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Old 09-19-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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I am kind of planning out a summer home for retirement to get away from the Texas heat when my wife and I retire , and was wondering how the summers are in that area. The city data graph shows temps in the mid 80s , but also shows the humidity in the mid 50s. Is it fairly comfortable in the summer , or does the humidity make it a little muggy?

I was actually thinking more Colorado , but my wife has family in Williamstown and I have enjoyed the few visits we've made , but they've never been in the dead of summer.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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The past few summers have been a little hotter, but nothing like Texas. It can get up to the low 90s but it generally stays in the 80s. It can get a bit muggy, but it isn't like the humidity of the South; you won't be swimming when you step outside. Overall, it's very comfortable and usually sunny.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:38 AM
 
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The past few summers have been a little hotter, but nothing like Texas. It can get up to the low 90s but it generally stays in the 80s. It can get a bit muggy, but it isn't like the humidity of the South; you won't be swimming when you step outside. Overall, it's very comfortable and usually sunny.
there might be a week or two stretch where temps might hit the low to mid 90's in late July or early August. You may find that the humidity makes it feel a little stuffy at times, but that's really only a problem 1 or two months out of they year.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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I will pretty much agree. You might find a few pretty muggy days but they are limited and nothing that would run anyone off. The sort of lifestyle you want will be a much larger determination.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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If you locate outside of town in the more wooded areas, the humidity isn't as noticeable. Many times I have driven from Glenville to Parkersburg and when I get to the college, the humidity is totally different.

If you want lower temps look into the Canaan Valley or Snowshoe areas in the higher altitudes.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. If we were to do this in WV it would be in Williamstown as my wife has family there who have land along the Ohio River . Not looking for anything exciting . Just a nice place with moderate temps to escape the 100+ temps here from May through mid September
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Washington, WV
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It can get hot, hazy, humid and the air pretty stagnant (not much breeze) in July and August, with temps frequently in the mid 90's. Every few years we might hit 100, but usually only when the air & ground is drier such as during a drought. After spending a few days in central Florida this summer I realized the humidity here is nothing. I like the climate because the summers are hot, autumn is cool, and winter is winter.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:10 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies. If we were to do this in WV it would be in Williamstown as my wife has family there who have land along the Ohio River . Not looking for anything exciting . Just a nice place with moderate temps to escape the 100+ temps here from May through mid September
Williamstown in a pleasant little town close to all the festivals in downtown Marietta, Ohio.
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