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Old 09-17-2008, 03:20 AM
 
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I just want to ask what other Austinites feel about the regular weather there. I like the sounds of Austin but I wont move there if the weather is real sticky and hot and humid so.. Would some say Austin even has stickier weather than FL? Dallas and Houston seem bad.
Portland is my choice personally because of transit + cooler weather most of the yr. What do some y'all think?
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:53 AM
 
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Austin is less humid than Fl and Houston, and probably similar to DFW area.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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If you enjoy/prefer Portland weather you will not like the weather here.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Yes, if you like Portland weather then Austin weather is not for you. Think 100 days a year over 90, maybe 40 days over 100. Nearly 300 sunny days a year. Its not swamp-humid like Houston and Florida (or parts of the midwest in August) and its not bone-dry hot like Phoenix but it is plenty hot most of the time. November can be fall-like but December can be beautiful -- sunny and in the 70s. Anything between late April and mid-October can feel like full on summer and there's no real relief from the heat June-July-August.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:32 AM
 
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Austin is HOT. Sounds to me like you might as well stay in Portland.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Hi meltinjohn... have seen you a lot in the Portland forum so it's interesting to see you here

Anyway, Austin is nowhere remotely as humid as Florida (nothing is for that matter), and it's a lot drier than Houston and Dallas in my opinion. We get humid days but the summers here are pretty dry for the most part. It is hot as hell in the summer, though. I also prefer the type of weather found in Portland and the Austin summers are miserable for me.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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I just want to ask what other Austinites feel about the regular weather there. I like the sounds of Austin but I wont move there if the weather is real sticky and hot and humid so.. Would some say Austin even has stickier weather than FL? Dallas and Houston seem bad.
Portland is my choice personally because of transit + cooler weather most of the yr. What do some y'all think?
The weather is horrible, the humidity is unbearable, and unless you're accustomed to it, you'll me absolutely miserable. My strong suggestion for anyone looking to move here from anywhere, is not to. The weather is so much better everywhere except Texas. Not only that but in Texas we like to rob the blind and kick puppies for fun.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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Yes, if you like Portland weather then Austin weather is not for you. Think 100 days a year over 90, maybe 40 days over 100. Nearly 300 sunny days a year. Its not swamp-humid like Houston and Florida (or parts of the midwest in August) and its not bone-dry hot like Phoenix but it is plenty hot most of the time. November can be fall-like but December can be beautiful -- sunny and in the 70s. Anything between late April and mid-October can feel like full on summer and there's no real relief from the heat June-July-August.
The average number of days over 100 is nine (this year was the one of the worst on record, though). Not 40. It is not hot "most of the time". From mid October through April, it is mild to cool. You're right about summer, though. No relief from the heat. In a normal year, we would have plenty of rain (about the same average precip as Minneapolis or Chicago). This year is one of the worst droughts in the city's history.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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Hi meltinjohn... have seen you a lot in the Portland forum so it's interesting to see you here

Anyway, Austin is nowhere remotely as humid as Florida (nothing is for that matter), and it's a lot drier than Houston and Dallas in my opinion. We get humid days but the summers here are pretty dry for the most part. It is hot as hell in the summer, though. I also prefer the type of weather found in Portland and the Austin summers are miserable for me.
This summer has been unusual. Nice low humidities even though it's been hot. In a normal summer, most days are uncomfortably humid. Based on long term averages, we are not drier than Dallas. We're defnitely less humid than Houston, though.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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I was just thinking,,,,do you think it's possible that in a one year time period in central Texas one might be able to experience every weather phenomenon on earth? It might be possible!
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