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Old 12-19-2008, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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No, I actually like the summers here. Wish it were back tomorrow. Cold weather SUCKS!
I'll third that!
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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No, I actually like the summers here. Wish it were back tomorrow. Cold weather SUCKS!
I don't even live in Tucson and I agree with you. I'm ready for Spring time already here in San Diego.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Thin-blooded Arizonans.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Thin-blooded Arizonans.
No, sunstroke and whining, common afflictions with the too cold crowd when temps drop below 60 ... or above 90.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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No, sunstroke and whining, common afflictions with the too cold crowd when temps drop below 60 ... or above 90.
I thrive at about 85-90 , but prefer 110 any day over below 75.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: The Valley of the Sun
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Rubbish! You will find the summer much more tolerable than Miami. FL is miserable in summer, Tucson is just hot. The sun is hot in FL too, it's a latitude thing.
Yep. Humidity is uncomfortable. But.. the sunlight intensity is another matter. Miami is about 6.5 to 7 degrees S of Tucson. At Miami, the sun is filtered through denser air & more cloudiness. Also, there are more trees.. in Tucson and Phoenix, the clear air allows tremendous solar radiation to greet the body. I have an oven thermo in yard to measure the heat we usually are exposed to. Of course, people that live in hot desert climes know better than to spend much time in full sunlight. The yard.. which is exposed to full sunlight 365 days of the year, reaches the 160 F range easily in summer. In January it can reach 115 F at times. You cannot touch metal in Arizona for many months..unless it is shaded.

All that said, you won't have any trouble living in Tucson. In Phoenix it is usually chilly in the stores.. too cold..!

http://cleantechnica.com/files/2008/10/wh_solar.jpg

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Western US
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When I was growing up in the Phoenix area 50 years ago the humidity in summer would only be around 8 to 9%. But with car dealers with water falls, swimming pools everywhere and as people putting in grass that has to be watered has shot the humidity through the roof. I makes the heat much harder to take. I think the lesson learned should be embrace the desert don't try to change it.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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When I was growing up in the Phoenix area 50 years ago the humidity in summer would only be around 8 to 9%. But with car dealers with water falls, swimming pools everywhere and as people putting in grass that has to be watered has shot the humidity through the roof. I makes the heat much harder to take. I think the lesson learned should be embrace the desert don't try to change it.
And go play in the neighborhood water
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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When I was growing up in the Phoenix area 50 years ago the humidity in summer would only be around 8 to 9%. But with car dealers with water falls, swimming pools everywhere and as people putting in grass that has to be watered has shot the humidity through the roof. I makes the heat much harder to take. I think the lesson learned should be embrace the desert don't try to change it.
Absolutely . . . trying to change Mother Nature is a losing battle.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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Yes it is. However after FL you may find it tolerable.

Stock up on sunscreen.
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