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Old 09-02-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Lee's Summit MO
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Wife and I are both fair skinned and before we move to the SA area I would like to know how long do you run your AC .Here in Kc metroplex from mid june to mid sept. WE keep our home at abt 76 deg. Is the summer heat oppressive? ,How does one go about doing outdoor activities ?.I like to bicycle from about mid april to Nov. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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My ac usage drops off around late Oct and my gas usage (heater) increases around the same time according to my CPS bill. I see people bicycling here year around.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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February 1st to February 28th.

But serious, Azure110 is about right.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Lee's Summit MO
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Thanks azure. When does the cooling season begin May??
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I usually run my AC from April through the end of October.

Actually, the only months I usually need the heater are some parts of December, Jan and Feb. The rest of the time I leave the thermostat set to AC and it runs if it needs to.

You can ride a bike here year round. In the hottest months (June, July and August) early mornings or evenings are best for bike rides. There might be three or four days a year when it's too cold for riding. There's no need to pack the bike away for winter and then spend a month in the spring getting used to it again though.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Default Blazing Heat,

For a Missourian, the heat, would say begins April and last through Oct. It can get very hot in May.
March is not bad for heat and can get actuallyvery cold again if a Canadian blue norther blows in. March begins the planting season for farmers here in south Texas.
October begins the cool down. The climatic temp. lines are not drawn precisely, temps. can vary and it can get hot in November here occasionally just as it can get very cold in March. I guess one could say it can get hot anytime here.
Yes, the summer heat is oppressive here, but not terribly so. If one acclimates. It is tolerable , not like say, Arizona, where it is true desert conditions with temperatures to go with that definition. Summer activities can be done in moderation in the beginning , acclimate yourselves slowly and all will go well. Gradually the body will adjust.
People work out of doors all year long here so it cannot be that bad. Keep yourselves hydrated(key) so that dehydration will not occur , get heat prostration or dehydration or even heatstroke.
Until you become used to it you could get sick, September is still pretty hot in San Antonio.Be wary.
Watch the Fire Ants. That smarts.
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Wife and I are both fair skinned and before we move to the SA area I would like to know how long do you run your AC .Here in Kc metroplex from mid june to mid sept. WE keep our home at abt 76 deg. Is the summer heat oppressive? ,How does one go about doing outdoor activities ?.I like to bicycle from about mid april to Nov. Thanks.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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I have to think real hard to remember a cold Halloween here.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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^^^

Some perspective I have listed out the lows on Halloween.

2010 50
2011 48
2012 54
2013 57
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: East Terrell Hills
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Usually by the middle of October the heat will ease up.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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I'd say if you're really worried about heat, it may not be a good place for you. We tend to not turn our a/c on until as late as possible, unless we're having people over, but that's usually by May.We set ours at 80F most of the time. Our house is 100+ years old, well shaded with excellent air flow, so that helps minimize the need for a/c. Most people I know have it on by March and run it til Nov.


As for "cold" Halloweens, usually we're looking for costumes for our kids that will not make them sweat - light, airy kind of costumes. It may cool down overnight by 3am, but at 7pm trick or treating, it's still been quite warm. I don't recall any Halloween since I've had kids where they needed something to keep warm while trick or treating. Quite the opposite, we must remember to bring water to drink because they sweat so much in the heat.

http://weather-warehouse.com/Weather...X_October.html Highs/Lows for October.
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