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Old 01-02-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: California
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Default Least humid Southern state?

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!
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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West VA, TN, KY, VA.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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Really if you consider these two states southern, the western halves of Tx and Ok would be the least humid as these areas are considered semi-arid, but the summer temps can be on the high side. Maybe not what you're looking for. The nights are comfortable there.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: California
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Lightbulb Southern States

West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona & California all have low humidity.
New Mexico has the best options at affordable prices.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Tunica, Mississippi
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West Tennessee is pretty humid. Western Arkansas isn't awful humidity wise, imo.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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It's not so much which state but which area. The mountains of Tennessee, North Carolina, and Northern Georgia aren't as humid. Kentucky and parts of Texas away from the Gulf coast if those states count.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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In general the South is going to be have high levels of humidity year round. It can subside from time to time with frontal movements but it isn't seasonal.

For the South, I think you should associate length of summer as your starting point followed by elevation. Humidity is less bearable with high temperatures and vice versa.

Personally, I think the dew point is more indicative of comfort levels outside during the summer heat. See human reaction to high dew points:

Dew point - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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The further west the less humid - El Paso Texas is as dry as one could ever hope for - 12 inches of rain most years - nice place too!
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Western Chicagoland
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The further west the less humid - El Paso Texas is as dry as one could ever hope for - 12 inches of rain most years - nice place too!
Did I just hear the words "El Paso" and "nice" used in the same sentence?
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Northern Georgia is VERY humid! When I lived near Atlanta is was like being in a sauna in the summer!
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