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Old 02-10-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Hello All,

My wife and I are from Southern California and we've have been exporing our retirement home location options. We are possibly interested in visiting Hot Springs in near future, but before we do, we thought we might ask some locals a question regarding summer climate comparisons.

We had spent some time visting parts of Texas last summer and we were absolutely MISERABLE die to the heat and especially the HUMIDITY. So are question before visiting is this...

Is Hot Springs approach anywhere near the humidity or heat index as Texas?

Thanks for your replies!
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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Hot and humid. Not sure how it compares to Texas, but I've been to Arkansas in the summer and it was HOT and sticky.

That being said, it's not as hot and humid as where I'm from, so it's tolerable to me, but I believe you would find it just like Texas.

Northwest Arkansas, while still hotter and more humid than California, would be less so than the Hot Springs area. Bella Vista is a beautiful "retirement" village in NWA you might want to consider. But visit it in the summer....no one can tell how miserable you would be but you.

There is a lady here who has lived all over the country....I think New Mexico, maybe California? and even Texas....she and her husband chose Bella Vista and she can tell you more about the acclimation process than I can. She'll probably be along shortly.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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If heat and humidity are a concern to you, wherever you consider you should visit around the first of
August.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
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We moved to HSV about 2 years ago. While it does get hot here in the summer, it's nothing like the heat in Texas where we came from (Ft Worth area).
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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The humidity is worse in Arkansas than over most of Texas.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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But the heat will be less than Texas. Also, higher elevation will generally be cooler temperature-wise and slightly less humid. Above suggestion to visit in August is excellent. Might also start to compare temps and humidity a week before your visit and a week after via an internet source to average with your actual visit. www.wunderground has great history (ie temps and humidity by mmddyy and the hour) if you want to compare (maybe compare the conditions when you were in Texas to the same date in Hot Springs).
Beware, it can be uncomfortable if temps are above 90 and the humidity is high.

Last edited by edmiii; 02-11-2015 at 11:25 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:12 AM
 
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In august you can see.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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I also came from SoCal & was used to the dry climate there. When I went to AR in early June, it was lovely. But when my spouse & I returned that August, the humidity was more than we could handle. Hot Springs especially stood out in my mind. The other thing I remember were chiggers. But if you don't go in the woods, probably not a problem. So beautiful there, though.
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Old 02-14-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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I also came from SoCal & was used to the dry climate there. When I went to AR in early June, it was lovely. But when my spouse & I returned that August, the humidity was more than we could handle. Hot Springs especially stood out in my mind. The other thing I remember were chiggers. But if you don't go in the woods, probably not a problem. So beautiful there, though.
They make these products with stuff called "DEET" in them.

No more chigger problems.
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:36 AM
 
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They make these products with stuff called "DEET" in them.

No more chigger problems.
Don't like that stuff, especially mixed with sweat from all the humidity.
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