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Old 03-30-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: TX
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This is my first spring in the Houston area, and it seems as if it's a lot more cloudy than I expected. Is this normal? Does it get more sunny in the summer? Are the winters sunny?

Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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We just came out of a 2 month drought! LOL! We've had more sun this spring than ever. Just the past few weeks we've had relief in the form of rain...many of us are super grateful, but it can get old real quick!

We don't really have cloudy "seasons". It's just cloudy when rain is on its way, or if we fall in the midst of a frontal system sweeping through.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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You want sunny??? Wait til the summer!!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
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We'll all be wanting some clouds in August
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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We were just calling this place San Diego.

Enjoy the clouds, we won't get much of a break from Mr. Sun after May 15 for about 5 months
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I logged on today with the same question as OP. My husband and I are moving to the area in June! I know it will be hot and humid by then. I am a little affraid of that...we are coming from Southern Cal, and it is pretty much perfect here today. I am searching out a house with a pool!

What are the thunderstorms like?? I like the sound of that. In So. Cal. we pretty much get no weather change....it gets pretty boring.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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The thunderstorms can be very intense! Sometimes dreary days with light showers all day long (those get old). But thunderstorms can roll in, drench the entire city in about 3 minutes, cause street flooding, have lightening and thunder, and pretty much cause havoc around town traffic wise. Luckily those don't happen too often.
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: TX
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I have heard of the summer heat. I just wanted to make sure the springtime had plenty of sun as well. Coming from Ohio I look forward to the sun!

I have one winter here under my belt, and it seemed like there was a decent amount of sun. Was that a typical winter? Can I expect sun all year?

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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lived, worked and 2 grad degrees in Houston 70-90s - yes I recall lots of spring time clouds in Houston - then sometimes a foggy season. Summers generally sunny with always a chance of afternoon thunderstorms (which usually don't happen). - Actually hotter than Hell in summer. No break in the humidity even after the sun sets. Most folks stay in-doors all summer long!

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This is my first spring in the Houston area, and it seems as if it's a lot more cloudy than I expected. Is this normal? Does it get more sunny in the summer? Are the winters sunny?

Thanks!
Huh? The last few weeks have seemed gloriously sunny to me, but I spent 10 years in the Pacific Northwest so maybe I have a different perception than you.
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