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Old 11-02-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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Default How does the weather compare to Houston?

I lived in Houston for about 3 years and was wondering how the weather compares to Austin. For anyone that has lived in both places what are your thoughts on the differences in the weather between the two cities? I've heard that Austin is slightly less humid but is in noticible?
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:19 AM
 
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Austin - humid
Houston - humid x 10
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:47 AM
 
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Yes, the air in Houston feels a little bit heavier. I definitely feel a difference driving to my moms house in Clear Lake.
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:07 PM
 
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The air in Houston not only is more humid but much more polluted... and all you see around you is concrete freeways. Austin is not mild in the summer either, but better than Houston.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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I grew up in Houston and have lived in Austin for over a decade now. We visit Houston pretty often 'cause our family is still there.

Did you ever stand outside in Houston on a warm summer night and have drops of water in your hair just from the humidity? That doesn't happen in Austin. My sister from Houston hates it in Austin because her skin feels dry when she's here. It does get humid here, but high humidity is not the norm.
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Old 11-03-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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Or my favorite when I lived in Houston: Do your hair and makeup and it looks real good inside. Step outside and you're almost instantly wet and your hair falls completely flat! That doesn't really happen in Austin, excepting July and August.
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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lol, roses...I had really curly hair and it turned into a huge puff-ball in Houston
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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lol, roses...I had really curly hair and it turned into a huge puff-ball in Houston
I don't understand how anyone can stand that kind of humidity. Being a male on the...shall we say..."hairy side"...that's just the worst climate ever

Back in the day I used to have big curly rock-star hair and the humidity was no friend of mine, let me tell you!
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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They Say Austin Is More Humid Than Fort Worth Now Is That True
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:30 AM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. I just remember stepping out of my apartment in Houston going to work in the morning and feeling like I stepped into a sauna. For at least 4 months of the year it felt like I was quickly rushing from one air conditioned place to another and being outside was miserable. I'm just trying to gauge how close to that Austin is. I like warm weather but only for the reason that you can actually do stuff outside. How many months a year is it so hot that you basically avoid being outdoors during the day in Austin?
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