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Old 07-24-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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When I loved in Southern CA, they used to claim the weather was "humid" once in a while, but they don't know "real" humidity. It was NEVER humid to me. And they never had bugs. I lived a mile from the ocean and was ALWAYS chilly at night, even in July. You could never go out without a sweater. I didn't need A/C in my condo. Well, maybe a couple times I wished I had it. And winters -- never went lower than the 40's. I could never wear my wool suits. It was really just ideal. I better shut up before I talk myself into moving back again.

Also, I was in Palm Springs in July one time. It was about 110 with low humidity. I'd heard a lot about this "oh, it's a dry heat" concept. Well, the dry heat didn't feel like a sauna but it did feel like a blast furnace. I also found myself constantly parched and thirsty from the lack of moisture in the air. I guess, given a choice, I'd take the dry heat, but it was still pretty stinkin' hot.
No, I don't know real humidity, but after living almost 60 years in 15-25% humidity ... those 2 to 3 weeks in summer when rain storms roll through the desert are hard to take. I feel like I'm breathing water.

I visited North Carolina once - that was enough to convince me I have to stay in a low humidity area. Like under 30%

I'm a Weather Wimp.

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Old 07-24-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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3:15 pm, south Florida...92.5 feels like 111
 
Old 07-24-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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Sarasota presently 92, according to charts feels like 92, and 59% humidity. Feels like 78 or so on patio.

Let me add that yesterday, you could barely breath it was so hot out, thankful for the rain that cooled things down.

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Old 07-24-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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It's hot, with no end in sight.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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UGH!!! Austin!!
 
Old 07-24-2011, 04:24 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Madison, WI better cool down. I'm there in 2 weeks.

I HATE THE HUMIDITY.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Madison is humid today, but nothing like last week, when we hit 99 degrees, and gosh knows what humidity. Today the air is very thick, the humidity is 72 % and the dewpoint is 73
 
Old 07-24-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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When my Mom moved to FL in '97, I went down with her to settle her in. It was late Sept. Oyyy, it was still hot and humid. We went to the beach (Gulf of Mexico) and you couldn't last in the sun for more than a few minutes without getting in the water. But the water was hot, too. So yes, the hot/humid season does last through Aug. and even Sept. The thing is, every location is going to have some unpleasant weather at some point. I guess it boils down to what condition bothers you the most. For me -- I don't like hot/humid, but at least I can escape into the A/C. The cold weather, however, causes me pain in my extremities, even when I'm in my heated living room. This might ultimately affect my decision of where to live out the remainder of my "golden years", however many that may be.
 
Old 07-24-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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The thing is, every location is going to have some unpleasant weather at some point. I guess it boils down to what condition bothers you the most. For me -- I don't like hot/humid, but at least I can escape into the A/C. The cold weather, however, causes me pain in my extremities, even when I'm in my heated living room. This might ultimately affect my decision of where to live out the remainder of my "golden years", however many that may be.
This is true, it is individual. My dad hated the heat! He could have lived in Northern Canada. He was a big burly man.

Me, I get cold when winter starts in December, I'm seriously cold all the time. We keep our heat low to save money.... I HATE IT!!! I don't feel warm until I feel the warm sun again... in June.
 
Old 07-25-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Scotland(Robert Burns Country)
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South west Scotland at 1.10pm a balmy 64 degrees with 45% humidity. I have not posted in ages as I am still undecided whether to go back to northern California where my only daughter and grandchild lives or to somewhere like Maine that reminds me so much of where I was born. I do so enjoy all the posts and so envy the people who have finally decided on somewhere. Heart says move to where at least I am in the same country as my daughter and grandson but head warns me about leaving the safety net of the social services like the NHS which even with its flaws ensures medical care without taking a huge chunk out of ones budget. My own mother chose not to move to California when my daughter was born almost 29 years ago--a decision at the time I was hurt and frustrated with but now I am about the same age I understand the dilemma she faced. How do other people handle this dilemma as time is definately not standing still and a major move can be daunting.
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