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Old 05-26-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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Question America's Least Humid States

On a general basis, what are America's least humid states? And, does living in a low humidity climate differ dramatically from more humid climates? If this is the case, how so?
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Maine is probably one of the least humid states. It was hardly ever humid there. Probably the western states too.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Sorry Rachael, Maine is fairly humid from what I know. Maybe not compared to New York, it isn't.

To the OP, I would guess Arizona would be the least humid state, with Nevada and New Mexico being runners up. They're all very arid. Arizona in particular is mostly, with some exceptions like the Flagstaff area, very hot and dry all year round.

The wet side of the Pacific Northwest is humid in the winter, but not the summer. Well, technically it is the most humid part of the country, but the relative humidity is VERY low compared to east of the Mississippi. Coastal parts of California can be a bit humid in the winter too.

The lack of any perceptible humidity West of the Rockies in summer makes any hot days more bearable and you actually feel like getting out and doing things or just opening your windows instead of turning on the air con.

I've heard some people have a hard time with the humidity or lack of it for various reasons. Some people move west and have sinus problems for a while.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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Sorry Rachael, Maine is fairly humid from what I know. Maybe not compared to New York, it isn't.

To the OP, I would guess Arizona would be the least humid state, with Nevada and New Mexico being runners up. They're all very arid. Arizona in particular is mostly, with some exceptions like the Flagstaff area, very hot and dry all year round.

The wet side of the Pacific Northwest is humid in the winter, but not the summer. Well, technically it is the most humid part of the country, but the relative humidity is VERY low compared to east of the Mississippi. Coastal parts of California can be a bit humid in the winter too.

The lack of any perceptible humidity West of the Rockies in summer makes any hot days more bearable and you actually feel like getting out and doing things or just opening your windows instead of turning on the air con.

I've heard some people have a hard time with the humidity or lack of it for various reasons. Some people move west and have sinus problems for a while.
I would agree that Arizona is perhaps the most arid state during most of the year, but it is definitely not very hot and dry the entire year.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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california....i could never live in one of those east/south/midwestern states with all that stinky humidity in the summer
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Common sense. A desert state like Arizona or Nevada.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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not all of AZ is desert though

i was also surpised at about how dry the denver area is
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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california....i could never live in one of those east/south/midwestern states with all that stinky humidity in the summer
Do you mean sticky?
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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New Mexico.... Studies show..
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