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Old 08-26-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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cmon, lets not act like dallas and austin arent humid, lol
They do get humid, and I know it can be bad but it's not as bad as other Southeastern states. It's always better than Houston.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Arlington, TX
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I grew up in Chicago, spent 2 years in South Carolina before spending the last 3 years in DFW. The thing about Texas is, yes it gets hot, sure it’s a little more humid in Houston. The part that still gets me is how dang long it stays hot here. Until you get here and live it, it’s hard to explain. It’s a long drag from April to October.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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That is really interesting and I appreciate you posting those links! Trying to make sense of it all - since Texas temps is one of the reasons we migrated to Virginia five years ago!

I did a little survey of the HIGHS and LOWS from June 1 through yesterday (August 26) of this year.

I took a stab a misery temperatures - a HIGH of 98 or higher and/or a LOW of 75 or higher.

For DALLAS - there were 41 days with a high of 98+. There were 62 days with a low of 75+.

For HOUSTON - there were 11 days with a high of 98+. There were 79 days with a low of 75+.

(Dallas had a little stretch where the lows were in the eighties - eek - so that may push up the average even higher than H-town...dunno....)

All in all I guess I am glad to be in Roanoke, VA where we have had zero 98+'s and zero 75+'s this summer.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Houston
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This summer hasn't struck me as particularly bad in terms of temperature, except for that period in late July. The only thing that really seemed worse to me was how it switched so dramatically in May from an overly-chilly April to early summer. We usually get a decent period during the first two-thirds of May where highs are in the mid to upper 80s, and being outside isn't bad if you're shaded.

The best time of day in SE Texas during summer is 5:30 - 8:00 pm, when the sun is on its way to setting and humidity is at its lowest. Of course, as sunset approaches the mosquitoes ramp up...I hate mosquitoes more than the heat and humidity, but fortunately they're not too bad where I currently live.

Also, Houston itself has higher nighttime temperatures due to the heat island effect. You don't have to go far into the rural areas where night time is noticeably cooler.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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I grew up in Chicago, spent 2 years in South Carolina before spending the last 3 years in DFW. The thing about Texas is, yes it gets hot, sure itís a little more humid in Houston. The part that still gets me is how dang long it stays hot here. Until you get here and live it, itís hard to explain. Itís a long drag from April to October.
Yep. 100%
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: lake charles
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This summer hasn't struck me as particularly bad in terms of temperature, except for that period in late July.
yep, years like 2011, 2013, and 2015 were worse when it came to 100 degree days in houston
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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I grew up in Chicago, spent 2 years in South Carolina before spending the last 3 years in DFW. The thing about Texas is, yes it gets hot, sure itís a little more humid in Houston. The part that still gets me is how dang long it stays hot here. Until you get here and live it, itís hard to explain. Itís a long drag from April to October.
Unlike most of the country, we get 4-6 months of perfect weather when everybody else is freezing
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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cmon, lets not act like dallas and austin arent humid, lol

I spent a summer working in Dallas about 30 years ago. Folks I worked with were from all across the US. One lady was from Phoenix. One day, in conversation, she complained about the humidity. I replied, "I've been going around with chapped lips all summer because it's so dry. I'm used to about 90% humidity and here it's around 40%." She said she was used to 10% in Phoenix and was sweltering in Dallas.


I guess that's why they says it's relative humidity.


(OK, I know it's not, but it's good for the anecdote)
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:11 AM
 
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I spent a summer working in Dallas about 30 years ago. Folks I worked with were from all across the US. One lady was from Phoenix. One day, in conversation, she complained about the humidity. I replied, "I've been going around with chapped lips all summer because it's so dry. I'm used to about 90% humidity and here it's around 40%." She said she was used to 10% in Phoenix and was sweltering in Dallas.


I guess that's why they says it's relative humidity.


(OK, I know it's not, but it's good for the anecdote)
Yeah yeah dallas heat is worse than Houston heat. Yall got the poofy clouds and the breeze. I've been to all the hot cities in the summer and Houston is definitely not the worst
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Perfect weather today. Still hot for many folks, but probably the best for my taste.
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