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Old 03-10-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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Both cities are very hot in the summer ...
That's a myth. It rarely gets above 115 degrees F in Las Vegas or 120 degrees F in Phoenix.

But to your question, Las Vegas is typically about 5 degrees F cooler in the summertime.

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Old 03-10-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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I would hate both places.
People seem either to love them or hate them with few in-between. Very much a bi-modal distribution.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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Vegas. Doesn't get the coiling monsoonal rains of Phoenix as much. And yes, I have seen summer thunderstorms in coastal Louisiana and they cool things off a lot.
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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Vegas. Doesn't get the coiling monsoonal rains of Phoenix as much. And yes, I have seen summer thunderstorms in coastal Louisiana and they cool things off a lot.
That is simply untrue. The heat index in Phoenix is often 10 or 12 degrees higher than in Las Vegas. And even in the height of the monsoon the Phoenix temperature is the same or a few degrees hotter than LV.

You might get a little relief in the rain...but the vast majority of the time it is simply humidity not rain.

And do not consider it minor. 25 or 30% RH at 105 is painful.

And in the case of both the heat index in Dallas is higher than that in either much of the summer. So do we consider Dallas less livable in the summer in comparison to LV and Phoenix?
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Phoenix is more humid in the summer. Vegas baby Vegas!
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:51 PM
 
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And in the case of both the heat index in Dallas is higher than that in either much of the summer.
Nope, wrong.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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Nope, wrong.
see...

http://www.city-data.com/forum/52995351-post705.html

And elsewhere in that thread.
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Old Today, 10:52 AM
 
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You know what city's worse than both Phoenix and Vegas heat? The Cochella Valley. Palm Springs gets just as hot, if not hotter, than Phoenix on average, doesn't cool off at night any more than Phoenix does, and gets far less rain than either Las Vegas or Phoenix during the summer. Most of that monsoonal moisture in Palm Springs doesn't actually turn into rain, it just sits there as muggy weather.
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Old Today, 11:27 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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And in the case of both the heat index in Dallas is higher than that in either much of the summer. So do we consider Dallas less livable in the summer in comparison to LV and Phoenix?
Absolutely. As long as you have some shade and a breeze, deserts are definitely not the worst places to be in the summer. Give me dry heat over humid heat any day, even if it's 100+.

As to thread topic, Phoenix is obviously worse due to higher dew points.
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Old Today, 01:38 PM
 
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Absolutely. As long as you have some shade and a breeze, deserts are definitely not the worst places to be in the summer. Give me dry heat over humid heat any day, even if it's 100+.

As to thread topic, Phoenix is obviously worse due to higher dew points.
FL is much worse.
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