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Old 02-07-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Does anyone know how the summers in SA compare to, let's say, southwest Florida? During the late summer months it can be pretty humid here. Not that I mind cause all one has to do is go inside and within a few minutes they feel better.

I'm just curious cause Weather Underground says the temps in SA are about 10 degrees warmer than Sarasota, FL, but I thought maybe because SA is inland a little that it may be better.

:shrugs:

Thanks,

Chimp
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:58 PM
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During the summer it's between 92-98 degrees on a dailt basis. There are some summers where it doesn't even hit 100, there are some summers where it hits 100 and above 10-20 times during the summer.

Usually when its above 100 the humidity is low so that's a bonus for the heat here.

However, when its in the mid 90s there will be some humidity but nothing on the level as Florida or even Houston.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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This is always a controversial subject. I am no expert and have only been here for two summers so my opinion is somewhat weak. However, in the two summers I have spent in SA, I don't mind the heat at all. The humidity wasn't much like Houston or other Gulf Cities I've been to. They are tough summers, much worse than up north, but if you want to compare them to Glendale, Arizona (annually one of the country's hottest; where the heat is really like an oven) where I just moved from or California where I grew up, I liken them more to CA, but no beach.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:51 PM
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Usually when its above 100 the humidity is low so that's a bonus for the heat here.
Thank you for mentioning that, 210!! I hear all the time how humid it is and that it's over 100 all the time, especially when they talk about SA or the DFW area during the summer. Sure there's humidity, especially in the spring, but by July-Sept. it has lowered considerably. The dry SW winds from the deserts of Mexico have an effect here during that time.

If it climbs to 100 or higher, then it's usually not that humid..in fact, the humidity levels are usually in the 20+ percent range when it does climb over 100 making it actually tolerable IMHO. This is also why the cities in Florida rarely climb to 100 actual temperature (not heat index) b/c of the constant high humidity they deal with there.
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Old 02-07-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Chimpie,

The best way I can describe it is that hot is hot everywhere. One of the major differences between Florida heat and South Texas heat are the lack of breezes we get during the summer on our hottest days. Florida has the advantage of having constant sea breezes, especially the closer you are to the coast. In San Antonio, our worst heat arrives when we are under a strong ridge of high pressure (sinking air) which at many times can produce very little/no wind.

In my opinion, you want to avoid the days we don't get out of the 90s just because then the humidity is awful. It is true that during our 100+ days the humidity is lower, but no one ever said it was comfortable ... lol.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:05 AM
 
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Chimpie,

The best way I can describe it is that hot is hot everywhere. One of the major differences between Florida heat and South Texas heat are the lack of breezes we get during the summer on our hottest days. Florida has the advantage of having constant sea breezes, especially the closer you are to the coast. In San Antonio, our worst heat arrives when we are under a strong ridge of high pressure (sinking air) which at many times can produce very little/no wind.

In my opinion, you want to avoid the days we don't get out of the 90s just because then the humidity is awful. It is true that during our 100+ days the humidity is lower, but no one ever said it was comfortable ... lol.

I second what Anthony said here.

I grew up near Corpus Christi and moved to SA when I was 13. I have also spent a lot of time in Florida as we have family there.

Now first of all I need to be honest and tell you that I HATE the heat... I am one of those who hates it above 75! Even still, the thing I noticed right away, and the thing that makes me near suicidal every summer, is the lack of a breeze. It's SO still and suffocating here compared to FL or the Texas coastal areas.

Sorry, I can't sugar coat the weather situation.... I hate the heat!

I will say though that unless you're poor, it's fine, because you go from your air conditioned house to your air conditioned car to your air conditioned office and stop on the way home at the air conditioned HEB. No big deal. Of course your electricity bills can be a nightmare.... but at least you're cool.

Now being poor in SA is another story entirely in summer. BTDT. I've experienced several summers where we either had no a/c in the car or the house or even both ..... and I don't relish the (now distant, thankfully) memories of red faced, crying toddlers in the carseat in a car where one window wouldn't go down, no a/c, stuck in rush hour traffic (oh yeah, and the engine was overheating too... fun fun).... or the summer me and the boys spent "camped out" in the living room with one window unit running and plastic sheeting separating that room from the rest of the house after the central a/c died and I didn't have $1000 to fix it. That really sucked.

But nah, it's hot, but we deal, as long as we have a/c!
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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whats weather like 13th to 27th sep we are going to san antonio on vacation from liverpool england rgds val
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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Does anyone know how the summers in SA compare to, let's say, southwest Florida? During the late summer months it can be pretty humid here. Not that I mind cause all one has to do is go inside and within a few minutes they feel better.
I moved from Missouri (very humid) and San Antonio seems dry to me.
You get in the shade and everything is fine.

Now, the one thing I've noticed here is that most of the time there's not a cloud in sight.
That makes winter nice, but during the summer is always sunny.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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Chimpie,

The best way I can describe it is that hot is hot everywhere.
I disagree,
in St. Louis I lived on the 1st floor of a 4 story apartment
My apartment was facing East (shade in the afternoon).
One summer afternoon, around 6:00pm, I walked outside to work on something and I swear that as soon as I opened the door I thought "I don't think so"

It was about 95F with 95% humidity in the shade and I didn't want to go out.
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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whats weather like 13th to 27th sep we are going to san antonio on vacation from liverpool england rgds val
You will roast. It'll be like nothing you've felt in GB...but try to have a good time.
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