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Old 08-15-2016, 03:20 PM
 
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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.

Tropical places in world normally don't get in 95 to 100 degree that alone 110 .

Miami is more Tropical.

It is the humidity where your clothes are covered in sweat and your eyeglasses are all fogged up that make tropical places feel hot.

A cool summer of 85 with no wind and very high humidity can make it feel like 95 or 100. It is the humidity that makes it really hot.

Likewise New York, Detroit, Toronto,Chicago and Buffalo/Niagara will have hotter summers than Tropical places but really low humidity.

A 85 degree summer in New York, Detroit, Toronto,Chicago and Buffalo/Niagara will feel like 70 degree from some one from Tropical place because of lack of high humidity.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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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.
People get use to heat from where they live and travel example. I have notice Northerners walking around in a t-shirt and shorts in 65 degree weather!! And turning the AC on when it gets 76 degree!!

AND Southerners will start to bring out the t-shirt and shorts when it gets above 75 degree weather!! And turning the AC on when it gets above 85 degree!!

People from New York, Detroit, Toronto,Chicago and Buffalo/Niagara complain there is lot of humidity. And people getting funny looks from people from Tropical places.

The humidity in New York, Detroit, Toronto,Chicago and Buffalo/Niagara is different than humidity in the south likewise tropical places.

The humidity makes it hotter than it really is the proper temperature.
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Center City
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AND Southerners will start to bring out the t-shirt and shorts when it gets above 75 degree weather!! And turning the AC on when it gets above 85 degree!!
Lol. I remember going to a Christmas party in Houston where the AC was turned on so that the host could use the fireplace.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:03 PM
 
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You picked the wrong cities for this thread OP. All three of them are basically tropical vacations in summer.

The real heat is found in the Desert Southwest: Death Valley, Phoenix, Yuma, Las Vegas, etc. Burning hot temps, little rain/cloud cover, highest heat indices in the country, etc.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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You picked the wrong cities for this thread OP. All three of them are basically tropical vacations in summer.

The real heat is found in the Desert Southwest: Death Valley, Phoenix, Yuma, Las Vegas, etc. Burning hot temps, little rain/cloud cover, highest heat indices in the country, etc.
It comes down to personal opinion some people like really Hot dry heat over humidity and other people like really high humidity over really Hot dry heat.

I would pick Miami hot steaming sauna over Phoenix really hot super furnace.

Oh if you are in suit and tie not t-shirt and shorts you may not want it all covered in sweat.

Also some people sweat more than other people so they may pick Death Valley or Phoenix over Miami or any tropical weather if they are prone to sweat a lot.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:31 PM
 
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You picked the wrong cities for this thread OP. All three of them are basically tropical vacations in summer.

The real heat is found in the Desert Southwest: Death Valley, Phoenix, Yuma, Las Vegas, etc. Burning hot temps, little rain/cloud cover, highest heat indices in the country, etc.
Other thing is if it gets really hot and really hot dry heat and you get bit dehydrated and not had any food or water I get bit sick, bit dizzy and spaced out. Having food,water and enough sleep make it go away.

When I go long time with no food and water in high humidity I don't really feel sick, bit dizzy and spaced out like I do in really hot dry heat when I go along time with no food or water.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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The three hottest major cities in summer are Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tucson in that order from hottest to coolest. Though Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin feel just as hot or hotter than those three once humidity and heat index are factored in
Las Vegas is hotter than Phoenix. And Yuma is hotter than both. And then Furnace Creek is even hotter than that.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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But for the South, I'd take a guess it goes New Orleans, then Houston, then Miami from hottest to coolest. I've only been to two out of three, and New Orleans was much more sticky and hot than Miami.
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Lol. I remember going to a Christmas party in Houston where the AC was turned on so that the host could use the fireplace.
LMAO. That's Texas. Shorts on Thanksgiving can definitely happen.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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All these cities have pleasant summers. The real heat is in the Desert Southwest.


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Only small portions. Most of the Desert Southwest is extremely mild in summer, and colder and snowier than most places in the country. You do realize Flagstaff, AZ is in the Desert Southwest, and is the snowiest large city in the lower 48, right?
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