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Old 01-08-2008, 08:28 AM
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Are they dry? I suffer greatly in NYC with dry winter air and then the furnace
heat on top of that...respiratory issue ya know! I know that you guys get a lot of snow correct?


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Old 01-08-2008, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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It won't be any better for you in ME- it's further north and colder. Lower humidity goes with cold, add FHA heat or wood heat and the air dries out even more.

If dry air causes you a problem, moving to ME is not your solution if that is the only reason you would want to move...assuming that *that* is the reason you are asking.

Many people put a kettle of water on the woodstove to steam and add humidity back into the air, or you could get a humidifier.
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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As far as Maine getting a lot of snow, it depends on what area you move to. Along the coast there isn't as much snow as up north in Aroostook County or in the mountains to the west. The winters are cold, which means a lot of time inside with drying heat. Maine winters won't help your asthma/respiratory problems!
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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Turning on the furnace has the same result in Maine as it does in NYC. It's when you go outside is where the diferences is like night vs day.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: IN
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The coastal areas of Maine generally have higher humidity values in the winter compared with the interior areas.
Often you will have winter mornings with humidity values near 100% with occasional fog.
Other times it will be a drier type of cold with stronger winds and much lower humidity values.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I like the idea of a boiling kettle of water on the stove. It will also make it easy to grab a quick cup of hot tea throughout the day!
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod, MA
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I like the idea of a boiling kettle of water on the stove. It will also make it easy to grab a quick cup of hot tea throughout the day!
Or you can throw in some cinnamon sticks and cloves for a festive scented mist.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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The coast doesn't typically get a lot of snow..except for this year. It can get rainy and slushy which is gross, but you get used to it. I always thought northern Maine got inundated with snow until I spoke with a man from Caribou recently. He said, until this December, they haven't had much snow for 10 years.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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maine winters are very dry, with the exception of right now as we are going throug the january thaw, we experienced 53" of snow here in Lubec so far this winter, and we are at the coast, with our next snowstorm shaping up for monday. during storms the humidity rises making things moist, but the winter is overall dry and cold. (our coldest and dryest day so far this year was in the 1st week of this month when the temperature didnt rise above 8 F
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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The air is nice and moist in the Portland area .

I was back in Minneapolis over the Holidays and had a hard time dealing with the extremely dry, cold air. It was quite the contrast compared to Maine.
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