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Old 08-21-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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Hello everybody, I am thinking of buying beach property on the Texas coast around Corpus.I am also considering Florida.I do not know where in Florida yet lol.I was just in the Corpus area and the heat index was forecast to be as high as 115.Does Florida get that hot in the summer time compared to the Texas coast or is it about the same?I know Florida would get more rain and be more at risk for tropical systems than Corpus.I know i can look up stats online but I would like to hear from people with personal experience.The heat does not really bother me that much but it could be an issue for friends and family that would want to go.Please forgive me if this topic has been hashed out before.Thanks everybody.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Texas, yet Florida is probably more humid. That said, Houston is humid a'la New Orleans from my experiences, so perhaps they really run neck and neck. As a state over all, however, Texas would always post higher temperatures the further west you go, but with less humidity. Still, getting into the 100's for several days each summer would feel awful, I don't care HOW dry it is. Florida rarely, if ever reaches the century mark, especially along the coasts, and there is usually a "sea breeze". Perhaps on the Texas Gulf Coast, as well.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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I lived in Houston for a year and currently live in Tampa. Unfortunately the experiences were separated by 7 years in Boston so it's a little hard to compare but I remeber Houston feeling more stifling witht he humidity, largely because it is farhter inland. Having said that, I think it is over generalizing to comapre the two. If you are literally on the coast in either case it will feel much less humid than farther inland. For example, on a hot and humid day it is liely Galvesgton will geel nicer than Lakeland. I thinkjg it gets hotter faster as you go inland in Texas but again that is based on experience that is separateed by more than a few years in New England. At the end of the day, the temperatures are similar enough out of the two that you should base your decisions on something else (friends, cultural comfort, etc.)
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I've lived in both, currently in Texas on the coast near Galveston and previously in Jacksonville (though that was 10 years ago).

Base your decision on other factors. Any differences in temp and humidity are negligible. It's hot and humid in both.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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I was on the Texas coast last week, the temp was 93 with high humidity and a 103 heat index, but it didnt feel as hot as San Antonio which was 100 with head index of 110.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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The immediate coastal areas of Texas have minimal difference from Florida regarding temperatures/humidity levels. Florida has higher/more frequent summer rainfall than Texas on average, but wind-speeds are actually higher on the Texas coast; in fact, Corpus is one of the windiest cities in the US, along with Galveston:
30 windiest cities in the US | WTOP
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Texas in general has hotter summers, because part of the state is relative dry, and lower humidity allows temperatures to soar.

Florida in general has higher humidity, because it is surrounded by water. Higher humidity raises the heat index, and can make one feel more uncomfortable.

So, it is personal and subjective how one will feel in either state. None of us here can say whether a specific person will be more comfortable in FL or TX. Chances are, both states may be equally uncomfortable.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Hello everybody, I am thinking of buying beach property on the Texas coast around Corpus.I am also considering Florida.I do not know where in Florida yet lol.I was just in the Corpus area and the heat index was forecast to be as high as 115.Does Florida get that hot in the summer time compared to the Texas coast or is it about the same?I know Florida would get more rain and be more at risk for tropical systems than Corpus.I know i can look up stats online but I would like to hear from people with personal experience.The heat does not really bother me that much but it could be an issue for friends and family that would want to go.Please forgive me if this topic has been hashed out before.Thanks everybody.
I was in CC last month. I went for a run, it was unbearable. Like running into a blow dryer.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The differences between Galveston/Texas City and Houston amazes me (but shouldn't). While Houston can get up to 95-100 degree days, Galveston struggles to get above 90 and will rarely touch 95. In fact, on weather.com, Galveston won't even reach the 90s. But they do experience lows that won't get to the 70s too so it's basically a high of 88 and a low of 81. 45 miles up the road is quite different.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The differences between Galveston/Texas City and Houston amazes me (but shouldn't). While Houston can get up to 95-100 degree days, Galveston struggles to get above 90 and will rarely touch 95. In fact, on weather.com, Galveston won't even reach the 90s. But they do experience lows that won't get to the 70s too so it's basically a high of 88 and a low of 81. 45 miles up the road is quite different.
This is something that is absolutely true, and I had no appreciation for it until we moved back here after 15 years away from the Houston area. We live in Galveston County on the water, and is is noticeably more pleasant on the water than in the city of Houston, even in the summer. All that concrete really makes you feel like you're broiling.

For that matter, however, even Houston Summers are a cake walk compared to the 5 years we spent in North Texas. It was brutal.
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