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Old 04-02-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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Hello all,

I know the dallas summers have been talked about a bit. I was hoping someone could compare NY versus Dallas.

How much hotter is Dallas? NY gets pretty hot, maybe it doesn't last as long?

Anyway, please let me know what you guys think?

Thanks
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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According to AAA, NYC's hottest month, July, is 85 in the day and 69 overnight. Dallas's hottest months are a tie, July and August at 95 in the day and 75 overnight.

If you average all three months, summer in NYC is normally 11 degrees cooler in the day and about 7 degrees cooler at night compared to Dallas.

I'd say it's safe to assume that while it may feel a little drier, Dallas will probably seem like it's in a perpetual NYC heat wave normally, with the exceptions of "Dallas heat waves" which push the temps above 105 F.

I'd also assume that afternoons in the low 80's are exceedingly rare mid-summer in Dallas, while they're obviously not unusual in NYC.

Texans, are my assumptions wrong?

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:44 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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They each have their own version of "hot". How the heat is created is one thing and how the area helps to raise the temp or keep it down is another. It is very possible that the high for the day in NYC may actually be lower in temperature than the high in Dallas but the lack of trees and greenspaces in a large urban area can make places like NYC feel even hotter. If you will compare how different it feels on a hot day in NYC if your in Central Park vs out on the streets. There are areas of Dallas that are "all concrete" and it will be much warmer but those areas in size are much smaller than NYC. In Dallas you will not see kids out playing in the fire hydrants as you do in NYC.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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85 in july? No possible way, we are consistently in the 90s.

Not to nitpick but I guess im trying to compare dallas suburbs versus ny suburbs.

Thanks for the replies, any info I can get will be great.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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One thing I remember about TX summers vs when we lived in NJ was that atleast in NJ it cooled off somewhat at night whereas in TX it's still very warm in the evening - so you really don't feel like you get a break from the heat.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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85 in july? No possible way, we are consistently in the 90s.

Not to nitpick but I guess im trying to compare dallas suburbs versus ny suburbs.

Thanks for the replies, any info I can get will be great.
No one has mentioned the humidity factor. That increases the heat index considerably! I have spent the summer in Dallas and I wanted to die! It was 115 with 99% humidity and the evenings weren't much better plus you have those cicada bugs that are the size of small cars and very noisey. I would much rather be in N.Y. At least you have several choices of shores to cool off. Dallas....no.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:55 PM
 
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To CC,

Sorry about that, looks like you are right.

So probably at least 10 degrees warmer I guess.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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No one has mentioned the humidity factor. That increases the heat index considerably! I have spent the summer in Dallas and I wanted to die! It was 115 with 99% humidity and the evenings weren't much better plus you have those cicada bugs that are the size of small cars and very noisey. I would much rather be in N.Y. At least you have several choices of shores to cool off. Dallas....no.
According to the charts on city data there humidity is higher in dallas but not by huge amounts.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Sorry about that, looks like you are right.

So probably at least 10 degrees warmer I guess.
Not a problem.

Our averages can seem odd too. We've had some years where June was in the 80's and 90's practically the entire month. Those are my favorites!

At the same time, we've had Junes where the first 20 days were so chilly the trees were still bare. Weather from the low 50's to mid 60's caused this. Then towards the end of the month it shot up into the 70's and 80's.

Another variance we get in Toronto is those cool, rainy, misearble summers (once in 10 years?) where almost everyday it rains for a few hours, the skies stay gray all day long for weeks on end, the ground stays soggy almost all the time and our highs stay between the low 60's and low 70's most of the time.

Our average is normally 75 F so one could easily mistake it as a time we can count on delightfull weather, while that's true maybe three-quarters of the time, it's still easy for us to have days in the low 50's with nasty cold breezes or dangerously hot days around 100 F with air as thick as soup.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Red face Dallas is hot!

Dallas is hot! And it's humid. I can't believe it wouldn't be hotter than New York in general. However, I also think our winters are probably a lot more tolerable. So it's probably a trade-off!
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