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Old 11-25-2012, 12:48 AM
 
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HiAny one experienced how summer heat is in Raleigh compared to Austin and NashvilleI am more concerned with how really hot you feel .. mix of heat and humidity not just numbers Million Thanks in advance
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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I've spent a good deal of time in each. Austin, is hotter in actual temp during the summer.....about 7 degrees hotter. Austin however is more dry, so the heat, in my opinion, is less opressive. Nashville and Raleigh are very similar as regards temps, but Nashville has more humidity in the summer as an everyday part of life. Raleigh's humidity seems to come in spurts and can be severe for mutiple day clusters. When it is humid in Raleigh, it is really humid. All three are similar, but overall, I'd choose Austin based on weather. Then, for second, really a tie between Nashville and Raleigh in my opinion. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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To what psychological defect to you attribute your refusal to simply acclimate yourself to a hot climate? Unless you work as a roofer or something, you will never need to wander very far from the AC.

I lived in the south for years before anything was air conditioned. No AC in my house, my car, my office, anywhere. Life went on and nobody complained about the heat except in Tennessee Williams plays, and that was only for effect.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you want to compare summer heat, look at the Dew Point. At the same temperature (say, 95) the place with the higher dew point will have a higher humidity. It will seem more uncomfortable at 80 with a dew point of 75, than 100 with a dew point of 65. Generally, in summer, a dew point up to about 70 is fairly comfortable at any temperature, but when the dew point gets up around 75, it starts feeling uncomfortable at any temperature. The Dew Point is useful at any time of the day or night to judge the comfort level. The dew point usually stays pretty constant through the day and the night. It can never be higher than the temperature, so if it is cool in the morning, the day will be less humid.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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To what psychological defect to you attribute your refusal to simply acclimate yourself to a hot climate? Unless you work as a roofer or something, you will never need to wander very far from the AC.
I lived near Nashville for the first 32 years of my life and never became acclimated to the heat and humidity. And I was out in the heat all the time, because in all my years working I only managed to get one job that was indoors. It was basically pure misery for me from the end of April until about halfway through October. Also, somehow nearly all the cars I owned just happened to have AC that would stop working and be too expensive for me to repair. So the only time I got to experience AC was at home, which was better than nothing. But when you start getting uncomfortably warm when it's 75 degrees with a 65 degree dew point, it's a pretty miserable way to live.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I've spent a good deal of time in each. Austin, is hotter in actual temp during the summer.....about 7 degrees hotter. Austin however is more dry, so the heat, in my opinion, is less opressive. Nashville and Raleigh are very similar as regards temps, but Nashville has more humidity in the summer as an everyday part of life. Raleigh's humidity seems to come in spurts and can be severe for mutiple day clusters. When it is humid in Raleigh, it is really humid. All three are similar, but overall, I'd choose Austin based on weather. Then, for second, really a tie between Nashville and Raleigh in my opinion. Hope this helps.
Raleigh's Summers tend to ebb and flow with no particular pattern completely dominant over the course of the Summer. Unlike Texas where heat waves can literally last for months, they come in shorter waves in Raleigh and are interrupted by more typical weather patterns for the East Coast. When heat waves do come, they are typically dryer weather events than the more humid typical Summer pattern with lower temps. During the more typical patterns, short/medium/long thunderstorm sessions can cool down the late afternoon heat and humidity. Although I have never lived in Austin, I did visit Austin on many occasions when I was living in Houston. For me, Austin and Texas in general had much more oppressive heat and much longer Summers in comparison to Raleigh. For Raleigh (and I presume Nashville), the seasons typically come right on schedule Springs may come a bit early and Winters will have pockets of warmer weather but, all in all, the seasons feel fairly balanced to me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Raleigh's Summers tend to ebb and flow with no particular pattern completely dominant over the course of the Summer. Unlike Texas where heat waves can literally last for months, they come in shorter waves in Raleigh and are interrupted by more typical weather patterns for the East Coast. When heat waves do come, they are typically dryer weather events than the more humid typical Summer pattern with lower temps. During the more typical patterns, short/medium/long thunderstorm sessions can cool down the late afternoon heat and humidity. Although I have never lived in Austin, I did visit Austin on many occasions when I was living in Houston. For me, Austin and Texas in general had much more oppressive heat and much longer Summers in comparison to Raleigh. For Raleigh (and I presume Nashville), the seasons typically come right on schedule Springs may come a bit early and Winters will have pockets of warmer weather but, all in all, the seasons feel fairly balanced to me.
^^^ Exactly. Texas in general is a hellhole for around 4 months in the summer.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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Austin is about 6 degrees warmer in the summer and 13 degrees warmer in the winter compared to Nashville. Raleigh is very similar to Nashville in terms of temperatures, with a very slight moderating effect from the proximity to the ocean. So the extreme temperatures in Raleigh are less extreme than Nashville (hot or cold).
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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Austin is about 6 degrees warmer in the summer and 13 degrees warmer in the winter compared to Nashville.
Those are historical averages. The overall climate is changing and one should factor more recent numbers versus 100 year averages. I know many Texans are considering relocation if the summers continue as they have the past few years.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:28 AM
 
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Those are historical averages. The overall climate is changing and one should factor more recent numbers versus 100 year averages. I know many Texans are considering relocation if the summers continue as they have the past few years.
This last summer has been the mildest in some time. It was awesome. I don't know which Texans you are talking to.
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