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Old 06-06-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Will this be the hottest summer ever in Houston?
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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It seems like the debate in this thread is whether Houston is horribly hot or horrendously hot. Either way it's really uncomfortable--enough that you won't spend much time outside. Unless you're Nairobi, lol.
Lol I never said I spend a lot of time outside during summer. I just don't lock myself indoors.

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Will this be the hottest summer ever in Houston?
I doubt it. IIRC, some predictions say that we might see milder temps by season's end.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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So far this year has been good for me. It has not been too uncomfortable to be outside. I am a little worried about what there is to come.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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We need a dome.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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We need a dome.
A Bio-Dome
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:18 PM
 
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Dry heat is extremely comfortable IMO. You have days that are OMG hot around 105 but the heat index is only 93.

Look at Phoenix, AZ right now where the temp is 95 and the heat index is 90.
Ha come to west Texas and see if dry heat is comfortable. I've been here my whole life 23 years and cant wait til day after tomorrow when I head to Houston. 105 with a heat index of 93????!!!! Ummmmmmmm NOOO!! more like 105 with a heat index of 115 with ZERO Cloud cover. Its 95 degrees by 9:30am. and wont cool off by much by midnight. And we're talking April/May. Come get a taste of a West Texas summer. you be running back to the beach your 3rd day.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Ha come to west Texas and see if dry heat is comfortable. I've been here my whole life 23 years and cant wait til day after tomorrow when I head to Houston. 105 with a heat index of 93????!!!! Ummmmmmmm NOOO!! more like 105 with a heat index of 115 with ZERO Cloud cover. Its 95 degrees by 9:30am. and wont cool off by much by midnight. And we're talking April/May. Come get a taste of a West Texas summer. you be running back to the beach your 3rd day.
Dude, it was an exaggeration to prove a point. Hot is hot, yes, but dry weather is more comfortable than humid weather. What part of West Texas are you talking about?

I'm going to assume El Paso -

Your temp range over the next week is between 97-100. I will give you 100.

Your dew point at the hottest part of the day has ranged between 14-32. I will plug both numbers in order to prove my point.

Temp: 100
DP: 14
Heat Index: 94

Temp: 100
DP: 32
Heat Index: 95

If that same temp were in Houston...

Temp: 100
DP: 70
Heat Index: 108

I do welcome you to Houston, though, and hope you enjoy the city.

Heat Index, RH & Dew Point Calculator - InspectUSA.com
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:18 AM
 
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Ha come to west Texas and see if dry heat is comfortable. I've been here my whole life 23 years and cant wait til day after tomorrow when I head to Houston. 105 with a heat index of 93????!!!! Ummmmmmmm NOOO!! more like 105 with a heat index of 115 with ZERO Cloud cover. Its 95 degrees by 9:30am. and wont cool off by much by midnight. And we're talking April/May. Come get a taste of a West Texas summer. you be running back to the beach your 3rd day.

I lived in El Paso for 2+ years and Houston the rest of my life. Give me ELP weather any day of the week. You can get under shade and cool off. Here it don't work unless your inside with AC. At night ELP cools off rather nicely and with it dry, it's as cool as being inside your house. I loved being outside when it got dark because there were zero bugs and it felt perfect. 75-80 at night with 10% humidity or less is damn near perfect weather at night. And when you got up for work before the sun came up you didn't get soaked with humidity and sweat just walking outside.

Now I will give you the sun feels like it's 10 ft away during the day but once I got in the shade is was bearable unlike here.

And you couldn't pay me to get in water at our beach here.

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Old 06-07-2012, 05:53 AM
 
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Sla07, how familiar are you with central South Carolina? Our summers are very comparable to theirs. When I lived in Atlanta, I used to visit a friend in Columbia, and the summers were like cooking in the oven with a huge pan of water. I had no idea that any place in the southeast got as hot as Houston did.
I lived in Columbia for three years. It definitely gets hot but not quite Houston hot.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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Oh please......it gets Hot and Humid.....just like a lot of places......all over the world......but, for some reason, Houston gets a bad rap. Love the......"It got so hot that my steering wheel melted" Urban Legends. This also applies to the "it's so Flat there"........said / written by people in that mountainous area of Manhattan, etc.
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