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Old 05-11-2009, 12:51 AM
 
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I did see that Baghdad had a little snow last winter.. something I have never seen in Phoenix.
Well...in the interest of accurate discussion of the weather, I thought you would be interested to know that while the 2008 snow in Baghdad was the first in about 100 years, it has actually snowed several times in Phoenix during the last century.

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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I have been to Phoenix, but only as a visitor. From my limited observation while visiting for a week in August, I would choose SA weather over Phoenix. The decreased humidity in Phoenix did not seem to offset the higher temperature for me.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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How long is the heat wave in SA. ??
Roughly five months, depending on your definition of heat.

Sometimes the high can be in the 80's but it'll feel like the mid-90's.

The brutal months are usually July and August, but the last few days have rivaled that weather for some reason.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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I lived in Phoenix for 14 years. AZ has monsoons in the summer. It does get humid during the monsoon season- hot and humid. It lasts for about 6-8 weeks. Summer there starts in May and lasts until Oct. We never had to
wear a sweater even while trick or treating! And it doesn't cool down at night, especially with all of the concrete that has been built.

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I think everyone's body responds differently to the two cities weather.
My own experience is that I did some outdoor activities in Phoenix with 100 degree weather and got a light sweat. In S.A., I am doing a block or two of walking and I am drenched in sweat.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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Never been to Arizona but it's not as bad as Florida. While it's humid here, it's more of as scorching hot with barely any breeze in San Antonio.

Florida is so humid, you stand outside for more than 5 minutes and your clothes are damp, we did however have a breeze. SA's heat does not compare to Miami's Heat.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:50 AM
 
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I lived in Tucson for 4 years, and I think the heat is worse here
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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People, please. You SA folks don't know real "humidity". Try the Southeast coastal areas, or even the lake areas inland. THAT's humidity. I find SA heat very dry, especially since we have SO little moisture in the summer months. Now, Houston is humid. Also, I CRINGE when people start chanting that tired, and incorrect phrase about the weather constantly changing every three hours or so. "Well, if you don't like the weather now, just hang around for a few hours..." BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I've lived here for TWENTY years, and the weather is spectacularly consistent.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:15 PM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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[quote=CGSA;8751019]Well...in the interest of accurate discussion of the weather, I thought you would be interested to know that while the 2008 snow in Baghdad was the first in about 100 years, it has actually snowed several times in Phoenix during the last century.[quote=CGSA;8751019]

Lol.. I have never personally seen snow here since coming here in 1971. Of course, I have seen the trace amounts on news & paper, but those were in highest elevations around Valley outskirts. Down here in the lowest desert parts of the Valley.. nah, never saw a flake.

Btw, we have just had our hottest July.. and now in August.. last night, (early morning) it only managed to get down to 95 degrees. I remember the time we had the warmest 'low' of the 24 hours.. it never went below 96F..

We are in the same latitude as Baghdad.. our weather is very similar.. solar radiation is same. I remeber when Yuma used to be the warmest.. not now, although they get some nasty high dew-points due to nearness of the gulf. Also, I remember when Miami Beach & Nassau had.. snow flurries..!!


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Old 08-05-2009, 11:36 PM
 
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Well usually no because of the humidity, but of the last year or so YES we have been enduring a really bad drought.
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