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Old 01-04-2009, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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It's kinda like a oxymoron - Southern and Not Humid. But like previous posters stated if you get to the SouthWest such as Western Texas it is rather dry all year round. And when you get to the appalachains and smokeys that are higher in elevation NC/TN/VA/WV you get a shorter summer, though it does get hot and humid in the summer still. And when you get north enough WV/KY/VA/MD/DE, the latter 3 prob best categorized as the mid-atlantic, but likewise still a humid summer but certainly a lot shorter.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Today in Louisville it is 83% humidity
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Hi All,

Do you happen to know which Southern state experiences the least number of days of high humidity annually? I've found many charts online that list the "comfort level" during the Summer (Sperlings Best Places is a great source for this info) but I'm wondering if any state has a shorter period of high humidity than others. For example, if Florida is hot and humid 6 months out of the year (as some have said), does Virginia or Tennessee have only 3 months of real heat and humidity and lovely, mostly dry weather the rest of the year? Thank you!
Tennessee normally has a lot of rain. In my opinion, it's hot and humid here (I live in East Tennessee) from the very beginning of June into the end of September/beginning of October (it's not unusual to have 80 degree temps in October). It's even hotter in the Memphis area (West Tennessee).
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Northern Georgia is VERY humid! When I lived near Atlanta is was like being in a sauna in the summer!
Ha Ha how true!
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Did I just hear the words "El Paso" and "nice" used in the same sentence?
Why do you have to bash anywhere that isn't Chicago on every forum?
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Northern Georgia is VERY humid! When I lived near Atlanta is was like being in a sauna in the summer!
No doubt. Atlanta is crazy humid. I lived there for years, but now that I live in the DC area, I have to say that I think DC (and in the adjacent "southern" state of Virginia) has worse humidity. I think being at sea level (as opposed to elevation above 1000' in Atlanta) has something to do with it. Bottom line...there is humidity everywhere you go in the south. Can't escape it.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Most of Texas is classified as in the "Sub-Tropical" zone (either humid or sub-humid), with the exception of far western parts.

The Climate of Texas (http://www.met.tamu.edu/osc/TXclimat.htm - broken link)
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I remember seeing an article showing the most humid areas in the country, and I believe they had St. Louis at the top, followed by Augusta, GA, New Orleans, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Atlanta.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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Lol this is like asking what rust belt city has the best economy. Um whatever the answer is I know for sure that it's not going to be Louisiana, Florida, Texas or Georgia because the summer humidity is awful.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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Cal and West TX/AZ are pretty dry
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