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Old 10-14-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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In my experience 55 degrees in Houston feels like 45 degrees in a very dry climate.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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I don't know but Phoenix is better in my opinion
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Phoenix I think would have better winters. Huston can get bad weather off of the Gulf when the storms come into Texas during the season.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I like Phoenix, but I like Houston more.

The winters are freakin baller, but you do need a light jacket though, it gets windy and sometimes when a cold front is in, it can get cold. Average days in the year when it snows, just one day. If you can handle one day of a few inches of snow out of 365 you'll do great.

Phoenix's winter is also pretty nice though, its nice being in a city where shoveling snow isn't an everyday norm for those who have to drive.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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The high humidity in Houston seems to make it FEEL colder to me. I think some people call it bone chilling. Yes many days Houston has great winter weather, but when the rain starts falling in the winter or the wind start blowing or if its overcast or when a front comes through and lingers for a few days.

Phoenix might have 10 days that are considered cold and thats it. Other than that its SUNNY with low humidity.

My vote is Phoenix for better winter weather.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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The temperature difference isn't that noticeable between the two in the winter, but Phoenix is generally sunnier and drier than Houston, so I'll go with Phoenix.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not to mention that Houston can get the occasional snow from time to time. You can't go wrong with either, though.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Phx vs Hou

After living in Phoenix for 12 years and now Houston for 3 I would say that it it goes like this....... OK. for the month of October the win goes to Houston because sometimes it is still too hot in Phoenix. Houston can have many, many beautiful (Florida Like) days in October and it rarely rains. In November it is close but the win probably goes to phoenix... November and March are really phoenix best months for weather. These months are great with sunny and comfortably warm days (perfect). December I think goes to Houston because you can have these beautiful 75 degree perfect days (with a little humidity) and go around in shorts while walking along the beach -_- :-) Januatry goes to Phoenix because Houstons weather changes every day in january and it gets cold. phoenix is also too cold in january neither have year round warm weather.
february goes to Phoenix also.

October=Houston

November=Phoenix/Houston tie

December= Houston

january=Phoenix

February=phoenix

march=phoenix
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Since this is about winter climates I have to go with Phoenix. Both Phoenix and Houston are cities in the southern parts of the U.S. though Houston is further south than Phoenix. It is warmer in Phoenix every month of the year compared to Houston and winters are very comfortable with little rainfall and lots of clear sunny days to play golf or other outside sports. Houston is also mild and basically comfortable compared to most U.S. cities but is more likely to get rainfall and even occasional snow though rare. Being on the Gulf Coast makes Houston more humid even during winter while Phoenix rarely experiences high humidity except occasionally during summer.


Winter [Dec, Jan, Feb]

Phoenix: 67-71F
Houston: 63-67F

Monthly Averages for Phoenix, AZ - weather.com

Monthly Averages for Houston, TX - weather.com
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I'm not a fan of either. I love real winters. I'd rather have a minus sign in front of "63-67F" in December - February.
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