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Unread 06-14-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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I also can't handle high humidity. I rather spend my summers in Phoenix vs. Dallas, San Antoine, Houston, etc...
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Unread 06-14-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: KY
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It all depends what you want. I want 4 seasons again. I love the fall and spring. I lived in WI which is humid and I've lived here over 30 yrs. I'm now sick of the heat. It's was 112 today and my daughter and I left in the heat of the day. But only was outside a total of 2-3 min. Thank goodness!! The winters here are wonderful.
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Unread 06-14-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Moved to NJ from AZ. I would take 100 + no humidity any day of the week over humidity with ANY temp over 80. I used to laugh at people who would say "At least it is a dry heat" I would then explain you could literally fry an egg on the sidewalk; and they didn't know what they were talking about....

Now I am the one with egg on my face!
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Unread 06-14-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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I'm a transplant from Hawaii to Phoenix. I grew up w/ stickt heat. Although I am no fan of winter, I don't mind the summers at all. It's a dry heat and not sticky. I have central a/c oppose to island living and I just absolutely LOVE the weather here. The drawback for me here in AZ. is and it only happens once every so many years is during the allergy season, it can really make the sinuses go crazy. They say this is great for breathing but it is so congested here that it isn't good for a lot of people. SOme news bradcasts will give warning on the air quality and my sinuses go absolutely crazy but as for the weather itself, I love it absolutely best here than anywhere I've ever been to! Also, sorry, I find that during the summer, I can cool my home at night by blasting the cool air and during the day because I am one who naturally doesn't mind the heat, I don't find that I even have the need to turn the air on till noon at least, once the house is cool, it goes off and off and on as needed. I don't find it bad at all.
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Unread 06-14-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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For the record: it feels like the monsoon season is starting to rear its head today......took my walk and it felt 'oppressive' outside. Yesterday OTOH, was pleasant.
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Unread 06-14-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Wash DC native here:

In the direct sun; it is rougher than DC in the summer admittedly.

In the shade; I would take Phx on its nastiest day over any DC summer one

Humidity beats my butt up one side and down the other.
I lived in NC for a few years and I agree....

My only gripe with AZ weather is when it's very hot and a hot wind is blowing. Its like holding a blow dryer on your face.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Montana
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I much prefer the dry heat over hot & humid . . . but hot is hot no matter what. One great thing about AZ is that if starts to get to you, you can take a drive about 90 min to 2 hrs and be out of the heat and in the mountains. So at least you can get a breather if you need it. In a lot of other parts of the country, you're stuck until the temperatures drop.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 04:05 AM
 
Location: FL
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Memphis? HA! Try Miami for humidity! 67%? That's LOW!!! It's usually at LEAST 75% here.
More often than not the humidity is in the 80-90% range.
We're always hotter than Phoenix with the heat index.
Not quite sauna - more like soup!!!
Dry heat is much more pleasant.
But hey - I'm Heat Miser - I'll take the heat any way!
Just as long as it's HOT!!!
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Unread 06-15-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Memphis? HA! Try Miami for humidity! 67%? That's LOW!!! It's usually at LEAST 75% here.
More often than not the humidity is in the 80-90% range.
We're always hotter than Phoenix with the heat index.
Not quite sauna - more like soup!!!
Dry heat is much more pleasant.
But hey - I'm Heat Miser - I'll take the heat any way!
Just as long as it's HOT!!!
Was in Loxahatchee in 1982; pretty area but as you stated, the humidity was evil.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Houston
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I am wondering if there is anyone out there experiencing the same negative effects of dry humidity. I suffer with skin cracking on my thumbs and fingers, heels, nasal passages drying up and bleeding. Adding insult to injury, when winter arrives my body feels like a zillion "pins and needles", mostly at night upon retiring.
I am a native New Orleanean (20 yrs) and lived in Florida ( East coast) for 30 yrs before venturing to Tucson. Last year I was in Shreveport and Houston and had zero problems.
I wish that I could have the positive experiences with low humidity that I am reading about. Oh well!
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