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Old 05-26-2009, 01:56 AM
 
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I visited over Thanksgiving and it was ok...

Just how humid is it in Austin compared to say San Antonio, Dallas, IOWA???

I am currently in Iowa and it can get humid in the summer....
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:37 AM
 
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In the hills, it isn't. Its more humid than Arizona but much drier than Dallas, SA or Houston. Central Austin tends to be more humid (and thus, more green). I lived central (near UT) many years ago and remember it being very very humid. I moved back but to the west and was surprised at how dry it was.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This is really going to depend on the individual's frame of reference - it's kinda like asking if Austin is too hot. I grew up in Louisiana and moved here 8 years ago, and those are the only two places I've ever lived. Compared to Louisiana, Austin is not humid. Compared to Arizona, it's probably like living in a sauna. The humidity in Louisiana used to bother me and I didn't like being outside in the evenings during the summer or after a rain. It's never felt that muggy to me here, ever.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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In the hills, it isn't. Its more humid than Arizona but much drier than Dallas, SA or Houston. Central Austin tends to be more humid (and thus, more green). I lived central (near UT) many years ago and remember it being very very humid. I moved back but to the west and was surprised at how dry it was.
I don't know how Austin could be drier than SA? SA actually sits west of Austin, and not much at that. The two cities are comparable, if anything SA is probably a little drier than Austin.

But generally yes, I'm from the midwest. The midwest (Iowa/Illinois kind of midwest) is much more humid. SA/Austin is less humid....but hotter. Basically, 100 degrees in SA to me is hot, but 100 degrees up north with humidity there is unbearable. Either way, it's just blazing hot. It does get muggy here but I think it tends to be more in the spring or fall when it rains more. The really really hot days in July and August tend to be pretty dry.

It's only been a problem to me when opening my car dar and feeling the wall of heat. And driving a black car....
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I don't think there is any material difference in the weather between San Antonio and Austin. They are about 90 miles apart and neither city is especially close to the Gulf. I lived in Houston and San Antonio and I think that IN GENERAL, Austin is humid (70%?) in the mornings, then dries out (45%) nicely in the afternoon.

Houston is noticably more humid all day than Austin. But it is much closer to the coast.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin and SA are, for all intents and purposes, very similar in regards to weather. Geographicaly, they are both located on the edge of the hill country. SA is slightly closer to more coastal air, so it probably has a few more humid days, but in general, they are very similar.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The weather is almost identical.

This and lots more information on the cities is available on the City-Data.com "DATA" pages.

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Old 05-26-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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You all are probably right about SA. I was thinking that it was very green and thus pretty humid, but now that I think about it I could be off.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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It's a dry heat. If you want to feel real humidity, head to Chicago in the summer, yuck!
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Greater Seattle, WA Metro Area
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I grew up in Iowa and lived there the first 22 years of my life. Very, very humid there. It could be 85 degrees but 98% relative humidity and I would drenched going to work. Moved to Colorado and got the total opposite...too dry. Moved to TX and lived there for 12 years. Seemed just about right in Austin to me though a bit more humid in Dallas IMO. Houston is where the Texas humidity is the worst.
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