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Old 06-02-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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I'm surprised more people aren't taken by summertime thunderstorms and such, which wouldn't be around if not for the heat. Maybe it's because I grew up in FL so the heat doesn't bother me, but I prefer 90-degree temps. for 3 months out of the year with occasional thunderboomers, over 75 degrees all summer but no rain at all between May and October (like in San Francisco)...that's borrrr-riiiing. One of my favorite summertime "paradise" experiences is sitting on the back porch of a bbq joint on a hot, humid, summer evening eating Carolina chopped pork with collards and mac&cheese and a tall glass of sweet tea, while listening to live bluegrass music, with distant thunderstorms booming and flashing all around.
I love the tstorms too! Problem here is the heat is UNRELENTING for 4 months or so...I never minded a heat wave up north...because I knew relief was on the way.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I will be visiting NC in about one week - roadtrip including western mountain area, central NC, and coast. Not sure what to make out of the early hot and humid season this year. I have never been to NC but I know Singapore which is also hot (usually 90 to 95F) and humid (90 to 100%). Can anybody comment - is it similar in NC right now? Thanx
It's actually right on time for hot and humid. We just finished with what I could probably call the best spring season I've ever seen in 53 years. Literally, from April 1 to the end of May we had some incredible weather. Granted there were a couple pf chilly days and some stormy weather thrown in for good measure. But the majority of days were clear and warm with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. I thought I was living in San Diego for a while there. Now it's time for 3 months of HHH. Hazy, Hot and Humid. And then it's back to beautiful weather for a few months before winter sets in.
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