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Old 08-01-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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I can think of plenty. Omaha, Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and maybe Columbus as well all get very hot and humid regularly during the summer. The Midwest outside of the Great Lakes has fairly hot and humid summers. Even Minneapolis can get toasty. Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland would be out on this one...their summers are nice for the most part.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I can think of plenty. Omaha, Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and maybe Columbus as well all get very hot and humid regularly during the summer. The Midwest outside of the Great Lakes has fairly hot and humid summers. Even Minneapolis can get toasty. Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland would be out on this one...their summers are nice for the most part.
I think Chicago summers can be uncomfortably hot and humid as well. When I visited I did not notice a significant difference between there and Columbus. But yeah it gets surprisingly humid in Central Ohio and can be uncomfortable at times in the summer.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:16 PM
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Location: Miami
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Whichever is closer to the South.
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Detroit gets quite a few hot muggy days where the dew points are In the 70s, it's been very hot and humid this year.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:22 PM
 
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Whichever is closer to the South.
Being closer to the south has little effect on humidity. The most humid place is the country is upstate NY near Canada. Humidity has more to do with proximity to the east. The Bermuda High rotates around the middle of the Atlantic, and engulfs the eastern half of the country, taking gulf moisture with it.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:25 PM
 
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Detroit gets quite a few hot muggy days where the dew points are In the 70s, it's been very hot and humid this year.


Yes. My AC has been on almost continuously this past month. But it varies from year to year in this area. Some summers here I may run it only 5 or 6 days all summer.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:19 PM
 
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From most humid to least humid:

St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Des Moines, IA
Omaha, NE
Minneapolis, MN
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:08 AM
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Location: Miami
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Being closer to the south has little effect on humidity. The most humid place is the country is upstate NY near Canada. Humidity has more to do with proximity to the east. The Bermuda High rotates around the middle of the Atlantic, and engulfs the eastern half of the country, taking gulf moisture with it.
Emphasis on the "Midwest," and "HOT."

Upstate NY doesn't come close to the Heat and Humidity in the South.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis may be hot and humid by UPPER Midwestern standards, but by southern or lower Midwestern standards, it really isn't. It can be hot and humid one day and barely 80 the next day. It has great variety which makes its summers more pleasant than in the south or rest of the Midwest.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:21 AM
 
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The phrase "more hot and humid" isn't entirely accurate. Humidity differences between Upper Midwestern cities and more centrally located Midwestern cities are negligible. Detroit and Chicago are both more humid than St. Louis, however they are statistically less humid than Cincinnati. The average difference is no more than a point or two either way. (In the winter time Great Lakes cities are even more humid but this doesn't count) The average July high in St Louis is 89 degrees, while 84 in Chicago. This is where the difference and misery factor is pronounced.

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