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Old 03-31-2007, 07:54 PM
Status: "I miss North Carolina" (set 16 minutes ago)
 
Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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Summer is Swimmming time. Sailing off Kemah... Diving to the flower gardens. Entertain in the morning or evening in summer. I sit under the Magnolia tree sipping mint julips , cabernet, or Martini. We do lots of swimming and jacuzzi time. Summer is great! Drink Lots of water and get a neck cooler. It lowers your body temperature.. it works for me when I am gardening... You can get them I think at The high priced gadget shops at the galleria. One has to be clever to live in Texas, if one is not , North Carolina will be more attractive.
Yes I think North Carolina is much more attractive and not just because the weather is better, so is the scenery (at least to me). I have no desire to to sit outside under a tree drinking when it's 110 in the shade, but that's me.
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Old 04-01-2007, 12:43 PM
 
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I have no desire to to sit outside under a tree drinking when it's 110 in the shade, but that's me.
Isn't Houston's all-time record 108 F? I think I also heard the records highs are much cooler as you get closer to the Gulf.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Yes I think North Carolina is much more attractive and not just because the weather is better, so is the scenery (at least to me). I have no desire to to sit outside under a tree drinking when it's 110 in the shade, but that's me.
Last I heard there is no Berlin wall between Tx Border and North Carolina You don't even need a passport. ONe of the benefits of this great country and freedom of choice.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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Isn't Houston's all-time record 108 F? I think I also heard the records highs are much cooler as you get closer to the Gulf.
Actually we have had in the summer 110 and 112 if one is picky about details. I grew up in this city as a kid.. love the smell of freshly cut grass, fishing for crawdads in a rain filled ditch, drinking water from a water hose, swimming, climbing trees, playing on the street with a ball only to holler "CAR~" we move off and get back on to play more and no mosquito bites because we used bug repellant. Life is good in Houston. Note our Friendly smile ---->
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Actually we have had in the summer 110 and 112 if one is picky about details.

I grew up in this city as a kid.. love the smell of freshly cut grass, fishing for crawdads in a rain filled ditch, drinking water from a water hose, swimming, climbing trees, playing on the street with a ball only to holler "CAR~" we move off and get back on to play more and no mosquito bites because we used bug repellant. Life is good in Houston. Note our Friendly smile ---->
How much different does 112 F outdoors feel from 104 F, and how does it literally compare to a sauna?

I didn't mind 104 F too much in Washington D.C. though at the time if I breathed too fast it stung my nose, I REALLY enojoyed 103 F in N.C. with humidities in the 30% range; no stinging whatsoever. I can handle a regular sauna for almost a half-hour, at temps hot enough I can't wear a metal watch or my glasses; if they slide a bit they'd burn my skin.

That does sound nice...
Crawdads are easy to find in rain-filled ditches, even in the city of Houston?
If so I would truly never get bored there.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:38 PM
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Location: Hot-Houston Texas
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How much different does 112 F outdoors feel from 104 F, and how does it literally compare to a sauna?

I didn't mind 104 F too much in Washington D.C. though at the time if I breathed too fast it stung my nose, I REALLY enojoyed 103 F in N.C. with humidities in the 30% range; no stinging whatsoever. I can handle a regular sauna for almost a half-hour, at temps hot enough I can't wear a metal watch or my glasses; if they slide a bit they'd burn my skin.

That does sound nice...
Crawdads are easy to find in rain-filled ditches, even in the city of Houston?
If so I would truly never get bored there.
I think then 112 temp is unbearable because with the humidity, (never forget the difference that makes) it can feel like 116 or worse
Not sure how it compares to a sauna since I avoid those.
You're one of the few that would not have a problem with weather here.
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:49 PM
 
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I think then 112 temp is unbearable because with the humidity, (never forget the difference that makes) it can feel like 116 or worse

Not sure how it compares to a sauna since I avoid those.

You're one of the few that would not have a problem with weather here.
Does anyone know how high the relative humidity can be when it's near 110 F in Houston?

I know it's not like 90%, (literally) because the world record's highest heat index was in Saudi Arabia where I think the actual air temp was probably just under 100 F and the dewpoint was still under 90 F. So what's that, like 60-75% humidity at 100 F for the world record?

Not even to dry off after a swim?

Thanks again, I think...

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:09 PM
Status: "I miss North Carolina" (set 16 minutes ago)
 
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Does anyone know how high the relative humidity can be when it's near 110 F in Houston?

I know it's not like 90%, (literally) because the world record's highest heat index was in Saudi Arabia where I think the actual air temp was probably just under 100 F and the dewpoint was still under 90 F. So what's that, like 60-75% humidity at 100 F for the world record?

Not even to dry off after a swim?

Thanks again.
I can't give and exact number right now but I'll let you know this summer and it wouldn't surprise me if the answer is over 80%.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:13 PM
 
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I can't give and exact number right now but I'll let you know this summer and it wouldn't surprise me if the answer is over 80%.
Doubt it. 110 F at 80% humidity would be like a dewpoint of at least 100 F.
(and probably a humidex close to 200 F; that could probably even kill me in a few hours )

Okay, I just checked the USA Today's heat index chart. It only goes up to 50% humidity for the 110 F degree column, which equals a heat index of 150 F.

I'll be interested in seeing what the actual humidities are like.

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Old 04-12-2007, 10:02 AM
 
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Spring lasts about 2 weeks down here, LOL! After that it just gets continually hotter and hotter. Summer lasts until about October. No snow, sometiems lots of rain. Very rarely to people complain about it being too cold in Houston.
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