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Old 06-29-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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I have a bunch of family in AZ, they finally got to come to KY to visit and was ribbing me they'd be happy to get to cooler temps as it was 110-120 in the valley (Phoenix) and it was only in the mid to upper 90's here in WKY ... They flew in and got off the plane in Paducah and about melted and died as they were instantly soaked with sweat. As that day was about 98-100 and the humidity was 80%+ ... they have never made a "it's hotter out here in AZ" comment to me again. I now they know why I never sweat when I'm out there, it's just not that hot.

So you you want no humidity go to AZ.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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guess humidity isnt for everybody and dry heat isnt for everybody because me personally would rather be here in KY with the humidity than the dry heat and AZ gets HELLA HOT been there numerous of times and there is times i refused to go outside your shoes melt to the pavement its so hot have not found it to be so miserable here in KY yet but as before maybe I'm more tolerable to humidity then dry heat .. never experienced humidity either til I moved to KY. you get humidity in Utah but very minimal.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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My husband is from Detroit, Michigan and he said that it is humid all summer, even that far north! I think that summer is hot and muggy everywhere!!
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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I'm a little nervous to move to Kentucky because I have NEVER even been anywhere that humid...save for the Oregon coast, and that wasn't too bad but I don't think it's the same as the South. Something about ocean breezes or the lack thereof? I don't know. Utah and Idaho are pretty dry and that's what I'm most familiar with. Is there such a thing as humidity sickness? I know that when it gets even a little bit humid here in Utah I just feel...ugh. Like I'm in the middle of a nasty stomach flu or something, and dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated... But we're driving across the country to Lexington in 6 weeks, so like it or not I'm going to have to deal with it!
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I'm a Northern California transplant to Kentucky for about 16 years now. I had never felt any humidity until I moved here. It is a shock at first, but you learn to do the same thing you do on hot days in California (or Oregon, or Arizona or Texas), we use our air conditioners and try and do any physical labor in the mornings during the summer months.

If the humidity is all you're worried about, you'll get a little sticky, but I bet you'll be happier than a pig in mud once you move here. You can't beat this state's friendliness, hospitality, or beauty, IMHO.

Hope you absolutely love it here, and good luck with your trip!
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