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Old 11-16-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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So why Texans flocking to AZ? Places like Phoenix are dry and even more HOT.
No humidity, less bugs, no tornadoes, no flooding, similar COL, mountains, 340 days of sunshine, etc. I truly think they move here by the busload for the weather. Yeah, its hotter than Hades for 4 straight months, then its paradise for 8.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No humidity, less bugs, no tornadoes, no flooding, similar COL, mountains, 340 days of sunshine, etc. I truly think they move here by the busload for the weather. Yeah, its hotter than Hades for 4 straight months, then its paradise for 8.
I'm a fan of all landscape. That includes beach, lakes, forest, etc. But the desert is very appealing, especially with the mountains. It's mysterious almost.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Texas, much like California, adds population at such a rate that they can create the appearance of mass migration out while their overall population levels not only remain stable, but continue to rise.

I always think of Texas and California when I hear that line spoken by the President in Independance Day " they are like locust. They consume every natural resource then move on."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlawibQ_QKI
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Old 11-16-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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So why Texans flocking to AZ? Places like Phoenix are dry and even more HOT.
Probably because it has better weather still, in most people's opinion, and because that is cheaper.

That said, more people from Arizona move to Texas than the other way around, which is surprising given Texas' much larger population.

Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, and Oklahoma are the only states with notable, positive net migration from Texas.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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We are not in a competition Kathryn. I was just giving you a weather update. Looks like a high of 85 today in Tyler.
It was 84 degrees today in Albany, NY, and 85 degrees in Allentown, PA. Oh, and 85 in NJ today as well. Oh, and 84 in DC.

I don't feel any competition - like I've said before, overall, I much prefer Texas weather to most other locations in the US.

Our high today though was 84. Humidity was pretty low. Beautiful weather, actually, with abundant sunshine. Our high tomorrow is supposed to be around 81, and then it drops significantly Friday to highs in the low sixties and lows in the high 30s and low 40s for the next several days. Thanksgiving should be with highs in the sixties and lows in the low fifties or upper forties.

Sounds splendid to me.

Today's high was a record high by the way - not at all typical for this area. Lots of places around the US had record high temps today:

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What happened to fall? Wednesday was another day of record heat across much of the central and eastern U.S., as temperatures soared into the 80s as far north as New England.
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Even though it's from a separate weather pattern across the country, southern California is even getting in on the heat parade, with temperatures in the 90s and 100s forecast for the next few days, along with dry Santa Ana winds that could spark wildfires.
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...more than 250 record temperatures were set across 34 states since Saturday, according to the Weather Channel. That includes both record warm afternoon temperatures and record warm nights.
What happened to fall? More heat records set Wednesday
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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We are not in a competition Kathryn. I was just giving you a weather update. Looks like a high of 85 today in Tyler.
It was also 85 degrees today in DC. That's where you live, right?

It was 84 where I live (I live near Tyler but not in Tyler). So technically, just to split a hair or two, it was cooler today where I live in Texas than where you live in the Mid Atlantic region.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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No humidity, less bugs, no tornadoes, no flooding, similar COL, mountains, 340 days of sunshine, etc. I truly think they move here by the busload for the weather. Yeah, its hotter than Hades for 4 straight months, then its paradise for 8.
Just for some perspective, nearly twice as many folks from Arizona moved TO Texas last year than moved FROM Texas to Arizona.
State-to-State Population Migration
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:37 PM
 
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It was 84 degrees today in Albany, NY, and 85 degrees in Allentown, PA. Oh, and 85 in NJ today as well. Oh, and 84 in DC.

I don't feel any competition - like I've said before, overall, I much prefer Texas weather to most other locations in the US.

Our high today though was 84. Humidity was pretty low. Beautiful weather, actually, with abundant sunshine. Our high tomorrow is supposed to be around 81, and then it drops significantly Friday to highs in the low sixties and lows in the high 30s and low 40s for the next several days. Thanksgiving should be with highs in the sixties and lows in the low fifties or upper forties.

Sounds splendid to me.

Today's high was a record high by the way - not at all typical for this area. Lots of places around the US had record high temps today:






What happened to fall? More heat records set Wednesday
That weather report is from Oct 19.

It is November 16 today, and the temp in Washington DC was 64.
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Old 11-16-2016, 09:44 PM
 
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That weather report is from Oct 19.

It is November 16 today, and the temp in Washington DC was 64.
I did a double take on those 80 temps and was thinking what the heck! I'm up in that part of PA and know it's been mid 50's this week so far! Actually, it's been really nice this fall here.
I've lived in Austin for many years but am on a hiatus for a few months in PA. It's been so nice to be where there are real distinct seasons!
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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LOL my bad! I googled "record high temperatures nationwide today" and that's what came up. But you see - even in October, highs in the mid 80s were record breaking highs. The uber warm weather we've been experiencing here (and in other states) over the past few weeks has not been typical.

In fact, the temps yesterday in Texas were record breaking temperatures. But a change is on it's way - tomorrow in fact.

Yes, fall in Texas is warmer than fall in states north of Texas. That being said, fall is beautiful here in NE Texas. And like I said, temps will be in the low 60s during the day and the high 30s during the night starting tomorrow.

Meanwhile, believe it or not - we have fall colors (that are still on the trees). And when other states are dealing with ice and snow on a regular basis in February, I'll be at the nursery picking out plants for my herb garden. Probably wearing shorts and a t shirt!

We still get cold snaps - and sometimes even some frozen precipitation - occasionally into early March but usually the temps are very pleasant by then. Spring in Texas is fantastic!

But back to this month:

We may get our first frost in a few days. MAY - not will. It's iffy. But the temps will be down in the 30s due to a cold front moving in.

Get back with me in February or March - or heck, even in January when many people across the US are shoveling snow and scraping ice off their windshields on a regular basis.

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