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Old 05-23-2009, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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We have NO clue where to relocate. We like Phoenix for the dry heat but hubby likes Texas too. I hate humidity. Where in Texas is it not humid? Anywhere? If it's not humid I bet maybe it will have snowy winters.

Rebecca
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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We have NO clue where to relocate. We like Phoenix for the dry heat but hubby likes Texas too. I hate humidity. Where in Texas is it not humid? Anywhere? If it's not humid I bet maybe it will have snowy winters.

Rebecca
Most of Texas is humid-subtropical, and even where it isn't, there are not many places other than the upper Panhandle where there are truly "snowy winters".

Here is a good map on the general climatic zones:


The Climate of Texas (http://www.met.tamu.edu/osc/TXclimat.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Probably only in far west and extreme north Texas.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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El Paso is very dry.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Really? I've never been to El Paso but I thought it would be humid. Very interesting. Thank you for the info. What are El Paso winters like then? I went to that map Texas Reb thanks.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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El Paso is very dry and has mild winters. Lubbock and Amarillo are semi-arid grassland and it snows every winter, but I wouldn't call them "snowy". Midland-Odessa is sort of in between Lubbock's and El Paso's climate.
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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I'm running a swamp cooler in Hale County, Texas today. Well, I was until we got a rare rain shower this afternoon. If you are not familiar with a swamp cooler, it cools by adding moisture to the air and only works if there the humidity is low. In most years, swamp coolers work well out here on the southern Texas High Plains and right now I am considering removing the refrigerated air that came with this farm house we recently purchased and installing full time water cooling.

I don't like humidity either and that's why I never returned to my childhood home in the Pineywoods of deep east Texas. Now there's some humidity!
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: El Paso
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El paso winters are very mild and normally a light jacket or sweater is all that is needed. It can cool off at night but rarely freezes. I was out cooking on the grill at Christmas. Spring is perfect weather with occasional winds. Summers are what some consider hot with 90+ F days but with no humidity. It's probably some of the best weather you'll find in the nation with the exception of Southern California.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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El paso is not humid at all,and the winters are sunny and mild.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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El Paso's dry--it does get a little chilly in the winter, with snow on the mountains sometimes. Of course, now I live in McAllen where a temp of 60 is considered cold--it does get colder than that in El Paso. Just try it in November without having your swamp coolers changed over, you'll FREEZE!!
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