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Old 06-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Location: Lake George, CO
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Anything over 75 with humidity is too hot for me. I do best I'm 30s-50s
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I'd agree with the my location on the map that 85ºF or hotter is solidly too hot. In fact, if it's sunny, usually anything over 75ºF is too hot.

If I break a sweat walking a block or two in the sun, it's too f-ing hot.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:35 PM
Location: Nashville TN
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Summers in the South are generally unpleasant according to most people you talk to if you have to work outside during the day its mid 90s and extremely humid. I don't mind hot weather, not a fan of humidity but I can deal with it.. I am dark skinned so I like it better than the cold.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:42 PM
Location: Alameda, CA
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78-80 and greater. Anything over 75 is when I turn on fans and eat Otter Pops.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:08 PM
Location: Bellingham, WA
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This is an interesting map. I currently live in the northwestern tip of Washington, but I'm from Tennessee. 87 degrees here is definitely not comfortable to me, but if I'm in the shade and there's a breeze then it's just tolerable. (fortunately it almost never gets that warm!) 87 degrees in Tennessee, however, is absolute misery to me. I remember even 70 degrees being uncomfortable in TN due to humidity and (I assume) a different sun angle. I was usually miserable about five or six months of the year there.

For what it's worth, my ideal temperature range is about 45-65 here.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:15 PM
Location: Northeast
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Anything in 80's or 90's is fine with me although if there is high humidity..that's a game changer. If it's the high 80's or 90's with humidity that's way to high for me.

Hate humidity!
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:38 PM
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80s+ is too hot for me
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:18 PM
Location: Terramaria
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As far as how humid is too humid, I'd say around 60F is the cuttoff point. That said, taking a dip in the pool can provide a nice touch of relief for a cookout since it provides a nice amount of cooling, especially if the water temperature is between about 70F and 80F. The double whammy (its happening right now in Baltimore/DC) is 90/70 Temperature/Dew Point; at that level, you might as well estivate inside if you're not at a pool/water park, and even drinking water will end the cooling relief after just a few minutes. Some of the vegetation that lives near the southern edge of this range such as some maples droop and could get leaf burn that destroys its foliage that could be vibrant in the fall. Maryland/DC's summer climate is similar to the southeast except that an occasional cold front might pass through providing a day or two of relief and it usually doesn't drag on well into September like in states further south. What I hate most about summer though is the unpredictability of thunderstorms as a result of heat. One minute, sun with just some friendly-looking cumulus, a few minutes later, the sky is turning dark and lightning can be a dangerous hazard. It's like Mother Nature has some sort of bipolar disorder.

Generally speaking:

Temperature Dewpoint
80F 70F
85F 60F
90F 50F
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:23 PM
Location: San Diego
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95 is the cutoff here but there is no humidity.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:31 PM
Location: Wonderland
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I'm a southern gal through and through and have lived in northeast Texas for twenty plus years. I'm originally from New Orleans so maybe that's where I get my high tolerance level for heat and humidity!

For me, I don't get particularly uncomfortable till the mercury nudges over 95 degrees. Even with humidity - heck, I'm used to it. In fact, when I visit some place with lower humidity, I don't know what to do with my hair and my lips feel chapped all the time.

Bring it on. I can take it. And I love it. Not only that, I love the tradeoff, which is mild, cool winters where I can break out the boots and scarves without really NEEDING them. Win win!
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