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Old 11-28-2006, 10:19 PM
 
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We having been considering relocating from CA to San Antonio when we retire. We love the weather here in Cali. and realize we won't have that if we move. But tell me what its really like most of the time.
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:53 AM
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The weather in San Antonio is crazy. It's true what they say, though. "If you don't like the weather, stick around a few minutes, it'll change." I've been here so long that I am used to it now--some mornings in the fall/winter, it's cold enough for a jacket and a sweater when you leave for work, and by 10am you wish you'd worn shorts. The humidity is always high--if you have curly hair, it is going to get curlier. It snowed once here in recent history--I think in 1985, so we may be due for some! Rain, you say? Well, after 8 or nine months of rain dances, the weather gods try to make it up to us--so much rain the city practically shuts down! In a nutshell, it's either hot and dry (well, no rain but lots of humidity) or it's downright freezing from the Canadian winds we get thru here--there's one coming thru this Thursday, so we will be COLD!! And then there are a few glorious days sprinkled throughout the year that are truly magnificent. Few and far between, but they make life worth living!

You need a good central AC at home. Your car's AC will stay on most days. You'll want a pool, or to at least live in a neighborhood that has one. Keep your sweaters in a nice storage container, for those few days a year you'll need them.

I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Very humid. For about nine months of the year it can feel like a blanket on you that you can never shake off, and most people don't like it. I'm one of the weird ones that like it, and I prefer it to the dry air in CA that contributed to cool evenings there. Our summer evenings are quite balmy to say the least. Sapphire covered winter pretty well too.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:41 AM
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San Antonio does get humid but it also depends on where exactly you live. If you opt to live closer to or even in the hill country like in suburban Boerne or even a bit further out, then you're much higher in elevation and it tends to be a bit drier and cooler, even on summer nights. It can easily be up to 10 degrees cooler at night and also cooler in the winter meaning you'll see a better chance of ice/snow then those further south in San Antonio proper. Elevations in the hill country to the north and west of San Antonio can exceed 2000 feet while the city itself ranges from about 600-900 feet, climbing gradually as you move further out.

The last big snowstorm was one of those 100 year storms. January of 1985...more than 13 inches of snow recorded at the airport while other areas had upwards of 15 inches. It hung around for almost a week!!
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Default Humidity in San Antonio

Personally, I would have to say the humidity in San Antonio is tolerable. I lived on Okinawa (Japan) for 4 years. It is a very small island with 100% humidity all the time. We had to use heating rods in the closet to keep out the mold. My boss, from Mississippi, says it is nothing here compared to there, so once again it is tolerable here and A/C does help.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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I lived in St Loius for awhile and it's not nearly that bad. I also lived in the Washington DC area for 6 years and it's worse in DC. It's not nearly as bad as Florida, that's for sure. I was born and raised in San Diego, right on the ocean so I know great weather and this is not San Diego weather. That being said this past summer in SD where it was all kinds of hot and humid is pretty much how it is out here. The up side is that we all have a/c out here whereas in San Diego we did not. It sucked!
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Manitou Springs
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It is pretty humid...so it all depends on if you're someone who likes this type of tropical weather. I personally am not crazy about it...on really humid days I can break out into a sweat on my forehead by just walking from my front door to my car.

I still have my a/c on today but luckily a cold front is blowing in tomorrow.

The humidity makes outdoor activities less than fun, at least for me....but once again it all depends on if you like this type of hot weather.

I agree what 940 said about the Hill Country...plus it is very pretty out there...
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We having been considering relocating from CA to San Antonio when we retire. We love the weather here in Cali. and realize we won't have that if we move. But tell me what its really like most of the time.
I was born in England and we lived in Maryland and Florida before moving to SA. Humidity is nothing.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Ever take a shower, step out and drip in sweat, ever felt like you could cut the humidity with a knife? Thats San Antonio.
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Old 01-04-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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It's not easy to get used to, but it does make for much warmer evenings than on the West Coast. Humidity is pretty relentless during the summer.
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