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Old 03-30-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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For those of you that live in Tucson, you know what the "hot face" is. To the original poster of this thread, you will soon find out what that hot face is! Hope you don't have leather seats in your car, haha!
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:32 AM
 
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I lived in Tucson from '90-'93...I would assume the weather is still quite similar...Summer in Tucson RULES!!!!!!!!!!!
I lived in Tucson July '94-August '95 and agree. I really liked living there.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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The catch-phrase for much of Arizona has always been: "But, its a DRY heat"!

My additional response continues to be: " But so's a BLAST FURNACE"!

Actually, the heat here might not always get hot enough to kill you, BUT, IF you fail to take precautions, like staying indoors at certain times of the day, or, if outside, in whatever shade you can find... then, you bring it all on yourself!

Stay safe during the desert summers!
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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I lived in Miami for 6 years before returning to Tucson last May (having lived here for a couple of years previously).

Just in terms of comfort, I much prefer Tucson's summer to Miami's. It is undoubtedly hotter here, but to me, much more comfortable.

I even hike in the summer around here. I just do it in the late afternoon (or earlier, if I want to start at higher elevation).

No telling what your preferences might be, but for me... way more comfortable here. Summer's no big deal to me, and in fact, I love it.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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you don't sweat all that much so the biggest problem is the sun beating on you constantly.

Oh yes, you do sweat, a ton. It just evaporates very quickly because the air is dry, and so you're not aware of it. That's why the risk of dehydration is so high in a desert climate, and you absolutely need to take precautions.

Also, I find it a bit odd that no one's mentioned the monsoon season in this discussion. the perception that summers in Tucson and Phoenix are "dry heat" all the time is a misconception. The monsoon season felt quite humid to me- maybe not quite as humid as Florida, but the air is hotter. I've had that "dog slobbering all over me", sweat dripping uncontrollably sensation in Phoenix during the monsoon season many, many times.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Cool Summer in Tucson

Summer in Tucson is tough to handle, but ya sort of get used to it!! You learn to adjust, I seem to slow down and don't rush, drink plenty of water and stay out of the sun in the afternoon Take a lesson from the animals here they stay out of sight in the summer afternoon
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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Also, I find it a bit odd that no one's mentioned the monsoon season in this discussion. the perception that summers in Tucson and Phoenix are "dry heat" all the time is a misconception. The monsoon season felt quite humid to me- maybe not quite as humid as Florida, but the air is hotter. I've had that "dog slobbering all over me", sweat dripping uncontrollably sensation in Phoenix during the monsoon season many, many times.
To me, monsoon season is humid relative to Tucson's other 9 1/2 months, but for somebody that would come from Miami to Tucson in August (right in our monsoon), they'd think it's really dry here compared to what they just left.

They're not comparable at all (to me), and I just spend the previous 6 years in Miami.
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Old 12-18-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Always dismiss local heat & humidity conditions by citing the few having worse.

Just like crime, if it's better than awful it's still bad.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:55 AM
 
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Always dismiss local heat & humidity conditions by citing the few having worse.
No, I actually like the summers here. Wish it were back tomorrow. Cold weather SUCKS!
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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No, I actually like the summers here. Wish it were back tomorrow. Cold weather SUCKS!
I'm with ya!
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