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Old 08-28-2008, 01:17 AM
 
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Hi

I am wondering if there is tons of humidity in this region? I am originally from CA (SF Bay Area) where there is no humidity at all besides morning fog. It never gets hot. I moved to Upstate NY for a year (Liverpool near Syracuse) and just about died in the sweltering humidity. I had to plant myself in front of fans and the A/C. I have asthma pretty bad so it didn't help.

I moved back out west to CO which the altitude is severely affecting my health and lungs. CA is in current economic collapse, fires, droughts, etc... So I was considering moving back East. I was wondering how Albany compared with Upstate NY. Is there any relief? I know it's further from the great lakes.

I also have a son who is 2 so needing good preschools and elementary schools will be a must for the future as well.

Also how long does a typical humid season last in Albany?
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:37 AM
 
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I think Albany gets less moisture than Syracuse which might mean a little less humidity.

I remember last year being more hot and humid than this summer, which has been really nice except for a couple of small heat waves.

One thing I noticed is that when it gets hot around here, it brings humidity. The opposite is true in places like CO, when it gets hot there the air dries out.

Where in CO where you?
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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Hi

I am wondering if there is tons of humidity in this region? I am originally from CA (SF Bay Area) where there is no humidity at all besides morning fog. It never gets hot. I moved to Upstate NY for a year (Liverpool near Syracuse) and just about died in the sweltering humidity. I had to plant myself in front of fans and the A/C. I have asthma pretty bad so it didn't help.

I moved back out west to CO which the altitude is severely affecting my health and lungs. CA is in current economic collapse, fires, droughts, etc... So I was considering moving back East. I was wondering how Albany compared with Upstate NY. Is there any relief? I know it's further from the great lakes.

I also have a son who is 2 so needing good preschools and elementary schools will be a must for the future as well.

Also how long does a typical humid season last in Albany?
The entire east coast is humid compared to Colorado, which is very dry. You might be better in some of the valley areas of Virginia and North Carolina, but it still won't be like Colorado. Maybe you should be looking for a more low lying desert area like Arizona or Utah? Their elevations aren't quite as high as much of Colorado.

I live on LI, and our dew point is at 47 right now..it feels gorgeous and dry out right now, very mild for summer in NY. Most of the time we're up in the high 50's and 60's, and sometimes even 70's, which are almost tropical. Sticky, hazy, and you sweat once the temperature goes over 80.

The dew point in boulder right now: 43. It's like that most of the time.
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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The entire East and even the Midwest like Chicago, Cinncinnati, St. Louis are all humid in the summer and there is no escaping it. However, the real problem is when heat combines with humidity so you should look at the number of average days in the summer where the average high is above 80. If it is above 80 and high humidity it will be uncomfortable. With Albany you are probably looking at about 75 days are so in that range which isn't awful. Atlanta probably about about 175 of those days and Orlando Florida about 300 of those days. The flip side is that you will have harsher winters as a trade off. IMO Colorado has the best climate in the country so you will be making some tradeoff. I think the Northeast has a ton to offer in terms of history, great people, 4 season climate and proximity to big cities.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Old Forge, NY
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Someone mentioned the whole mid-west is humid. I'm from Nebraska and if you get as far east as Lincoln/Omaha, you might was well be on the east coast in terms of humidity.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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IMO Colorado has the best climate in the country so you will be making some tradeoff. I think the Northeast has a ton to offer in terms of history, great people, 4 season climate and proximity to big cities.
I'd have to counter by saying San Diego has the best climate, but if you actually want a change of seasons but not brutal extremes, Colorado is great.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:56 AM
 
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The entire East and even the Midwest like Chicago, Cinncinnati, St. Louis are all humid in the summer and there is no escaping it. However, the real problem is when heat combines with humidity so you should look at the number of average days in the summer where the average high is above 80. If it is above 80 and high humidity it will be uncomfortable. With Albany you are probably looking at about 75 days are so in that range which isn't awful. Atlanta probably about about 175 of those days and Orlando Florida about 300 of those days. The flip side is that you will have harsher winters as a trade off. IMO Colorado has the best climate in the country so you will be making some tradeoff. I think the Northeast has a ton to offer in terms of history, great people, 4 season climate and proximity to big cities.
Upstate NY (Saratoga area) humidity is no where near as high as NJ. The few oppressive days we had were bearable with the winds. I hate the humidity and only felt it a few days this summer.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Who said anything about NJ???
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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Who said anything about NJ???
It was a comparison as the humidity is high in NJ, especially at the shore.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I've lived in "diego ,Colorado and Albany,I'd say Albany has he best, most invigorating climate by far.4seasons as they should be + the people are more 4 real.
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