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Old 04-13-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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I've never been to LA. "Can't beat the weather" - heard that many times.

I was curious, does it get very humid there? Or is it a dry heat?
Something in-between?

I would take a stab and guess something in between. Because you guys are near the Pacific Ocean. And yet, when people complain about very humid hot weather, I rarely hear LA/Southern California come up as a big humidity state. That's usually reserved for Texas, even where I live (Wisconsin/Minnesota)... places like that.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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It's dry heat. There is rarely humidity. Even when it's at it's worst, it doesn't come close to the Midwest or South.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm from Minnesota and let me tell you, the humidity there is horrible.

LA has about as much humidity as the Twin Cities would in late September. It warms up during the day, cools at night, and never gets "sticky" hot.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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A few uncomfortably humid days a year. In the summer when the Monsoons go too far west.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Thanks guys!
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I've never been to LA. "Can't beat the weather" - heard that many times.

I was curious, does it get very humid there? Or is it a dry heat?
Something in-between?

I would take a stab and guess something in between. Because you guys are near the Pacific Ocean. And yet, when people complain about very humid hot weather, I rarely hear LA/Southern California come up as a big humidity state. That's usually reserved for Texas, even where I live (Wisconsin/Minnesota)... places like that.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and if you are on the coast side of the Santa Monica "mountains", there is virtually no humidity because of the ocean. However, if you cross those hills into San Fernando Valley, Burbank, Pasadena, etc. then the humidity level increases. However, I also lived in Saint Paul, MN, for a number of years and yoyoma02 is quite correct, it is not nearly as humid as the Minnesota summers.

The trick to beating humidity is to stay near the coast. Any coast will do. The further you go away from the ocean, the more humid it will become. Lets face reality here, Minnesota and Wisconsin are a LONG way away from any coast.
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