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Old 09-11-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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^Yeah, 2011 was definitely a rough year with the drought and everything. We're grateful things got back to normal in 2012.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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Just so the OP knows this is the Houston forecast:

Houston 5 Day Forecast

Updated: Sep 11, 2012, 11:12am CDT
Today
Sep 11
88F
71F
Sunny
CHANCE OF RAIN:
0%

WIND:
ESE at 12 mph
Details
Wed
Sep 12
89
73
Isolated T-Storms
CHANCE OF RAIN:
30%

WIND:
SE at 10 mph
Details
Thu
Sep 13
86
73
Isolated T-Storms
CHANCE OF RAIN:
30%

WIND:
ESE at 8 mph
Details
Fri
Sep 14
87
69
Isolated T-Storms
CHANCE OF RAIN:
30%

WIND:
ENE at 6 mph
Details
Sat
Sep 15
88
70
Isolated T-Storms
CHANCE OF RAIN:
30%

WIND:
NNE at 8 mph
Details


It's ridiculous that the picture above would be used to misrepresent Houston weather. That has to have been from last year because last year was the only year in MY ENTIRE LIFE where we had more than 4 or 5 100 degree days in the entire year. It almost NEVER is 100 in Houston. Last year was the hottest year on record for Texas (as well as a lot of other places). Houston had 24 straight 100 degree days in 2011, well above normal. DFW had 40 straight. Austin had 90 straight. This was the result of an unseasonably warm year nationwide, and was not the norm.

Living in DC now, the worst, hottest, most oppressive days here are about the same as the worst days in Houston. The only difference is the length of the season. I've never lived in ATL, but I've been there for long stretches of time during the summer and it's only marginally better.

I like both areas/cities but I have to agree with Nairobi - some people are acting like the heat never ends. Most people would probably agree that Atlanta has slightly milder summers and Houston has slightly milder winters.

This caption above would be the equivalent of me showing you Atlanta's weather forecast during one of its ice storms and saying "Atlanta weather sucks look at all of this cold/ice they get in the winter!"
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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I love Houston in June...

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:03 PM
 
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I like both areas/cities but I have to agree with Nairobi - some people are acting like the heat never ends. Most people would probably agree that Atlanta has slightly milder summers and Houston has slightly milder winters.

This caption above would be the equivalent of me showing you Atlanta's weather forecast during one of its ice storms and saying "Atlanta weather sucks look at all of this cold/ice they get in the winter!"
Check the whole thread...we were all in agreement with you that Houston, while hotter overall than Atlanta, is not unbearable. Most people know that Houston is hotter than Atlanta and it wasn't a big deal until someone came and made it one. I think you'll find that same someone created an argument that wasn't really there, and now it's just become fun.

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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That same week, this is what Atlanta weather was like in June...
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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That same week, this is what Atlanta weather was like in June...
Well, they were 3 years apart...one was 2009 and the other was 2012.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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Whoops, just noticed that.
It was HOT this June, though.
Then July was a lot like this:



Houston summers must be pretty bad if Atlanta summers are better...
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