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View Poll Results: Which is better tolerated by you ? Humid heat ( Miami),or dry heat ( Phoenix) ?
Humid heat better ( Miami) 25 46.30%
Dry heat better ( Phoenix) 24 44.44%
Makes no difference to me 5 9.26%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-02-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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It is a matter of personal preference,so let's have your comments...
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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I'd take Miami style humid / "wet" heat every day...over feeling roasted under a relentless sun...
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Miami Heat! (pun intended!) At least with humidity you sweat! I don't enjoy oven baking temps like there is in Phoenix.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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The humidity is killer, but having to apply moisturizer several times a day due to the dryness gets old quick.
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Old 08-02-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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Probably humid. I don't like dry.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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Is it me or has Miami been compared to Phoenix/ Las Vegas too much lateley?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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It is a matter of personal preference,so let's have your comments...

Humidity is nasty as you are all wet all of the time .. and you look like you have permanent "bed head " if you walk outside for any length of time ... dry heat like in Southern California is nice .. especially if the temps do not go above 85 degrees .... but I was in Scotsdale , AZ on business a few weeks ago and it was getting up to 108 in the day with humidity only in the 20% range and in reality as much as I hate high humidity .. the intense furnace like dry heat such as you encounter in Phoenix , Las Vegas or the interior of Southern California can actually be quite dangerous as you dehydrate with out even knowing it ... I was at a Marriott in Scotsdale and was going out for early morning walks i.e. 6:30 am ( when it is actually cool ) but by 9:00 am it was like a furnace .. the hotel personnel constantly warn you about straying to far and implore you to carry water when going out for walks ... by 2:00 pm it was like a furnace and brutal outside ... the hotel would warn people to stay indoors ... excessive dry heat also wears on your skin , lips and eyes ( I looked like a vampire every morning with dry blood shot eyes ) we had other company personnel from the east coast who were not used to the western heat complaining about chapped lips and broken skin due to the dry heat .... in short humidity sucks and I disike it intensely ... but in many respects it is actually good for the skin and not as dangerous as excessive dry heat .
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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I live in Tucson Arizona, which is approx. 200 mi south of Phoenix. I did live in Atlanta for a year, and I have to tell you the humid heat is a lot different than the heat out here. Right now in Aug 2010 imagine 104 degree heat with 50% humidity in Tucson. Phoenix is 10 degrees hotter and has more humidity due to all the man made lakes and golf courses. So which is better?
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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Humidity is definitely good for the skin.
Women in Miami don't need to spend money for hydrating creams & lotions...
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I voted for Miami. Not even a contest for me.

That said, this is a VERY extreme (and somewhat unfair) comparison. Miami's average daily highs in the summer are a good 10 to 15 degrees COOLER than in Phoenix.

All things equal, I think most people will take a dry heat over humidity if the temps are the same.

If you take the peak summer months and look at the average daily highs and lows you get this kind of skewed picture:

Miami High Low
June 87 - 75
July 89 - 76
Aug. 90 - 76
Sept. 88 - 76

Phoenix High - Low
June 104 - 75
July 106 - 82
Aug. 105 - 81
Sept. 99 - 75

By comparison, Pasadena, Calif. has daily summer highs not too different from Miami's. I'd take a (dry) Pasadena summer over a (humid) Miami summer by a LONG shot.

Pasadena High Low
June 84 - 57
July 89 - 61
Aug. 91 - 62
Sept. 88 - 61

Last edited by SoCal35; 08-02-2010 at 07:40 PM..
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