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Old 07-23-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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newenglandgirl, I would suggest maybe looking into eastern TN. It's not as hot as other parts of the state since you have the beautiful Smokey Mountains there and not as much snow as up in new england. You will get a lot more for your money and southern hospitality. I know it's down here after having lived on Long Island most of my life, then CT for 10 years before moving to TN.
Thanks, Barb. I'll be here for a few years and then off to see...???

I do not know Tenn at all. One thing that I really want to steer clear of is tornados and any potential for flooding (rivers and small creeks that can get nasty during storms).

Can you suggest some specific small towns that I might visit when I can? I think others on this thread may be interested as well!

 
Old 07-23-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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July 23---It is very hot and humid in New England today as most folks here know. I decided to do a little comparison of heat/humidity in places I considered living. The temp here at 3:30 pm is 93 degrees with 40% humidity. It's not any better along the Maine coast from bottom to top, and it's appreciably worse in the South, as one might suspect. Wilmington NC--arghh! Ann Arbor MI--68% humidity! The only place that would be more bearable would probably be the Denver area West to CA. Denver's hot today, 93--but a humidity level of only 22%. I don't understand "dew point levels."

So anyone looking to avoid summer heat AND humidity had better head West to Denver or states west of CO.

And, Brightdoglover, I eat my hat (or crow, or whatever, for claiming the humidity in these parts isn't so bad!)

Anyone else have reports?
 
Old 07-23-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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So anyone looking to avoid summer heat AND humidity had better head West to Denver or states west of CO
You can go even farther West to the Pacific Northwest and find low heat and humidity. We have been having an unusually cool summer in the 70's and below. It's been just a touch more humid than usual but that's because we have had rain which is not typical for this time of year.

It's warming up this weekend. It will be in the high 80's and dry but then back down to the 70's next week. We have had a very tolerable summer so far especially in light of the huge heat waves other parts of the country are experiencing.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Where I live, currently 90 degrees, 24% humidity

Where I plan on retiring (NE Arizona), currently 86 degrees, 19% humidity with a chance of thunderstorms
 
Old 07-23-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Currently 86 degrees with 62% humidity in NE Tennessee (Tri-Cities). The humidity was 48% earlier in the day. Thunderstorms forcasted for this evening. I can see the storm clouds forming over Bay's mountain. Low tonight 71 degrees.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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1:50 pm -- 102 and 15% humidity in Henderson, NV. It's gorgeous outside if you stay in the shade.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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It's 101 in Austin with a heat index ("feels like") of 105. It has been 100, plus or minus 2 degrees, every day for many weeks.
 
Old 07-23-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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You can go even farther West to the Pacific Northwest and find low heat and humidity. We have been having an unusually cool summer in the 70's and below. It's been just a touch more humid than usual but that's because we have had rain which is not typical for this time of year.

It's warming up this weekend. It will be in the high 80's and dry but then back down to the 70's next week. We have had a very tolerable summer so far especially in light of the huge heat waves other parts of the country are experiencing.
Wow, one good reason to live in Portland!
 
Old 07-23-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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It's 101 in Austin with a heat index ("feels like") of 105. It has been 100, plus or minus 2 degrees, every day for many weeks.
Yikes. But I would imagine you have low humidity?
 
Old 07-23-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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It's a *dry* heat. ;-) I just checked again -- up to 104 with a 'wind chill' of 104 and a heat index of 108.
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