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Old 08-31-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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So I stepped out on the balconey of our apartment and for the first time since we got here I wasn't slapped in the face by stiffling humidity. Is this just a teaser and the heat will be back tomorrow or will there start to be a gradual cool down? It actually feels pleasant outside.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I think it'll cool down this week but will be in the 80s this weekend. There's nothing in the 90s being forecast though. Where are you from? I thought this was a fairly pleasant summer. Although I have heard that for those from a dryer climate a humid 85 degree day is worse than a dry 100 degree day. Having grown up in Georgia (which has even higher humidity) I wouldn't know what dry heat felt like.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Today is unusually cool for the last day in August, but this is the time of year when things generally become more pleasant. I think tonight may even be in the 50's. Basically, this is what most days in October feel like around here. Fall is definitely my favorite season in DC.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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I think it'll cool down this week but will be in the 80s this weekend. There's nothing in the 90s being forecast though. Where are you from? I thought this was a fairly pleasant summer. Although I have heard that for those from a dryer climate a humid 85 degree day is worse than a dry 100 degree day. Having grown up in Georgia (which has even higher humidity) I wouldn't know what dry heat felt like.

I am originally from S Texas where the humidity and high temperatures combined do make NOVA humidity a walk in the park, but 9 yrs ago I moved to S New Mexico and it totally changed my abilities to deal with humidity. My hubby says I am a crybaby since I am used to much worse. With the heat index week before last my Mom said it was 114 in my hometown. I think it was actually about 94 but throw humidity in there and it made it much worse. URGHHHHHHHH
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Old 08-31-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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I think it'll cool down this week but will be in the 80s this weekend. There's nothing in the 90s being forecast though. Where are you from? I thought this was a fairly pleasant summer. Although I have heard that for those from a dryer climate a humid 85 degree day is worse than a dry 100 degree day. Having grown up in Georgia (which has even higher humidity) I wouldn't know what dry heat felt like.
Dry heat = wonderful. The sun is hot, but the shade is fairly nice and you don't get "hit in the face". When I studied abroad in Spain for a summer it got up to 112 a few times, but I hardly noticed. That's pretty impressive, considering that our building wasn't air conditioned and I walked everywhere. It wasn't until later when I looked up the Celsius conversions that I realized how hot it actually was.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Dry heat = wonderful. The sun is hot, but the shade is fairly nice and you don't get "hit in the face". When I studied abroad in Spain for a summer it got up to 112 a few times, but I hardly noticed. That's pretty impressive, considering that our building wasn't air conditioned and I walked everywhere. It wasn't until later when I looked up the Celsius conversions that I realized how hot it actually was.

that is the good thing about the dry heat even if it is over 100 when you are in the shade it doesn't feel like it. Of course when we left NM 3 wks ago it was our monsoon season so the humidity was alittle higher than normal.
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I think it'll cool down this week but will be in the 80s this weekend. There's nothing in the 90s being forecast though. Where are you from? I thought this was a fairly pleasant summer.
I thought so too. We seemed to have very few hot and humid days this summer. Through July, my son's a.m. swim team practices were quite cool. Today is definitely nice, but I do want to get one more weekend in at the pool.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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I thought so too. We seemed to have very few hot and humid days this summer. Through July, my son's a.m. swim team practices were quite cool. Today is definitely nice, but I do want to get one more weekend in at the pool.

Yeah, this is my 4th summer in the area and by far the most pleasant. Humidity wasn't too bad for the most part and we had plenty of sunshine. It hasn't rained much since the beginning of July if you think about it.

As far as today, it's an anomaly. The temperature today felt more like October then late August/September as another poster pointed out.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'm loving the weather now Never fear heat lovers - we generally get back to some dog day again in Sept. and sometimes Oct.
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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It will get hot again, but this is what it's like in fall. And I agree, too - this summer has not been too bad with the heat and humidity.
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