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Old 08-23-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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in case any of yall felt this summer was hot
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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The combination of heat and humidity is killing me. How do y'all deal with it?
To add to the list others wrote:
1. Wear cotton, linen, or silk and less polyester nylon types
2. Any kind of body powder is your friend. Spread it all over.
3. Hydrate. Drink lots of water.
4. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun.
5. I also think having your A/C a little higher than normal helps with stepping outside and adjusting. We keep our house at 78 with ceiling fans going. Of course we have all the bells and whistles on energy efficiency.
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Old 08-23-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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I was just looking at actuals for August '18 and the lows for Dallas were lower.
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Old 08-24-2018, 06:40 PM
 
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To add to the list others wrote:
1. Wear cotton, linen, or silk and less polyester nylon types
2. Any kind of body powder is your friend. Spread it all over.
3. Hydrate. Drink lots of water.
4. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun.
5. I also think having your A/C a little higher than normal helps with stepping outside and adjusting. We keep our house at 78 with ceiling fans going. Of course we have all the bells and whistles on energy efficiency.
You are a brave man (I assume) with that 78 degrees...
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:08 AM
 
Location: lake charles
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I was just looking at actuals for August '18 and the lows for Dallas were lower.
i know, but i was talking about the 30 yr average, which has dallas summer lows as warmer
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: 30461
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To me it was never the heat on any one given day. It was the relentlessness of it all.

When the LOW temp for the day is like 78 - combined with humidity - it can mean A/C runs 24/7.

For months.

Months in which there is really NO pleasant time to go take a stroll.

None.

Decided to retire in Virginia and put up with a little winter in exchange for a lot less summer. Low tonight will be ~56. And we have had ZERO days this month where the low temp was over 70. For all but one day in August so far, the LOW in Houston has been between 76 and 80.

If you take a peek at the monthly records you will find that often Dallas had a higher HIGH but a lower LOW.
https://www.wunderground.com/calenda...CJ/date/2018-8

Lol. You aren't kidding! Even Orlando Florida has cooler weather than Houston in August:
https://www.wunderground.com/calenda...RL/date/2018-8
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:37 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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Lol. You aren't kidding! Even Orlando Florida has cooler weather than Houston in August:
im sure the lower amount of urban heat island helps orlando with that. and also the jetstream.

Last edited by Steeped; 08-25-2018 at 10:45 PM..
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:41 PM
 
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I was just looking at actuals for August '18 and the lows for Dallas were lower.

Yep. Dallas has lower humidity, typically. Less humid air heats more easily during the day but cools more quickly after dark, like in the desert.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yep. Dallas has lower humidity, typically. Less humid air heats more easily during the day but cools more quickly after dark, like in the desert.
Just got back home in Austin from visiting family in Alabama. It's a little cooler than where I now live, but couldn't stand the humidity in AL. It stays humid after dark. I personally don't care how hot it gets. Humidity is what drives me crazy.
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:46 PM
 
Location: lake charles
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cmon, lets not act like dallas and austin arent humid, lol
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