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View Poll Results: Where in U.S. does it start to becone "too hot and humid" in the summer?
South of Interstate 80 15 27.78%
South of Interstate 70 15 27.78%
South of Interstate 40 16 29.63%
South of Interstate 20 7 12.96%
South of Interstate 10 1 1.85%
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:05 PM
 
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Or you can go to the Phoenix or SoCal where you can avoid the humidity AND the winter cold
Yes I agree both are amazing in terms of vegetation and what you can grow, some of the palms and much of the hardiness zones is phenomenal in parts of arizona and parts of california . I love both of our fellow sunbelt cousins but for warm water beaches, sailing,boating ,rainfall and thunderstorms and the coastal culture the South is the best in america, outside of Hawaii. The south has some gorgeous mountains as well , the Southern Appalachians are beautiful

The warm water and amazing beaches and the closeness to the caribbean for the best sailing and boating and diving in the country and some amazing vegetation and thunderstorms and amazing mountains and lush vegetation is why I love the south, stable summers and very mild winters. The gulf stream really defines the southern climate

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Old 08-02-2016, 09:08 PM
 
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That's like saying nowhere in America gets real cold in winter, just cuz it doesn't get like the South Pole Lots of places in the Deep South have numerous days where the humidity is 90+ percent and its a steam bath. I've been in 100% humidity, does humidity exceed 100 in SE Asia?
Yes it does. Year round too.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:35 PM
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Location: Miami
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Its the power of the gulf stream, its not just new orleans. Charleston has shrimp and grits and one of the best food cultures in america i, alot of southern cities have amazing fish and fruits and vegetables and a very interesting cuisine. tons of fruits and vegetables ,pimento cheese, cucumber sandwiches , okra, corn pudding,amazing shrimp, tex mex in texas, fried green tomatoes ,key lime pie, bananas foster, and bread pudding,sweet potato inspired dishes and tons of peanut inspired dishes and much of the best seafood in the country.

tons of amazing palms, banana plants, spanish moss and tons of interesting subtropical vegetation and warm water beaches and fish too

its not just food , its music (jazz.rock and roll, soul,country etc) and a much more sensual culture in humid historical places like storyville and charleston etc, People that hate the south call it the bible belt but most of the funnest and most hedonistic places are in the south, new Orleans, key west, mobile mardi gras, Biloxi casinos, kentucky derby and tons of great bourbon drinks and tons of coastal areas in the south and horse racing and sailing and diving in the south . I just wish there was a Vegas in the south

Food wise I actually love the fusion dishes with asia and many warmer places int the world combined with the south, i grow lemongrass and tons of intersting exotic things. heat and stable summers give many plants sugars to make them thrive even through the occasional really low colds in the south, southwestern stuff like cannas and yucca can thrive in the south .

humid places just tend to be more sensual and vibrant places
Agreed, the South, especially the Gulf Coast probably has some of most underrated and unique cultures in the US. I personally think the climate, flora and fauna gives it a distinct aesthetic, one that can't be duplicated anywhere in the US; also containing some of the deepest collection of African American Cultures. (Creoles, Gullah, etc.)
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:55 PM
 
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That's like saying nowhere in America gets real cold in winter, just cuz it doesn't get like the South Pole Lots of places in the Deep South have numerous days where the humidity is 90+ percent and its a steam bath. I've been in 100% humidity, does humidity exceed 100 in SE Asia?
Humidity percent is useless. Whenever it rains in 33F weather it's 100%. Now the worse humidity on Earth is actually Arabia. The Persian Gulf and Red Sea are shallow, narrow, and in a desert so it has the hottest sea on Earth (96). When the wind blows onshore it wets some of the hottest air on Earth so the heat index can reach 172 (186 in the sun)
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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Its the power of the gulf stream, its not just new orleans. Charleston has shrimp and grits and one of the best food cultures in america i, alot of southern cities have amazing fish and fruits and vegetables and a very interesting cuisine. tons of fruits and vegetables ,pimento cheese, cucumber sandwiches , okra, corn pudding,amazing shrimp, tex mex in texas, fried green tomatoes ,key lime pie, bananas foster, and bread pudding,sweet potato inspired dishes and tons of peanut inspired dishes and much of the best seafood in the country.

tons of amazing palms, banana plants, spanish moss and tons of interesting subtropical vegetation and warm water beaches and fish too

its not just food , its music (jazz.rock and roll, soul,country etc) and a much more sensual culture in humid historical places like storyville and charleston etc, People that hate the south call it the bible belt but most of the funnest and most hedonistic places are in the south, new Orleans, key west, mobile mardi gras, Biloxi casinos, kentucky derby and tons of great bourbon drinks and tons of coastal areas in the south and horse racing and sailing and diving in the south . I just wish there was a Vegas in the south

Food wise I actually love the fusion dishes with asia and many warmer places int the world combined with the south, i grow lemongrass and tons of intersting exotic things. heat and stable summers give many plants sugars to make them thrive even through the occasional really low colds in the south, southwestern stuff like cannas and yucca can thrive in the south .

humid places just tend to be more sensual and vibrant places
Southern food is the best in the nation, most distinct imo. Okra grows like crazy in the summer here. I'm picking lots of it each day. Heat does give plants extra sugars to help survive colder Temps.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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I think humid places tend to be more interesting places in terms of sensual places and a much more sexual and vibrant culture and cuisine, certainly many humid places have some amazing beaches and alot of rainfall, lush culture . Maybe its the steamy sensual climate, but some of the best cuisines in the world are in hot and in many cases humid places. You go out all the time for Thai food or Vietnamese bahn mi or pho and so much of Asian and Indian cuisine, even sushi and a country that most people dont think of as hot like japan is a very hot, rainy, and humid country .Its why east asia and the south have so much similar vegetation.

Summer is amazingly hot and humid in Japan .Some of the supposedly perfect weather places, and they do have fantastic temps, but they dont have that kind of sensual/cuisine culture, nobody goes out for San diego cuisine or Sydney or Brisbane and "Australian" food.

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Old 08-04-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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With my lack of tolerance for humidity, I thought Washington D.C. was super muggy in the summer. The furthest north I have ever gone on the East Coast is NYC and I was there in end of May. Weather was good but starting to get muggy. Knowing me I'd probably have to go of south of the I-80.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Boston
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With my lack of tolerance for humidity, I thought Washington D.C. was super muggy in the summer. The furthest north I have ever gone on the East Coast is NYC and I was there in end of May. Weather was good but starting to get muggy. Knowing me I'd probably have to go of south of the I-80.
That's not due to your lack of tolerance for humidity...most people think DC is extremely muggy. DC is a swamp in the summer.
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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It's really all realtive. What many people from drier climates consider "hot and humid" is in fact quite comfortable to those of us who live here. And no, despite the myth, it is not "hot and humid" year round. We've had a 3-4 week span here in Savannah of the usual discomfort, with a couple of days hitting 100* -- which is rare for us. But this week, we've had lots of rain and coastal breezes and late afternoon / evening temps have actually been quite comfortable. Are you gonna still break a sweat going for a walk or a jog or cutting the grass? Of course --- but it's not deathly or "OMG!" hot.

And as serveral people have noted, that region of the country known for being "hot and humid" is indeed the most culturally rich and fascinating in America -- with the best food, most interesting people, greatest tradition of music, literature, arts, etc. You cannot separate the two. Which is why we Southerners are such a proud and strong people. You can hate our weather all you want. But you can't help but love us!
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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It's really all realtive. What many people from drier climates consider "hot and humid" is in fact quite comfortable to those of us who live here. And no, despite the myth, it is not "hot and humid" year round. We've had a 3-4 week span here in Savannah of the usual discomfort, with a couple of days hitting 100* -- which is rare for us. But this week, we've had lots of rain and coastal breezes and late afternoon / evening temps have actually been quite comfortable. Are you gonna still break a sweat going for a walk or a jog or cutting the grass? Of course --- but it's not deathly or "OMG!" hot.

And as serveral people have noted, that region of the country known for being "hot and humid" is indeed the most culturally rich and fascinating in America -- with the best food, most interesting people, greatest tradition of music, literature, arts, etc. You cannot separate the two. Which is why we Southerners are such a proud and strong people. You can hate our weather all you want. But you can't help but love us!
They love our weather lol, otherwise they wouldn't be flocking down here so readily. I love summer heat and humidity and thunderstorms. The south has the best weather in the nation and best culture by far!
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