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Old 02-16-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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If you have experienced both, would you say they are the same , different . Just curious on weather differences between the two cities. Thanks

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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we lived in Houston in the 70s--for about 8 yrs after college but not since the 80s
much more humid than Dallas area
more smog
more rain--not always a good thing--and lately think even Houston has felt effects of drought conditionds in TX

personally while DFW weather is not perfect (Santa Barbara CA is my ideal of perfect weather)
and as long as my AC is working--I would choose DFW
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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We moved from Houston 8 years ago. I expected the weather to be the same and it isnt.

Dallas is warmer, but without the same humidity. I know it isn't the same as the dry-heat of the west, but it is definately dryer than Houston. When we go down to Houston now, I can just feel it when we get out of the car. I never thought I would say this, but I prefer Dallas.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Lived in both places. Dallas has heat that will wear you out. Not a single cloud in the sky. Houston is at least cloudy, and usually gets afternoon showers to cool down, last summer being an exception. Walking to your mailbox in Houston will have you sweating. Dallas gets hotter temperature wise and Houston is more humid. The heat indexes are about the same.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Dallas= 100 degrees for days in a row, no rain between mid June to late Sept

Houston= 95 degrees, 95% humidity
rain shower late morning to mid afternoon that lasts only about 15 minutes, doesn't cool off makes matters worse. I still remember seeing the steam rising from the grass on the golf course
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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Neither has a summer fit for man nor beast. I sweat quicker in Houston, I dont like sweating so quickly at all. In Dallas, my car takes longer to cool down as cloudless skies result in a higher temp with lower humidity and lots of radiant heat transfer to the vehicle. I have lived in both and play golf in summers, we call that the off season in Texas.

The bigger difference to me is spring and fall, Dallas has nicer ones in my view. I spend much more time out doors these two seasons in Dallas and can be outdoors many many days without sweating as I do in Houston.

I should mention, I am extremely warm natured. I never wear an over coat in Dallas or Houston and rare did when living in the NE as I didnt plan to stay outdoors for long periods in the winters.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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Ditto above. It's the humidity in Houston that kills, but Dallas isn't a bed of summer roses either.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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I think Houston has more cloudy days...
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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Lived two summers in Houston. It's much more humid, whereas in Dallas you kind of bake. I grew up in Dallas - and I really hate the humidity in Miami, New Orleans, DC and sometimes even NYC. So maybe that will tell you something.

The Houston people will jump on me but you can often smell the refineries in the midst of the humidity. I have a good friend who grew up in NW Houston who used to say, "you can smell Stinkadena (Pasadena) today".
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Lived two summers in Houston. It's much more humid, whereas in Dallas you kind of bake. I grew up in Dallas - and I really hate the humidity in Miami, New Orleans, DC and sometimes even NYC. So maybe that will tell you something.

The Houston people will jump on me but you can often smell the refineries in the midst of the humidity. I have a good friend who grew up in NW Houston who used to say, "you can smell Stinkadena (Pasadena) today".
Live out West and you wont smell it. Moderator cut: Off-Topic

I lived there 27 years and didnt sniff the refineries at all lived west, worked in CBD and Greenspoint and played golf up north, woodlands, Champions, Kingwood, Raveaux with no issues. Typical Dallas cheap shot at Houston, cant count how many Dallasites said something like "bet you are glad to move up here from Houston right?" Dallasites moving to Houston are greeted with "welcome" like a resident of any other city...

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