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View Poll Results: Which major city has the worst overall weather in the U.S.
Seattle 31 8.47%
San Francisco 9 2.46%
San Diego 7 1.91%
Minneapolis 101 27.60%
Oklahoma City 50 13.66%
Houston 72 19.67%
Phoenix 54 14.75%
Other major city in the continuous U.S. 42 11.48%
Voters: 366. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-17-2016, 05:15 PM
 
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Also I do know of the monsoon season, I lived in phx for 16 years....
Then you would know of the added humidity that comes with the phenomenon, getting combined with Phoenix's 100F+ heat to produce a nasty combination...
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Then you would know of the added humidity that comes with the phenomenon, getting combined with Phoenix's 100F+ heat to produce a nasty combination...
Yup, when it gets to that it feels like houston lol
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:21 PM
 
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Yup, when it gets to that it feels like houston lol
I agree, except that I would substitute the "like" for the "worse than."
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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Let's be honest though, even in monsoon season humidity isn't that high or that persistent.

Only time humidity really spikes is if a storm is active, but temps plummet then

It's humid to us during the monsoon, but would be considered dry by anyone from a humid environment

103 with monsoon humidity is still infinitely more comfortable than 90 in Houston with their humidity to me
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Let's be honest though, even in monsoon season humidity isn't that high or that persistent.

Only time humidity really spikes is if a storm is active, but temps plummet then

It's humid to us during the monsoon, but would be considered dry by anyone from a humid environment

103 with monsoon humidity is still infinitely more comfortable than 90 in Houston with their humidity to me
Agreed, but no point in arguing with him he thinks Houston is LA in terms of weather.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Let's be honest though, even in monsoon season humidity isn't that high or that persistent.

Only time humidity really spikes is if a storm is active, but temps plummet then

It's humid to us during the monsoon, but would be considered dry by anyone from a humid environment

103 with monsoon humidity is still infinitely more comfortable than 90 in Houston with their humidity to me
Yet 103F with monsoon humidity brings higher heat indices than Houston's 90F. No matter how you spin it, Phoenix feels hotter in summer than Houston. The dry heat argument didn't even change that.

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Agreed, but no point in arguing with him he thinks Houston is LA in terms of weather.
LA's climate isn't ideal for me; while the temperatures are great, that climate's precipitation pattern is atrocious, and it is just too dry, lacking in spectacular thunderstorms. Houston and the Gulf Coast is more ideal for such things.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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The problem with Phoenix is that it is 150 degrees in the sun and the sun is everywhere, all the time.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:49 PM
 
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Yeah, Phoenix is a super "sweaty city".

It does evaporate quickly though.

I stand in a suit in Phoenix and I'm not dripping. In Houston I am. Once I get back inside in Phoenix you dry out really fast. In Houston I'm still damp with sweat.

I really don't care about heat index. I care about how things feel and what is comfortable to me.

In that regard dry heat wins everything.


In part because that sweat is evaporating. It's part of your bodies cooling process.
Too bad that Phoenix with dry heat still feels hotter than Houston's humid heat.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:57 PM
 
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of the cities in the poll, definitely phoenix.
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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Too bad that Phoenix with dry heat still feels hotter than Houston's humid heat.
But is way more comfortable
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