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Old 07-06-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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I feel like I am languishing in a fetid,moist,smelly,swamp. How is phoenix around this time of year? I hope some of you Arizona natives can give your opinion. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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We have had a couple of days with greater than average humidity here, but otherwise, its just heat. I don't think its any better or worse than NYC, cause you can expect some relief in a couple days. Here we will have to wait until late Sept. or early Oct.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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ABSOLUTELY!!!! We came from NJ, the Phoenix weather is a walk in the park compared to the humid NY sumers.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Thanks, The red rock west is looking very tempting right about now!
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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I think it all depends. I lived in NYC and/or the surrounding area for 5 years. I've lived here for 5 years. Strictly speaking of the weather, I prefer NYC area. But my body temps run cold so I guess I can tolerate better -- not sure.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Earlier this week I would've said you might as well stay where you are, with the heat and humidity it reminded me of a fall day (temp wise) in Atlanta.
While the dry heat can be easier to take at some point it's just plain HOT. For me it's when it gets around 108+.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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I moved here from Northern NJ, just across the river from midtown NYC. I think the dry heat here is a lot easier to deal with than heat and humidity, but the UV index makes up the difference. 110 degrees in the shade is no big deal to me, but 110 in the sun is like being inside an oven. Also, summer here is much, much longer.

But it's all worth it once winter comes around.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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It's damn hot in the Phoenix metro. Doesn't matter if there's no humidity because it's still 105.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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It's damn hot in the Phoenix metro. Doesn't matter if there's no humidity because it's still 105.
It does matter, there's this thing you might have heard of called "heat index".
Heat index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:15 AM
 
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We just moved to the Phoenix area from Missouri, and in our opinion, YES, the heat is MUCH more tolerable without the humidity. When we made our house-hunting trip in Phoenix, it was in the upper 90's. When we got back to Missouri, it was in the lower 80's but super humid. It felt much hotter in the Midwest than it had in Phoenix, even though Phoenix was technically about 15 degrees warmer. It still feels hot, of course, but it is not that heavy, sticky, swampy feeling that you get on top of the heat when you have a high humidity level.
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