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Old 08-19-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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If you don't mind the snow where you're living, I would suggest staying where you are as well. The heat is awful and even though I don't live in Houston, Dallas is terrible too. It has high humidity although not as high as Houston.

There were many days this summer with triple digit temperatures, up to 110 which felt hotter adding in the humidity. It's miserable having to stay in most of the summer or just suffocate outside. One can't truly enjoy the outdoors as dangerously hot as it often gets and it makes many people very cranky, I for one.

Drinking margaritas will not keep you cool. They only benefit is they might make you unaware of how terrible the heat truly is because you'll be too inibriated to care.

I've been doing ILNC's freezer trick lately. I can't stand the heat and will often open the freezer to blow some really frigid air on myself.

Fall is truly the best time of the year in Texas, after October, but I'm sure Fall is delightful where you are as well.
Oh yea, don't you just love feeling that cool air on your face!!! I wish I had a walk in freezer!!!
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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Having moved from Chicago to Houston 2 months ago, I must say that Houston is not as hot as I thought it would be. Houston's summer is like late July (the hottest weeks) in Chicago, high around 95-100.

The difference is it gets that hot for only a couple of weeks in Chicago, but it happens all summer in Houston, up until the hurricane season where it started raining more often. I would trade Chicago winter for Houston summer anyday

I heard Dallas is even hotter (105+) and dryer.



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Oh yea, don't you just love feeling that cool air on your face!!! I wish I had a walk in freezer!!!
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: south by midwest
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I heard Dallas is even hotter (105+) and dryer.
It is.

Sweating > dying of heatstroke
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Try dealing with high one teens for 6 consecutive weeks in Las Vegas. We hit 121 last friday. A severe cold front blew in today where we had to endure 104 today. You would not believe how good 104 feels when it is 114-116 every single damn day.

I will take the Houston heat and all the humidity it can throw at me. At least you have Gulf breezes if your close enough. My place on Lake Livingston we get nice cooler breezes off the lake.

Oh but the bugs.....now thats another thread !
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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Well, we just spent three days at the beach and here is the schedule we kept:

AM - 2 hours or so in the Gulf and/or swimming pool
Mid-day - Time inside spent napping, reading, watching movies, or shopping
Early evening - Dinner w/ friends
After dinner for a couple of hours - More time at the beach

It was fabulous!
Topaz...early evening..my absolute FAVORITE time, dining outside, or simply strolling around the town...that balmy subtropical evening feeling..being (temporarily, hopefully) back in No CA..I dream about those evenings....sigh..

BTW, Topaz, I am still supremely jealous you are there already!!!

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Old 08-20-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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I've lived in humid climates all my life. I'm so used to it now that I don't even think about it. Like some others have said, in the mornings and late evening it's cool/comfortable enough, even with the humidity, that I walk/ride my bike for a couple of hours or run errands or whatever. In fact, May isn't too bad at all, for the most part, and June is mostly uncomfortable from about 11:00 am to 5:00 PM. July and August are usually the hardest time of the year.

But again, it depends on the individual. Some people find 85 degrees with 45% humidity unfathomable. So there it is.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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But again, it depends on the individual. Some people find 85 degrees with 45% humidity unfathomable. So there it is.
This is very true, everyone's tolerance of hot and cold is very different. I have zero tolerance for heat. The above temp is too hot for me.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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How in the heck do people deal with the Heat in Houston. I am thinking of moving to Houston or maybe another part of Texas but the only thing i cannot seem to deal with is the heat.

I live in the midwest now and summers a pretty decent. i know in Houston there are long stretches of 100 degree weather. I guess I cannot hang outside anymore.

Does Houston have summer time outdoor evets?

Or do people just stay in the house in the summer time.........
The heat is not that bad. I came from near perfect weather Southern CA (house was about 20 minutes from the beach). It's my first summer here, and I am used to it already. In fact, I don't even turn on the AC when I drive by myself. You can condition yourself to get used to just about anything. Keep saying to yourself, "it ain't that hot." repeatedly. Once this thought is firmly planted in your mind, your body will see what the mind sees. Physical conditioning might work better for some people. Set up a small work out area in the garage or a non-air conditioned room. Work out in this room for 30 minutes a day. Do this for a week and the outside summer temperature will feel like a breeze.

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Old 08-20-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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The heat is not that bad. I came from near perfect weather Southern CA (house was about 20 minutes from the beach). It's my first summer here, and I am used to it already. In fact, I don't even turn on the AC when I drive by myself. You can condition yourself to get used to just about anything.

This is a happy man.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Physical conditioning might work better for some people. Set up a small work out area in the garage or a non-air conditioned room. Work out in this room for 30 minutes a day. Do this for a week and the outside summer temperature will feel like a breeze.
That's a great idea. I've also considered doing one of those hot yoga classes because after you do 90 minutes of that, I bet Houston humidity feels downright moderate.
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