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Old 12-04-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Is it hard to get acclimated to a more humid area? How long did it take you to get used to the higher humidity level in summer? I currently live in Wisconsin, and want to retire somewhere with much warmer winters. We have been thinking about out west, but also states with higher humidity like Tennessee, northern Alabama, Arkansas, northern Georgia and Florida. I don't know if I could take high humidity all summer. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Houston
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the best way to cope with the humidity is to stay indoors.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Gee thanks. I never thought of that .
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Humidity is good for your complexion!
Yeah, some days we just stay indoors.
But other days are wonderful! And it's generally NOT humid in the winter. At least it's that way in north Alabama.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Buy lots and lots of bug spray.

Really though, the bugs are the biggest problem with the humidity.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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My family moved down to Georiga 18 years ago from New Hampshire and I never got used to it! Temps. close in the upper 90's to over 100 in the summer that feel like 120 and you sweat like crazy! Gives me headaches quite a bit.
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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Is it hard to get acclimated to a more humid area? How long did it take you to get used to the higher humidity level in summer? I currently live in Wisconsin, and want to retire somewhere with much warmer winters. We have been thinking about out west, but also states with higher humidity like Tennessee, northern Alabama, Arkansas, northern Georgia and Florida. I don't know if I could take high humidity all summer. Thanks.
Tennessee, Georgia, N.C., Virginia and others have mountains, and the elevation softens the humidity. The piedmont areas and the foothills tend to be less humid.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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Grab a margarita and head to the swimming pool, duh!
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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YES ITS VERY HARD...at first.

You dont really get used to it. But you learn to accept that there's nothing you can do about it.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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There's plenty of ways southerners deal with the humidity.

Drink plenty of Natural Light. Embrace the bugs and the sweat. Go jump in the lake, go to the beach, sit in a deer stand, do some yard work, go to a football game and get loud, sweaty, and drunk on bourbon. etc.

I will say, though, if you want warm winters, you need to move to Florida. They have a tropical climate, particularly around Miami. The rest of the south has a subtropical climate; that means that the high-elevation areas notwithstanding, Mississippi, Georgia, SC, Alabama, Louisiana, etc. are slightly hotter than Florida in the summertime, and much colder in the wintertime.

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