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Old 07-16-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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If it's 80 with 80 percent humidity it sucks far worse than 105 than 20 percent humidity. I can vouch for that. Mowing the lawn in 80 degree weather with 70/80 percent humidity absolutely sucks. I've mowed my lawn in 100 degree heat with a slight breeze and had no problem.

My wife also says that in NJ, the 80 degree heat sucks far worse than 100 degree heat in Texas.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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If it's 80 with 80 percent humidity it sucks far worse than 105 than 20 percent humidity. I can vouch for that. Mowing the lawn in 80 degree weather with 70/80 percent humidity absolutely sucks. I've mowed my lawn in 100 degree heat with a slight breeze and had no problem.

My wife also says that in NJ, the 80 degree heat sucks far worse than 100 degree heat in Texas.
She's right, Syn. When Anna left Dallas Saturday, it was about 105. When she arrived in NJ it was about 84. Yet, she said she was more uncomfortable there than Texas. That humidity sucks big time.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I just checked weatherunderground. It's nearly 97 here now, supposed to hit 103. But the humidity is 45%. STL is only 78 degrees, but the humidity is 92%. I like this better. I don't much enjoy feeling like I'm breathing water.
I will never forget the trip to Florida in September even if it was years ago. I have no idea how hot it was. It was just plain *wet*. Moving got you soaked and the car had steam coming off of it. (not to mention the giant bugs). I never want to see that kind of mess again. The humidity here is just a tad more than in the inland areas of socal, but not enough to notice. When you add air pollution to 30 percent humidity and 105 you really compound it. Its not just the humidity but what else is in the air.

And this cool down... geesh, first blast of wind blew open my front door, which was not shoved close (it sticks, funky installation) and for a few miinutes had a missing dog, and it was... exciting. But some places you don't have any cooldowns. I'd much rather take the heat and humidity here over where I lived in California... At least it won't last into October.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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It's funny to hear the humidity comparisons. I have friends from Houston who are constantly saying it's so dry here. I also have friends from Denver who think it's deathly humid. It really just varies day to day.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I lived South of Houston for a short time (Ft, Bend Co) and couldn't stand it
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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It's funny to hear the humidity comparisons. I have friends from Houston who are constantly saying it's so dry here. I also have friends from Denver who think it's deathly humid. It really just varies day to day.
Las Vegas is considered the 2nd driest city in the country. I've seen humidity levels as low as 3% here. Every year you live in the desert here makes your body increasingly sensitive to humidity. I know what they're talking about now as I've know scratched off any summer vacation destination with humidity, and heat.

Phoenix and Tuscson gets more humidity than Las Vegas and I can tell the difference when I go down there. Vegas gets an average of 4 inches of precip. a year, 7-8 for Phoenix and 11 for Tucson. There's the difference.

Now after reading these posts on OK in summer, I'll put Oklahoma on my summer destination list. 20-40% humidity I think I can handle. But then, what if it rains some night when I get there? Will I be able to breathe the next couple of days?

The Deep South or EAst Coast in summer? They'd be scraping me off the sidewalk somewhere!
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Las Vegas is considered the 2nd driest city in the country. I've seen humidity levels as low as 3% here. Every year you live in the desert here makes your body increasingly sensitive to humidity. I know what they're talking about now as I've know scratched off any summer vacation destination with humidity, and heat.

Phoenix and Tuscson gets more humidity than Las Vegas and I can tell the difference when I go down there. Vegas gets an average of 4 inches of precip. a year, 7-8 for Phoenix and 11 for Tucson. There's the difference.

Now after reading these posts on OK in summer, I'll put Oklahoma on my summer destination list. 20-40% humidity I think I can handle. But then, what if it rains some night when I get there? Will I be able to breathe the next couple of days?

The Deep South or EAst Coast in summer? They'd be scraping me off the sidewalk somewhere!
If it rains in the summer in OK, the temp goes way down - relatively speaking, anyway.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Update on the cat: I hear his owner outside calling for him... she's been at it off and on for a little while now. Since I've been here, this is the first time she's called to him. All I can hope is that someone else, like in one of the houses nearby, felt bad and took him in and that's why she can't find him.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Update on the cat: I hear his owner outside calling for him... she's been at it off and on for a little while now. Since I've been here, this is the first time she's called to him. All I can hope is that someone else, like in one of the houses nearby, felt bad and took him in and that's why she can't find him.
I hope so. Anyone who would treat any animal that way doesn't deserve to have one.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I hope so. Anyone who would treat any animal that way doesn't deserve to have one.
I second that!
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