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Old 03-03-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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or does the whole state make you sweat?

If there *are* places with relatively low humidity, what else is there? (meaning what's the culture, economy, schools like).

 
Old 03-03-2007, 06:22 PM
 
Location: PA
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Not really, but the coasts have a little bit lower humidity, obviously due to the breeziness. The further north in Florida you are, it tends to be slightly less humid. So technically, places like Jacksonville (coastal, northern) are the best bet but again, it's pretty much all humid.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Not really, but the coasts have a little bit lower humidity, obviously due to the breeziness. The further north in Florida you are, it tends to be slightly less humid. So technically, places like Jacksonville (coastal, northern) are the best bet but again, it's pretty much all humid.
Bmurphy is correct, the closes to the coast less humidity. Our area is very nice weather wise. We have the Gulf of Mexico in the south side and East Bay in the north so the area stays cold and with low humidity....
 
Old 03-03-2007, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Key West (surrounded by water) has always seemed a tad less humid to me. But you probably wouldn't want to live there (although it's a great place to visit).
 
Old 03-04-2007, 09:03 AM
 
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In the winter, after a cold front passes, the humidity is the lowest. You get more of those cool dry days in North Florida than south Florida.

The spring can have droughts when the humidity is lower but the temp is usually in the 90s so the lower humidity is not that noticable.

The humidity is highest in the summer which is also the rainy season. The humidity is actually higher along the coasts due to the seabreeze which picks up additional moisture from the ocean. Although the summer daytime high temps are lower along the coast, their nighttime lows are higher than in the interior of the state.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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A report from University of Florida: Florida is a hot-humid region for 6 months of the year temperatures can be above 90F (32.2C) and relative humidity can be 50% or higher.

CLIMATIC ZONES
Florida's three climatic zones are classified as hot-humid ( Figure 2 ). Northern Florida, somewhat cooler because of its latitude, can have a significant number of days between November and March when temperatures are below those generally tolerable to human comfort range. At the other extreme, May through September temperatures are above the comfort range.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/images/1039810054 (broken link)

Central Florida, perhaps less exposed to cooling breezes, has a longer period of high-temperature, high-humidity days. Due to a more southerly latitude, the period of temperatures below human comfort is relatively short. This region may have approximately one month of temperatures and humidities below and 7 months above the comfort range.

South Florida, exposed to daytime onshore breezes, enjoys comfortable temperatures during much of the year. Although the temperature is relatively moderate, the combination of the temperature and high humidity can be uncomfortable from May through September.

During the months when temperatures are below, and particularly above, the comfort range, Floridians are likely to use more energy for heating and cooling, respectively. Understanding the climate in their areas of the state can help residents modify their landscapes (enviroscaping) to increase energy efficiency. For example, strategically placed shade trees and windbreaks can reduce home-cooling costs by 30%. If 1/3 of Florida homes used energy-efficient landscaping to achieve this 30% reduction, approximately 27 trillion Btu of energy, and 5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide and gaseous pollutants would be saved.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Indiana, Moving back to FL.
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Stay away from the West coast. Thats the hottest place I have ever been in FL.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 08:08 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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i'd say ne fla is probably the least humid. it is certainly chilly (when i've passed through there) in the winter.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I always love when people talk about relative humidity. That is not the indicator you want to use for humidity. What you really want to know is the dew point value. With dew point anything below 60 is pretty comfortable. Once it gets into the 60s it starts getting a tad uncomfortable. Once it gets into the 70s (which from what I have seen the dp is always in the 70s in the summer in Florida) then it's oppresive. Where I live in Maine 60s is very common in the summer and we maybe get in the 70s for dewpoint a few times during the summer.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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This is Florida. We all sweat in Florida for 9 months out of the year. Except during parts of Jan, Feb. and March, it's hot and humid. Even during the winter months, as cold fronts approach, they suck up tons of humidity from the Atlantic and Gulf before pushing a cool breeze over us that lasts about 3 days at most.

The Florida Humidity and Heat survival guide consists of a good quality air conditioning unit(s) a Dehumidifier, fans and lots of shade. Also, when it's hot and humid out, and if you are from the northeast - SLOW DOWN! Some of you people move and talk so fast it makes us natives sweat just watching you from a distance.
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