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Old 05-26-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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I was in Seattle this weekend, (Fri, Sat, Sun) and I nearly passed out on Saturday. Friday we drove up from Vancouver, WA (just north of Portland, OR) and it was cold and rainy so I thought it was going to be cold and rainy for the entire trip, but I was wrong. Well, I didn't pack for sunny, warm weather. So I wore long pants and a short-sleeved shirt. Which isn't toooooooooooooooo bad, but I wished for my shorts!

But...it was more than sunny and warm, it was oppressively humid. The combination of nearly-80-degree heat with humidity wiped me out to the point where I was dizzy, light-headed, could not concentrate, and nearly passed out.

I have known issues with heat and humidity--mostly humidity--but combine them together and I cannot even function.

How do you retain your energy in humid 80 degree heat? It felt like my makeup was melting off my face, and like I was sweating insanely, but really it was the moisture collecting all over my body. It just feltso terrible! Oh and my hair--which is normally full of body--was limp like a dead thing, just hanging there on my head. It was miserable. How does a woman cope with the humid 80 degree heat??
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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When I first moved here, I complained about how humid it was, but was told by a lot of folks on this board, that they don't find it humid at all. Go figure.

V. =)
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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I was dizzy, light-headed, could not concentrate, and nearly passed out. moisture collecting all over my body. It just feltso terrible!
Seriously sounds as though you were experiencing food poisoning, or an anxiety attack, or a reaction to a drug, not a reaction to weather.
You're clearly from someplace in Arizona or Nevada or New Mexico, correct? Folks who live in cooler areas tend to collapse in your unbearable weather, so it's all relative, isn't it?

Oh - we don't wear much makeup here and we don't do fussy hair -- too superficial.

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Old 05-26-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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Wow, if you thought this weekend was hot and humid you better never go to the Southeast. I suspect an August day in Atlanta would probably kill you.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Cosmic Consciousness
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Wow, if you thought this weekend was hot and humid you better never go to the Southeast. I suspect an August day in Atlanta would probably kill you.
Yes, and in NYC in summer!!
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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Seriously sounds as though you were experiencing food poisoning, or an anxiety attack, or a reaction to a drug, not a reaction to weather.
You're clearly from someplace in Arizona or Nevada or New Mexico, correct? Folks who live in cooler areas tend to collapse in your unbearable weather, so it's all relative, isn't it?

Oh - we don't wear much makeup here and we don't do fussy hair -- too superficial.
What is wrong with you????
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I was in Seattle this weekend, (Fri, Sat, Sun) and I nearly passed out on Saturday. Friday we drove up from Vancouver, WA (just north of Portland, OR) and it was cold and rainy so I thought it was going to be cold and rainy for the entire trip, but I was wrong. Well, I didn't pack for sunny, warm weather. So I wore long pants and a short-sleeved shirt. Which isn't toooooooooooooooo bad, but I wished for my shorts!

But...it was more than sunny and warm, it was oppressively humid. The combination of nearly-80-degree heat with humidity wiped me out to the point where I was dizzy, light-headed, could not concentrate, and nearly passed out.

I have known issues with heat and humidity--mostly humidity--but combine them together and I cannot even function.

How do you retain your energy in humid 80 degree heat? It felt like my makeup was melting off my face, and like I was sweating insanely, but really it was the moisture collecting all over my body. It just feltso terrible! Oh and my hair--which is normally full of body--was limp like a dead thing, just hanging there on my head. It was miserable. How does a woman cope with the humid 80 degree heat??
I was raised in the heat and humidity of the east coast. There most definitely is humidity in these regions of the Northwest. I hear it all the time from natives it is not, but it most certainly is. The reason you had the discomfort to the extent that you did is. The climate here is up and down continually, and your body cannot adjust. Warm and then cool to cold, abit of sun then clouds and wet. It takes an extreme toll on your body, and from living here I wonder if it does not affect peoples moods here. I have been here almost 3 years now and I can't take this climate and a few other things. Its pretty here but Im leaving July 09. Im not sure there is a way to cope with it, other than the usual dress in layers. Good Luck.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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I was raised in the heat and humidity of the east coast. There most definitely is humidity in these regions of the Northwest. I hear it all the time from natives it is not, but it most certainly is. The reason you had the discomfort to the extent that you did is. The climate here is up and down continually, and your body cannot adjust. Warm and then cool to cold, abit of sun then clouds and wet. It takes an extreme toll on your body, and from living here I wonder if it does not affect peoples moods here. I have been here almost 3 years now and I can't take this climate and a few other things. Its pretty here but Im leaving July 09. Im not sure there is a way to cope with it, other than the usual dress in layers. Good Luck.
Yes, the Northwest can be humid...the difference is that we rarely have a combination of heat and humidity...
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:02 AM
 
Location: WA
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Many cosmetic companies make a lightweight foundation. The one I use can withstand 90 degree temps.
Also, if you're feeling faint, you're probably not hydrating yourself.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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WAIT??? It was humid this weekend??? I swear I don't feel whatever you people feel in humidty when it's warm - I can feel it when it's cold because it makes the air bite right through my clothes - but Saturday and Sunday were beautiful - and not uncomfortable at all!!

And how do I live through 80 degree heat? What?? Is that opressive or something??? It's perfect weather.
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