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Old 10-02-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
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Pfft. Dallas doesn't really get winters. Maybe about a week MAYBE two out of the year. The 50s aren't cold, they're very pleasant.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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Sure but if the other guy's thermometer really read ~100F after midnight something was wrong. Maybe his gauge was mounted on a brick wall that held heat later into the evening or something like that.
Yeah, I'm sure if it read 100F after midnight it was due to heat leaving a thermal mass where the thermometer was mounted in addtion to high nighttime temperatures. Agree the temperature alone wouldn't be that high in the night.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:56 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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Living through the Dallas area climate it always seems like a long hot summer. In fact, it looks to me an almost 6 months long summers.
Pretty accurate. You do realize that Dallas is the 3rd hottest city on average in the US right?

Top 10 coolest and hottest summer cities in USA
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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Pretty accurate. You do realize that Dallas is the 3rd hottest city on average in the US right?

Top 10 coolest and hottest summer cities in USA
I'd say that guy's personal misery index is faulty. Do you think Dallas is more miserable than Houston (or Corpus, NOLA, Mobile, Orlando etc. for that matter) in the summer?
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Irving, TX
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It's all relative. Put a breeze on top of humidity, and you're a happy camper.

Logic check - if somebody's got their thermometer in a spot that captures the heat due to brick/concrete/whatever, and they are standing right there reading the thermometer, what do you think the chance is that they ALSO have higher ambient temperatures right there on their sidewalk/driveway? Come on, folks. Unless you're lucky enough to live on a shady lot, it's not like you can't feel a heat difference in your yard versus on your driveway at nighttime in the summer.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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The worst cold weather I have ever seen was during the Super Bowl. God's punishment on Smiley Jones...
Our heating bill was awful
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Living through the Dallas area climate it always seems like a long hot summer. In fact, it looks to me an almost 6 months long summers. Starting in mid-April when temps reach over 80s into the high 80s. And lasts all the way to mid-October, in fact we may hit 90F this October!

Winter also can be fairly long from 3-4 months. Usually Dec to Feb or even to mid March you will see highs only in the 50s.

This leave short and sweet spring in March-mid April and fall from mid-October to November. Usually it seems nice 70 and 60 degree temperatures comes and goes fast, while summer and sometimes Winter drags on!

Would say that accurate description of the climate around here?
Not at all. You must be new to the area if you equate 80s with upper 90s or 100s. One is comfortable outside, while the later can be deadly, and generally burns anything but native plants. Not to mention the huge differences in precipitation. There's almost no rain in the summer, while there is more rain in the fall, and big rains and severe thunderstorms with high humidities in the spring. Winter, while not cold to northerner has average low temps in the 30s. To further the case look at the charts on these pages. Basically all three are the same chart, just sliding up and down the chart a little bit from each other

Dallas
https://weatherspark.com/history/300...-United-States

NYC
https://weatherspark.com/history/310...-United-States

Minneapolis
https://weatherspark.com/history/309...-United-States
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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I only find the weather to be consistently too hot from June through the first part of September. There is not 6 months of Summer in Texas and only 1.5 months of Spring/Fall.

March to the first part of June is Spring, and mid September to early December gives Fall-like temperatures. It might not be the same as Fall temperatures up north, but it's not hot and miserable. It feels nice out. We only have about 3 months of bad weather a year, IMO. The heat in Texas is exaggerated outside of those three months. The cold of winter isn't that bad either. Freezing temperatures are rare in North Texas.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Woodlands, TX
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We are looking to be in DFW next year if possible.

Temp went from 65 to 35 overnight yesterday here in Denver.

Woke up to snow today.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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To me it's not hot until it's 110. I've seen nights get as low as 95 in the summer... (In Vegas not here)
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