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Old 01-27-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me how bad the humidity is in Huntsville? Do the homes in Alabama have alot of mold and mildew problems because of the humidity?

My husband is about to accept a position there and we'll be moving from California to Huntsville. I know the change in weather will be huge, so I'm a little nervous about it.

I'd really appreciate any info that you might have to share about that area.

Thanks!!
Jessica
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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It can be humid here during the summer but not all year long. You might want to check out a thread about Huntsville from a newcomers eyes. Zennjenn just moved here from CA and shares her thoughts about the area, ppl and the weather.

Post your questions here and we will try to help.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Default Thanks!

Do you know where I can find the post by ZennJen with her thoughts and opinions on the area?

Thanks!
Jessica
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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http://www.city-data.com/forum/hunts...er-s-eyes.html
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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It is very possible that the humidity will be a big shock when you move from California. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in Huntsville and LA. Things do mildew quicker--you have to make sure that you hang things up if they are wet, and you will probably want to run the fan in your bathroom after you take a shower. Basements can get pretty musty. Make sure that you are careful where you store things that you want to be preserved--like photos and papers. You don't want to store nice easily-mildewed things in a basement. You will notice that things will take a lot longer to dry. Your face might break out when you first move, but it will acclimate. Some people are really bothered by the hot, humid summers. Ninety degrees in Huntsville is much more unpleasant than 90 degrees in the desert. It could be worse--you could be moving to Florida, where the humidity is even higher. As long as you learn to keep things aired out and dry, your stuff should be fine. I think it is an individual thing whether or not you can handle the humid summers. A/C is a beautiful thing. I always loved Alabama summers, but I spent a lot of time in the pool or at the river.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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I came from FL so it isn't that bad to me, but it is hot humid or not during the summer. I find it weird it gets hotter around 4 pm unlike FL where it is hot from early morning
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses! I also have a doll collection and I hope that I can keep them dry enough so they don't mildew. Anyone out there have a collection of anything that they take extra precautions to preserve?

Jessica
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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I responded to your other post but really, an AC is a must here IMO. AC reduces humidity as well as cooling. I think your dolls will be fine if kept indoors.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
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I also came from Florida recently. I don't have any experience with the summer in Huntsville - but right now I am fighting the lack of humidity. It has been a long time since I've had to fight dry skin, static in my hair and in the laundry.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:03 PM
 
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Funny, I get up in the morning and my hair looks like I stuck my finger in a socket. I haven't had problems with the laundry since I use dryer sheets, but I do have to water my violets more than once a week.
My favorite thing is walking to the car or into a store and getting shocked.
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