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Old 08-13-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Hey, everyone! I'm thinking of moving to Fargo but I'm concerned about the humidity. Is it dry humidity, like in Salt Lake and other desert states? The kind that makes it seem hotter than it actually is? Or is it muggy, like in Orlando and the South? Like you're breathing water?

Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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It's a mix--it all depends on how much rain we've had. Dewpoints range from the 50's to over 70 in the summer. Overall, I'd say it's less humid than the deep South, but certainly not as dry as the mountain deserts.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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If there's a breeze, the humidity is tolerable.

If there's no breeze, it can be downright miserable.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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As a meteorologist in Grand Forks....would agree that Fargo area is a mix of dry and muggy through the summer season. I do know someone who moved to Grand Forks from Portland Oregon and was suprised at how humid it was during the summer. With all the crops growing in the region, during peak growth from mid June through early August, quite a bit of moisture is added to the air and thus dew point temperatures (measure of how moist the airmass is) can be quite high at times and it can feel like Florida at times. But the big difference is you are not likely to receive long stretches of Florida type humidity as in most summers you can get a welcome break.

Winters because of the cold, is quite dry and often you need to use lots of lotion.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey
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Angry Is it humid in fargo during the summer ?

Just how humid does it get in Fargo during the summer? Is it much than summers in the New York City region?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Just how humid does it get in Fargo during the summer? Is it much than summers in the New York City region?
It can get very humid but for only brief periods and not nearly as long time-wise as NYC. We can get weak cool fronts to pass through in the summer to tame the heat and humidity down.
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