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Old 04-11-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Yeah I think you'll be fine because it's all relative. If you're used to bad heat and humidity, it won't seem so bad here. I remember when I moved to Kyoto, which has the same climate as Raleigh in the summer, my coworkers from Michigan were acting like they were going to literally drop dead in the street from the heat and humidity. Meanwhile myself and my coworker from Georgia were like, "Y'all are crazy, this isn't even that hot."
This reminds me a few years ago someone I worked with had just moved down from northern Ohio over the winter, which was great from their point of view. Then the first day it was 80 and pretty humid and he was complaining about sweating and how hot it was. All I could do is laugh and say just you wait.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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This reminds me a few years ago someone I worked with had just moved down from northern Ohio over the winter, which was great from their point of view. Then the first day it was 80 and pretty humid and he was complaining about sweating and how hot it was. All I could do is laugh and say just you wait.
we get the same here! people move from a frigid snowy waste land and rave about the 70's in january....then april comes!!
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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The Raleigh weather history shows lows in the 60s and 70s during the summer. This looks like it would offer a reprieve from the heat at night and in early morning. Is this accurate?
Not in my opinion. June can be ok some days, it just depends on Mother Nature. But July, August and the beginning of September are miserable, IMO. The air is so thick, it's difficult to inhale. The evening "cool off" isn't really a cool off - and I don't recall 60 degree evenings here. Maybe mid to high 70s on a good night, but thick/solid air. The combination of heat and humidity is extremely oppressive, IMO. I hate summers in NC, but spring, fall and winter make up for it.
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Williston, VT
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generic, but very informative. If you wouldn't mind me eventually asking some questions please accept my "friend request" here on C-D.

I can only think of two questions really. Where there any big surprises moving there (taxes, culture, shopping, etc.), and besides friends families and Filly B's what do you miss most of Az?


I can't wait for rain!
Accepted! Some of the biggest surprises have come from cars. Speeding tickets go through lawyers and no traffic school. You register your car and license plate then a few months later you get a tax bill for your car. Also while you can get a discount for having your car and house insurance from the same company it has to be done differently here than it was in az.

I find shopping here to be great though Tucsons shopping scene isn't as huge as Phoenix so my comparison may not br the best reference. I did move out to a more rural area in Johnston county so not having a grocery store or shopping center within 5 -10 minutes took some getting used to.

Aside from friends, family and food I miss the mountains and the university, huge wildcats fans! I also miss seeing brightly painted low riders.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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ha! I walk outside in the morning here after being in my air conditioned house and immediately start swearing. Anything has got to be an improvement over this!
Swearing or sweating? or both?? lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Swearing or sweating? or both?? lol
swearing! I go into full on gremlin mode....

usually goes like "aw %@#$ its so $%^&ing hawt! who the $%#@ thought a $%#&ing city in the %#$#ing desert was a good #$% %*@$ idea!"

Then i get my second foot out the door and the sweating starts


edit: I often compare the summer here to winter in the north east. I spend all my time outdoors shuffling from conditioned space to conditioned space with my head down.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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We are thinking of a move from Phoenix as well...this is a great thread. I have lived in FL before and the humidity wasn't too awful. I am assuming it is similar to that..could be wrong. My husband, on the other hand, has never lived anywhere but the desert, but I think he knows what he is getting into...hmm...
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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We came from New Orleans and found the humidity OK.

However, the humidity makes it feel better at 100 in Vegas than 80 in Raleigh.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I like it when I go out to pick up the morning paper at dawn and the driveway is still hot on my feet from the day before.
Now, that there is a summertime experience!
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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Personally, I think the difference between our summers and less humid ones can be best felt when you either a) try to dry off after being in the pool or ocean or b) try to dry clothes out on a line. Notice how I used the word "try" at the begining of both of those statements? Yeah, that's because neither are really easy or quick. Drying off after getting out of a pool takes a good toweling because air drying aint gonna happen any time soon and clothes on a line can take aaaalllll day even in the sun because the air is almost as moist as the clothes!!

I've lived here all my life and wouldn't have it any other way but it's something for the newbs to think about
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