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View Poll Results: How do you like it?
Like - came from dry climate 17 27.42%
Like - came from humid climate 30 48.39%
Dislike - came from dry climate 3 4.84%
Dislike - came from humid climate 12 19.35%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

Old 04-26-2008, 06:34 PM
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I'm interested in how people's feeling toward the low humidity is affected by where they moved from.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:39 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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Compared to where I'm living right now (Phoenix, AZ), where it often gets down to single digit humidity levels (except for the monsoon season, of course), the Front Range is actually humid. Always drink water, wear sunscreen, put on lotion, wear a hat-- it's just part of life.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:54 PM
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I came from Ventura County, CA which isn't humid but it isn't as dry as the Front Range. The dry weather doesn't bother be. I have always had dry legs so I have always used el cheapo lotion on my legs and face.

Since I've moved to Colorado I've noticed more little electric shocks when I touch things.

Dry weather makes it feel not as hot in summer and not as cold in winter.

It may affect the life of rubber things like door seals on cars and windshield wiper blades?

I never lived in humid weather and most of what I've read on CD indicates overly dry weather is preferred to humid weather.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:53 PM
Location: Summit County (Denver's Toilet)
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I came from South Carolina, just moved here in early Feb.......And, I can't see how I stood it there for as long as I did.......Temp's here feel exactly how they should feel......I love the dry climate....only my skin is just now starting to dry on my hands

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:38 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Born and raised here...used to the dry climate. My sinuses disagree (especially with the wind as of late) but no complaints as I use humidifiers in the winter and lots of lotion.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:29 AM
Location: Denver, CO
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Oh yeah-- and the nasal spray. Don't forget nasal spray.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:14 AM
Location: IN
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I have never lived in CO, but I have lived in NW Kansas which has a semi-arid climate that is just as dry as areas of eastern CO. I didn't care for the dry climate too much, and I never got acclimated to it. The sun just feels so much more intense in the drier climate, and my skin gets quite dry very easily. I just prefer the more humid air and forested landscape that most of the Eastern US offers.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:16 AM
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I lived without A/C on the east coast for almost 30 years, then moved here. I *love* the thick warm summer nights in the east, and temperatures in the upper 90s with dewpoints in the 70s don't bother me. The dryness - I loathe. I have sinus headaches all the time, and if the relative humidity goes below 20%, I get sick within a half hour of being outside (sore throat within 2-3 minutes) - once I'm congested, it can linger for weeks and end up with a sinus infection. Humidifiers, neti pots, and the like barely take the edge off, and I do have to leave my house sometimes. Much of the past two weeks (which featured repeat performances of humidities below 5% in the afternoon) were absolutely miserable.
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:38 AM
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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Originally Posted by vegaspilgrim View Post
Oh yeah-- and the nasal spray. Don't forget nasal spray.
Definitely! Finding out about Ocean spray was one of the best things ever. I used to only use it in the winter but now I use it year round.
When I moved here I loved the low humidity. I came from the Midwest via Dallas. Now that I am MUCH older I don't love it quite so much. I think I am wrinkling faster than I should!
I had Lasik 2 years ago and between the dry air and living at 8300 ft. (and menopause) I had a very difficult time with dry eyes for the first year.
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:39 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I like the humidity in the east in the evenings. Here it is hard to go swimming outdoors at night b/c with no sun, you get so cold when you get out of the water. Other than that, I like the dry climate. Daytime in the east, with full humidity and full sun, is miserable, even if the temp is only 85.
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