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Old 12-22-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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How is the summertime humidity here?
Compare to SoCal (v. low) and East Coast (high).
Does the offshore winds from the water make it low, Or does all the water here make it high?
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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I find it to be normal and pleasant. Seattle has the best summer weather I've ever encountered. My summer experience includes LA, NYC, Boston, Atlanta, Knoxville, and Chicago among others.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Seattle is normally warm but not humid in the summer. We had some humid days this past summer, but that's not typical.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We're from the SF Bay Area originally, and after 20 years here the summer can't be beat. This past summer was the first with any humidity and nothing like the south. Very little summer wind, and it doesn't get hot enough to cause that much evaporation from the lakes and rivers, usually 85F or less.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Issaquah WA
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It's a different planet than the SE. none of the suffocating wet blanket variety. the only downside to summer here is that many places don't have AC and so you can end up hot hot hot here and there
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:46 AM
 
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Really no humidity. Seattle has probably the most pleasant summers anywhere in the U.S.
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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As other have said, summers here tend to be rather dry, kind of short, and not that hot. Except for exceptionally hot days it generally cools down substantially during the night, even to the point of "sweatshirt weather" at times.

Not many residences have air conditioning.

That said it can get hot... occasionally into the 90s and even, rarely, above 100. It never lasts that long, though.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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This is just the best news ever...cannot wait to move and not have frizzy hair 10 months out of the year......Seattle here we come......
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Old 12-24-2013, 05:37 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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This is just the best news ever...cannot wait to move and not have frizzy hair 10 months out of the year......Seattle here we come......
??? Your hair stays put even if it's cold moisture? Lucky you. Most of the women here, including me, have pretty frizzy and poofy hair 10 MONTHS out of the year due to all the mist. The summer is really the only time my hair can stay straight. I've given up on blowdrying and flatironing my hair because of it.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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As a person who really dislikes humidity,i can tell you i am really disappointed with the lehigh valley region of pennsylvania.it is slightly better than northern new jersey,but it still is not very
pleasant if you are like me and humidity really bothers you.i don't care about winter,but summer is a season to enjoy which you will have a hard time here. You still have to practically daily run fans or the a/c.maybe the poconos have less humidity,but here i hope autumn comes very soon and even then i have been told it can get humid during the fall.ugh!
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