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Old 09-27-2011, 04:13 AM
 
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Hi All,
I am seriously considering Austin for a move. One of my criteria for a location is a good amount of sunshine. On all the climate charts I've found, Austin is at 60%, fairly low. In comparison, St. Louis is 66 or 68, Connecticut shore is around the same, Salt Lake City is 72. I am surprised.. Can anyone shed light on this... Is Austin like a southern Seattle? Many thanks!
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:47 AM
 
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Ok I just checked my stats as I was writing them from memory.. St. Louis is 57%, Austin 60%, Salt Lake City 66%, Boston 58%... just to give an idea. Basically I thought it would be sunnier in Austin.. Can anyone give an idea of their experience living there..? I am a warm weather person and don't mind heat tho this summer has been a douzy even here in STL.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:48 AM
 
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Here's me reference page.. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/...pctposrank.txt
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:43 AM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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I don't know about your reference page, but no, Austin is not a cloudy place at all. Sizzling sunshine most of the time. If you want hot, this is the place. It's blazing hot and sunny.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:31 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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On vacation on the east coast in August, "look kids, look at the clouds!' We treated a cloudy day with drizzle like a gift from heaven!

You need to dig into how noaa defines a cloudy day. It is not uncommon to have clouds of some sort in the morning that burn off by 10 am and leave us with a blazing blue sky all day. Or conversely, have a clear morning with clouds rolling in for afternoon storms (that hasn't worked so well this year).
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Even if we are cloudy we still are hot....mostly sunshine around here though.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin is generally overcast first thing every morning then by 08:00 or 09:00 we have clear skies.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Does that page distinguish between partly cloudy and overcast? Partly cloudy days are what you would want living in Austin because you still look up and see blue sky but the floating clouds can occasionally block the sun for a few moments at a time which is ideal. 100% clear skies in the summer are the worst, followed by fully overcast.

It doesn't feel like it is every cloudy in Austin so I'd give a strong "no" to that question. A seattle-esque overcast day is uncommon, I'd say.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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Thanks All! Especially buffettjr, that is along the lines of what I was thinking.. Any other opinions welcome..
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Agree with buffetjr.

Austin is not anything like Seattle weather wise. Usually sunny or partly sunny. Rare to have a week of cloudy or overcast weather, even in winter.
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