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Old 08-15-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami has never had a recorded temperature over 99 F degrees and those temps are recorded at Miami International Airport which is 6 miles inland from the shores of Biscayne Bay !

Orlando is worse than those temps which is hotter inland.
At least in the summer in Miami you can jump into the Ocean or a pool !

Both Houston & New Orleans are far away from the Ocean unlike Miami which has sea Breezes with cooler weather.
I have no idea where the talking point has come from that Miami's Summers are so hot. Certainly it's humid like both New Orleans and Houston but it has one of the most stable temperature ranges of any city I have ever lived in. I know to expect high temps that are usually between 89-91 with overnight lows around 80 at the height of the Summer. It's the same day after day after day after day. A 93 or 94 degree day is a total outlier and usually only happens when there aren't any afternoon storms in the area.

The weather channel 10 day forecast highs are as follows for Miami: 88, 88, 87, 87, 88, 89, 89, 89, 89, 89. Yes it's hot and humid but it's not extreme heat.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I have no idea where the talking point has come from that Miami's Summers are so hot. Certainly it's humid like both New Orleans and Houston but it has one of the most stable temperature ranges of any city I have ever lived in. I know to expect high temps that are usually between 89-91 with overnight lows around 80 at the height of the Summer. It's the same day after day after day after day. A 93 or 94 degree day is a total outlier and usually only happens when there aren't any afternoon storms in the area.

The weather channel 10 day forecast highs are as follows for Miami: 88, 88, 87, 87, 88, 89, 89, 89, 89, 89. Yes it's hot and humid but it's not extreme heat.
Miami's avg heat index in summer is over 100, usually in the 102-105 range thanks to those 75-77 degree dewpoints, so those upper 80's highs are deceiving
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:53 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Miami's avg heat index in summer is over 100, usually in the 102-105 range thanks to those 75-77 degree dewpoints, so those upper 80's highs are deceiving
In the Houston vs. Raleigh thread, you claimed that dew points in the 70s in Houston and 60s in Raleigh weren't that different. Now you are throwing dew points in the 70s as if they do matter. Pick a side and stick to it please.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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I have no idea where the talking point has come from that Miami's Summers are so hot. Certainly it's humid like both New Orleans and Houston but it has one of the most stable temperature ranges of any city I have ever lived in. I know to expect high temps that are usually between 89-91 with overnight lows around 80 at the height of the Summer. It's the same day after day after day after day. A 93 or 94 degree day is a total outlier and usually only happens when there aren't any afternoon storms in the area.

The weather channel 10 day forecast highs are as follows for Miami: 88, 88, 87, 87, 88, 89, 89, 89, 89, 89. Yes it's hot and humid but it's not extreme heat.
And the irony is that many areas up North, where these complaints of Miami's heat come from, have seen much hotter temps than Miami has ever experienced.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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Miami's avg heat index in summer is over 100, usually in the 102-105 range thanks to those 75-77 degree dewpoints, so those upper 80's highs are deceiving
Miami gets loads of summer rain, cloud cover, and sea-breeze. The heat index does not take that into account.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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Miami gets a breeze usually so it isn't too bad. Texas summers are the worse. After heading to Houston for a couple weeks in the summer, I no longer complain about the heat here in AZ. I couldn't wait to get back.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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In the Houston vs. Raleigh thread, you claimed that dew points in the 70s in Houston and 60s in Raleigh weren't that different. Now you are throwing dew points in the 70s as if they do matter. Pick a side and stick to it please.
Houston and Miami see similar heat indicies in July and August, 102-105 range, while Raleighs typical July heat index is in the 98-100 ballpark, so not that much different
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Miami is fairly mild compared to other cities. Miami summer days often have highs of 80-95.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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I have no idea where the talking point has come from that Miami's Summers are so hot. Certainly it's humid like both New Orleans and Houston but it has one of the most stable temperature ranges of any city I have ever lived in. I know to expect high temps that are usually between 89-91 with overnight lows around 80 at the height of the Summer. It's the same day after day after day after day. A 93 or 94 degree day is a total outlier and usually only happens when there aren't any afternoon storms in the area.

The weather channel 10 day forecast highs are as follows for Miami: 88, 88, 87, 87, 88, 89, 89, 89, 89, 89. Yes it's hot and humid but it's not extreme heat.
With humidity that's extreme heat and intolerable for most people.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Miami is fairly mild compared to other cities. Miami summer days often have highs of 80-95.
Again, you have to factor in dewpoint as well, avg heat index in July in Miami and Houston is 102-105
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