'll have wished you had a jacket at least once.