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Old 08-01-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Question Is Dallas normally hotter than Austin or San Antonio?

Over the last decade, is Dallas normally hotter than Austin or San Antonio?
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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I think in the summer it usually is, but it's also usually slightly less humid, I think. I've heard that the main reason for the higher temps is the lack of cloudcover in mornings in Dallas vs. the other cities. I don't know how true that is, but that's what I've heard.

Last summer may have been an exception, when S. Texas highs were in the 100's almost every day. Dallas was cooler and wetter, I believe.

In winter, Dallas almost always has lower temps.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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I agree with shoe on this. Last summer in San Antonio we had 59 days over 100 last summer. and they were humid days too
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Over the last decade, is Dallas normally hotter than Austin or San Antonio?

I think it is because of the heat island effect (in the Summer). We have a lot more concrete and glass than those cities, to our detriment.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Yes, North Texas is usually hotter in the Summer & colder in the Winter than Central Texas.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin---------------------------------------------------------------------Dallas-----------------------------------------------------------San Antonio

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Old 08-03-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Hmm-- all hot, all humid with very small variations.

Throw a heat index in there and they're probably all about the same-- flippin' hot, sometimes dangerously hot.

I don't see much point in arguing.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Hmm-- all hot, all humid with very small variations.

Throw a heat index in there and they're probably all about the same-- flippin' hot, sometimes dangerously hot.

I don't see much point in arguing.
agreed, We all live in a hot tamale called Texas
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Taking another look at High Temperatures in these Cities, it appears that Austin is much hotter then Dallas or San Antonio, or even Houston. My wife insisted I add Houston to the mix.

Using Intellicast - Houston Historic Weather Averages in Texas (77061) for weather data.

I looked at the record high temperatures for each city in August. Austin had the highest number of days when the temperatures there exceeded the highs for Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.


High temperatures: Austin - Dallas - San Antonio - Houston

IN August
Austin 11111111111111= 14 days of highest temperature
Dallas 11111 11111 = 10 days of highest temperature
SanAnt 111 = 3
Houston = 0
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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All 3 places are miserable in the summer, but I think San Antonio is slightly more miserable than Dallas because it's more humid. We have family in SA, and I try to plan seeing them outside of the summer months.
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