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Old 05-21-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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RI is too cold, but that's just a whiny rant!

Barrows, Alaska = Now that's cold....
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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I am hoping to move to RI soon. I put in for a good job in Providence, so please wish me luck.

Personally, I like the cold. I like snow. I like gray overcast days with precipitation.

I'm far more curious about how hot and humid RI gets in the summer months. I really do NOT like heat and humidity. I used to live in Oklahoma (unfortunately) and the summers are just not fit for humans.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:56 PM
 
Location: RI dreaming of Florida
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I am hoping to move to RI soon. I put in for a good job in Providence, so please wish me luck.

Personally, I like the cold. I like snow. I like gray overcast days with precipitation.

I'm far more curious about how hot and humid RI gets in the summer months. I really do NOT like heat and humidity. I used to live in Oklahoma (unfortunately) and the summers are just not fit for humans.

As I recall (it's been 25+ years) OK summers were hot but not humid (It's a dry heat comes to mind)

We get pretty humid up there's always a week or two every summer that are really miserable, especially without central air.

If you like gray overcast skies and precipitation, you'll like it here.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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Right now it's beautiful blue skies and 83 degrees- hotter tomorrow at about 90. Heat lasts here for a few months and it can get humid but usually cools off at night and is often more pleasant down at the shore.

I'm looking forward to some clam cakes and chowder and a breeze off the water........
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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As I recall (it's been 25+ years) OK summers were hot but not humid (It's a dry heat comes to mind)

We get pretty humid up there's always a week or two every summer that are really miserable, especially without central air.

If you like gray overcast skies and precipitation, you'll like it here.
Oh man, I don't know where you were in Oklahoma, but the years I was there it sure wasn't a dry heat. I lived in both the Tulsa and OKC areas. Last summer I was there we had three weeks of 100-110 degree days with 98% humidity and not a single breeze or drop of rain. It's just brain-baking. Can't breathe, allergens are killer, everything sticks to you, asphalt temps could reach 140 degrees.

Even at 2 or 3 AM you could go outside and see actual heat waves rising up from the ground.

I lived in Arizona for a couple of years too and it is definitely a more dry, livable heat even though the temps could meet or surpass Oklahoma's.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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Right now it's beautiful blue skies and 83 degrees- hotter tomorrow at about 90. Heat lasts here for a few months and it can get humid but usually cools off at night and is often more pleasant down at the shore.

I'm looking forward to some clam cakes and chowder and a breeze off the water........
Sounds wonderful. 90 is still hotter than I like, but I can definitely handle that, especially if it's not a solid 4+ months of 90 degrees and higher with no rain.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:11 PM
 
Location: southern california
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thank you. that was interesting. have i mentioned that we have no winter here?
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Well, here we are, May 26 in coastal RI. 55dF with about a 5dF wind chill = 50dF

Just another piping hot summer day for you, Rnrboy, huh??? Better get yourself a Del's so you don't just melt into a sweaty puddle on the floor!

BTW, yes I am gonna whine about freezing cold Rhode Island until the day I move out of here....
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Secret Lab
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There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing! Wear a pullover!
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Sure, sure German. Go tell it to the ghost of Sir John Franklin....
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