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Old 04-26-2020, 07:18 AM
 
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We are considering relocating to Iowa but hate humid hot weather. Currently live with hot humid summer weather and we want to get away from it.
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Old 04-26-2020, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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We are considering relocating to Iowa but hate humid hot weather. Currently live with hot humid summer weather and we want to get away from it.
Moving to Iowa isn't going to get you away from hot, humid summer weather. There's a reason Iowa is known for it's corn. This is called "Corn Weather". The high humidity is only for a couple months though (this isn't Louisiana or Mississippi).

If you want to get away from the really humid summer weather, you need to transition from farm country to ranch country. Western NE, SD, ND or eastern CO, WY, and MT. It can get hot during the summer in these states too, but the humidity level drops off considerably.
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I'd have to pretty much agree with jmgg above. My family moved from Kansas to west central Iowa when I was barely a teen and never left, but after Nam I moved around awhile until I finally landed in NE Wyoming in my mid-20s. That was 50 years ago. Elevation is the big thing. It gives you both cooler and drier air. My parents used to make their visits in August, when it was so terribly hot in Iowa. They'd visit us in NE Wyoming/Black Hills, then continue on to Yellowstone and Idaho and usually to Colorado before heading back to the oven-like temps of Iowa.
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Old 04-28-2020, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Marquette, Mich
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I lived in Iowa City once for a couple years and in Sioux City for a stretch. Both were miserably hot & humid. Of course, I grew up in northern Michigan, so ymmv.
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Old 04-28-2020, 03:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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No, you have to be much further north to escape heat and humidity in the summer. The immediate West Coast areas come to mind, parts of coastal Alaska, some portions of the Upper Midwest near the Great Lakes, or Down East coastal Maine.
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Old 04-28-2020, 08:32 PM
 
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Iowa will not let you escape humidity. I'm from the midwest (IA/IL/WI) and humidity in the summer is the way it goes. Fewer months of humidity than you'd get in some southern states, but still very humid. You'll want to go west for less humidity. West coast, southwest, inland western states would all give you less humidity. if you like the seasons (without humidity) and want a lower cost of living, there's some lovely areas in the mountains of AZ and NM. But they are not even close to being Iowa.
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Old 05-04-2020, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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No, you have to be much further north to escape heat and humidity in the summer. The immediate West Coast areas come to mind, parts of coastal Alaska, some portions of the Upper Midwest near the Great Lakes, or Down East coastal Maine.
Some of you folks have apparently never been to higher elevations in the summer -- Wyoming, Montana, western Colorado, etc. But the question as asked just about makes me laugh. I suppose if I had to say what Iowa town has the best summer weather it would be one of the towns around lake country in NW Iowa. But that's a stretch.
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:20 PM
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Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I grew up in Iowa, and with no a/c. I remember trying to sleep during August nights... not much fun.

I've lived mostly in Colorado and Arizona for the past 30 years, so I've gotten used to dry and sunny living. I will say, however, that the times I've gone back to Iowa to visit in the summer it's been nicer than I expected. I was there last July for a wedding and it was very pleasant. Probably some luck in play, but still...
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Old 05-04-2020, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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I grew up in Iowa, and with no a/c. I remember trying to sleep during August nights... not much fun.

I've lived mostly in Colorado and Arizona for the past 30 years, so I've gotten used to dry and sunny living. I will say, however, that the times I've gone back to Iowa to visit in the summer it's been nicer than I expected. I was there last July for a wedding and it was very pleasant. Probably some luck in play, but still...


Last summer was pretty darn nice with a lot of low-humidity days. I’m hoping this is a trend that continues this summer.
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