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View Poll Results: Hottest state?
Texas 46 25.14%
Louisiana 6 3.28%
Alabama 0 0%
Mississsippi 3 1.64%
Georgia 1 0.55%
Florida 42 22.95%
South Carolina 2 1.09%
Arizona 80 43.72%
New Mexico 1 0.55%
Arkansas 2 1.09%
Voters: 183. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-25-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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But it takes me twice as long to get undressed from a Texas summer because the shirt is sticking to my back. I just experienced my first Texas summer and I hope to never experience it again. I haven't been able to do anything outside since June (unless you count walking from a house to the car).
Undressing from a Texas summer is taking off a shirt and shorts, undressing from the northern winter is removing layers and layers of coats/clothing/pants, not to mention accessories like winter hats, gloves, etc.

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Cooler evenings? Yeah, right... Most 100 degree days in North Texas result in 80-90 degree evenings. It's just as hot, the sun just isn't out. I live right in front of a park and I can assure you that there was no one out there mid-day in July. However, the place was packed at 6am, so the heat here must bother more than just me.

Weather is a personal preference. Some people prefer heat, and some people prefer the cold. Otherwise no one would live in Texas or Minnesota. Personally, I love having 4 distinct seasons. Places like North Carolina and Virginia offer the best weather. You have about three months of each season. In Texas, you end up with 5-6mo of summer, and in Minnesota you end up with the same, but winter.
Rubbish my friend, once the sun is down, the atmosphere cools down; along the Texas Gulf Coast, the sea breeze blows in from the S/SE, providing constant, cooling air. Further inland, the temps just cool down; UHI can delay the process, but the cool down still happens.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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You can be dressed for a Texas summer in a fraction of the time it takes to dress for NE US winters, and at a fraction of the cost. Hot summer days give way to cooler evenings, cold winter days only get colder at night. More people enjoy themselves in Texas summer weather than NE US winter weather.
Texas is a huge state. There were days were the heat index was above 95 at 11 pm in Dallas.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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You can be dressed for a Texas summer in a fraction of the time it takes to dress for NE US winters, and at a fraction of the cost. Hot summer days give way to cooler evenings, cold winter days only get colder at night. More people enjoy themselves in Texas summer weather than NE US winter weather.
I could be in my birthday suit in the middle of August in any major Texas city and it would be hot. I can layer here in DC.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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Texas is a huge state. There were days were the heat index was above 95 at 11 pm in Dallas.
9/20 had a high of 99 and a low of 80 in Dallas. I guarantee that it didn't reach 80 degrees until the wee early hours of the morning. If you had gone out at midnight, it would still be in the upper 80s or 90s.

Let's compare this to Raleigh, NC (my hometown). 9/8 had a high of 96 and a low of 68. By midnight it would have probably been in the 70s.

It can take some huge adjustment getting used to super hot night temperatures in North Texas.
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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9/20 had a high of 99 and a low of 80 in Dallas. I guarantee that it didn't reach 80 degrees until the wee early hours of the morning. If you had gone out at midnight, it would still be in the upper 80s or 90s.

Let's compare this to Raleigh, NC (my hometown). 9/8 had a high of 96 and a low of 68. By midnight it would have probably been in the 70s.

It can take some huge adjustment getting used to super hot night temperatures in North Texas.
One of the big differences. DC can get hot during the day, no doubt, but nights are usually ok. And right now, it is going to be in the 70s until mid October it looks like. Heaven.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Texas is a huge state. There were days were the heat index was above 95 at 11 pm in Dallas.
This poster is a troll. As you can see, his/her account has been closed. Expect to see a new username in the next 24 hours making the same arguments.

Trolling aside, you raise an important point. Anyone who has lived in both Houston and the northeast is aware of the misery of a 6 month Texas summer. While we in the NE do have some heat waves, they come and go with pleasant breaks between them. And more importantly, on most of our uncomfortable days, the temps and humidity die down sufficiently to make evenings pleasant. I found Houston's unrelenting summers draining precisely because there is no escape - day or night.

Meanwhile, while we're reveling in our crisp fall weather, check out Houston's 10 day forecast.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Florida is the warmest state in the continental United States, but not the "hottest." That distinction belongs to Arizona, whose populated populaces, overall, have the hottest - and longest - summers of any state in the nation.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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This poster is a troll. As you can see, his/her account has been closed. Expect to see a new username in the next 24 hours making the same arguments.

Trolling aside, you raise an important point. Anyone who has lived in both Houston and the northeast is aware of the misery of a 6 month Texas summer. While we in the NE do have some heat waves, they come and go with pleasant breaks between them. And more importantly, on most of our uncomfortable days, the temps and humidity die down sufficiently to make evenings pleasant. I found Houston's unrelenting summers draining precisely because there is no escape - day or night.

Meanwhile, while we're reveling in our crisp fall weather, check out Houston's 10 day forecast.
Yep. I checked out Austin, Houston, Dallas, CC, etc, all my old haunts. All noticeably hotter. 88 can be comfortable (too hot for me), but for October, I don't know, I guess that's a reason I left Texas. Again in DC, won't hit 80 for the foreseeable future and I flat don't mind that at all.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:57 PM
 
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This poster is a troll. As you can see, his/her account has been closed. Expect to see a new username in the next 24 hours making the same arguments.

Trolling aside, you raise an important point. Anyone who has lived in both Houston and the northeast is aware of the misery of a 6 month Texas summer. While we in the NE do have some heat waves, they come and go with pleasant breaks between them. And more importantly, on most of our uncomfortable days, the temps and humidity die down sufficiently to make evenings pleasant. I found Houston's unrelenting summers draining precisely because there is no escape - day or night.

Meanwhile, while we're reveling in our crisp fall weather, check out Houston's 10 day forecast.




Well, I look at it as having a nice, long... long... long extended swimming season for those of us with pools.

Lemonade out of lemons, and all that jazz.
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Florida is the warmest state in the continental United States, but not the "hottest." That distinction belongs to Arizona, whose populated populaces, overall, have the hottest - and longest - summers of any state in the nation.
This is the hottest state, not city. Besides Vegas gets just as hot and that's all Nevada is known for, not too mention not even a third of Nevada (minus isolated peaks) have actual forests that reach no higher than the 80s in our dry weather. Forests are a third of Arizona. Phoenix is not the entire state.
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