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Old 02-22-2007, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Okay, I know that may be a silly question, but never having been off the east coast I don't know the answer to my question. I know places like AZ are not humid (or so I've heard) - does that go for CA also? I've been wanting to go to FL for some time, but would also like to visit CA sometime in my life and have toyed with the idea of moving there as well. I know it's expensive, but it's just an idea - and no I'm not looking to be an actress. Just a New England girl who's tired of the cold weather and snow, but wants to be near a beach (within an hour) with nice weather year round.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:28 AM
 
Location: CA Coast
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California does not have humidity like the east. It is pretty dry here. You should move west. Folks think of LA, but So Cal is pretty densely populated, there are areas you can live where you have room to stretch,,
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:32 AM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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California does not have humidity like the east. It is pretty dry here. ,,
There is no humidity in California, except for the past summer, when we received an unusual tropical moisture for around 3-4 weeks from Mexico. We usually have three humid days a year, California is extremely dry in terms of the invisible dry, to humid heat line which crosses through Iowa, Nebraska, Texas,etc., separating the West being dry and the East being humid.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:34 AM
 
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In the last 10 years or so the humidity has been higher than in the past. Last summer it was brutal inland (@ 20 miles from the beach) for a month and a half. If you stay within 10 miles of the beach you will not have uncomfortable humidity problems, although it there is more humidity near the beach.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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CTGIRL,

When you come to California, you won't feel any humidity even on unusual humid streaks in California because of the intense humidity in the Northeast.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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Another poster from Northern California had commented on a different thread how it gets humid there. I wouldn't know, as I've only lived in Southern California; but, if you're thinking of anywhere in California besides the Southern part, you may want to look into that.
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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California doesn't get humid. There isn't enough vegetation except in the Central Valley, but because of the coastal onshore flow the humidity is swept away. And again occasionally there is a monsoon effect that comes up from Mexico. The eastern humidity is a different beast altogether. If you come from back east you won't notice California humidity.

I went to Boston years ago in the Navy, coming from California, the eastern humidity nearly killed me... not pleasant at all.

100th meridian is the dividing line between humid US and dry US.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I agree with everyone who has experienced life outside California. Coming fom the northeast, you won't notice our humidity at all! Even our sultry, sticky days are only a fraction of the stifling humidity that the eastern part of the country endures.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default CA Humidity

Thanks for all the responses. That's enough to make me want to come right out there =).
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Old 05-05-2007, 02:49 AM
 
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I actually moved from the east to Northern Ca almost a year ago. They are right, it is like 0 humidity to me however now I am having issues with allergies, very dry nasal passages ect and its gets freakin HOT here!
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