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Old 08-19-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Soon To Be Philly
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Default Help.......:-( Dealing with Texas heat!!!

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.........
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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There are outdoor events in the summer - usually in the cooler evening hours. Actual temperatures seldom reach 100, but it can feel that hot thanks to the humidity. Stay indoors or take it easy during the hottest midday hours, and dress appropriately (light natural fabrics, wear a hat). I have no problem being outdoors in Houston during the summer, but I stay in the shade, drink plenty of water, and I'm one of those people who would rather be too hot than too cold. The first summer might be hard, but you will acclimate if you let yourself.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: 77059
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Well right now it's 75 and rainy, which is a relief considering it has been dry this summer.

Yes, over 100 is rare but continuous mid-90s for 3 straight months is the norm, and a week-long string of 98-99 in there is very common. The heat index will always be 100-105, with 110+ happening sometimes.

The two options you have are deal with it the best you can (swimming pool, thin cotton clothes, morning or evening-only activities, etc) or shut yourself into your house and crank the AC nonstop.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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Quick! Jump in a margarita and drink a swimming pool!
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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It's been great for three days. 78-ish.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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We don't deal with it. We complain abut it constantly.

Stay where you are.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Hmm..lets see there is thing called AC that helps alot. If im not in the AC I stay hydarated..and oh there is something called water where you dip your body to stay cool.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The house on the hill
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Hey The Hitman,

There are summer events, but the great thing about Houston is that those same events can be held pretty much all year long. So when all your midwest buddies are out dealing with yet another snow storm, you can be outdoors in your shorts enjoying an event.

Your gas/electric bill will go way down in the winter and way up in the summer, so they cancel each other out as far as benefits go.

~K~
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, 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!
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Quick! Jump in a margarita and drink a swimming pool!
LOL - sounds like you already have
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