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Old 08-23-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm a foreigner currently living in Tokyo. It's so unbearably hot and humid here (May-September temperatures 82-100F with humidity of 70% and more all the time. When it rains, it doesn't get cooler at all). I rarely go outside because I'm from a colder country and I end up sweating like crazy.
I'm going to be moving to the US but have not decided on the city yet. I've been thinking Chicago or Washington...?
Please, tell me which cities/states' humidity is not as bad as Tokyo. This question is of primaru importance to me.
Thank you!
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Old 08-23-2017, 01:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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California and Arizona are not too humid.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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If you mean Washington, D.C., forget about it! I haven't been to Tokyo but I've been to Osaka in the summer, and it was hot and humid there (around 94 F) - just like in Washington, D.C. in the summer. Washington D.C. can hit high 90s and sometimes cross 100 F for a day or two. I feel sticky and sweaty from June (sometimes May) through September.

The western states tend not to be humid and some of them don't get that hot, either (Pacific Northwest, for example). In the western U.S., you walk under a tree into shade and you feel a temperature difference - no so at all in the eastern U.S. in summertime, due to humidity.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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Colorado. The natives don't know the meaning of the word humidity. Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, anything in the mountain west or west would fit your spec.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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You would love Albuquerque's climate. Not too hot, not too cold, very dry. Places like Phoenix are dry, too, but if you don't like sweating, you'd best steer clear of there. It can hit over 120 degrees Farenheit at times, and averages well over 100 degrees for several straight months.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle is one of the most humid cities in the country. Look it up! But then realize all of this humidity occurs from mid-October to mid-March, so it is rarely oppressive. Some say they can feel it during the cool winters, but it really is not significant.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: VB
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If you mean Washington, D.C., forget about it! I haven't been to Tokyo but I've been to Osaka in the summer, and it was hot and humid there (around 94 F) - just like in Washington, D.C. in the summer. Washington D.C. can hit high 90s and sometimes cross 100 F for a day or two. I feel sticky and sweaty from June (sometimes May) through September.

The western states tend not to be humid and some of them don't get that hot, either (Pacific Northwest, for example). In the western U.S., you walk under a tree into shade and you feel a temperature difference - no so at all in the eastern U.S. in summertime, due to humidity.
DC is indeed similar to Osaka, but it would be a step down in humidity compared to Tokyo. It actually gets down near (or below) 50% humidity during the day in DC (rather than staying at 75%+). The US city most similar to Tokyo in humidity is probably New Orleans.

So to answer the original query, most cities in the US do not experience the same levels of summer humidity as Tokyo -- just avoid the south Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. If you specifically want "dry" areas, there have been good suggestions above already.

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Old 08-23-2017, 07:39 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Albuquerque has single digit humidity at times but commonly in the 20s or 30s. It goes higher during monsoon season but still not bad. June temps can hit 100 but with very low humidity it won't seem that hot. The sun can be oppressive so staying in the shade is usually OK...and pleasant with a breeze. After living in ABQ three years I took a summer trip Colorado Springs and broke out in sweat...I'd forgotten what that was like. I'm from the humid Midwest so I love the four season high desert climate.

Chicago and Washington will be humid in summer.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:42 PM
 
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Thank you very much for your suggestions, everyone. I'm looking st the forecast right now and it actually looks like Chicago and Boston are a lot cooler actually than other major cities. Albuquerque's basically in the middle of a desert? And hibesrly speaking I'm more if a big city girl (haven't lived in a city with a population less than 1mln), except for Boston. I don't like New York though.
I've been looking into the west coast as well (my friend lives in Sacramento) but I think it's too hot. And I've visited Phoenix before, honestly speaking, not enough greenery and the heat was overwhelming.
@unbelivee: will look into the stages you mentioned as well! Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Thank you very much for your suggestions, everyone. I'm looking st the forecast right now and it actually looks like Chicago and Boston are a lot cooler actually than other major cities. Albuquerque's basically in the middle of a desert? And hibesrly speaking I'm more if a big city girl (haven't lived in a city with a population less than 1mln), except for Boston. I don't like New York though.
I've been looking into the west coast as well (my friend lives in Sacramento) but I think it's too hot. And I've visited Phoenix before, honestly speaking, not enough greenery and the heat was overwhelming.
@unbelivee: will look into the stages you mentioned as well! Thanks!
Its not too small. The metro has around 1M, but the city limits are weirdly shaped and doesn't include all the neighborhoods it wraps around.

It is pretty deserty in some parts and green in the valley near the river. The city itself is full of trees. Plus there are forests in pretty much any direction, including on the mountains just to the east of the city.

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