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Post# 951289   8/2/2017 at 12:27 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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When I moved here 16 years ago there were almost no days with noticeable humidity. Tourist stores downtown sold T-shirts printed with a cow skull and the words "It's A Dry Heat".  It seems every year since then there's more and more humidity, sometimes accompanied by the smell of thousands of dead fish floating on the surface of the drying-up Salton Sea. Today is one of the worst ever. You could cut the humidity with a knife. I haven't been in weather like this since I used to visit my Eastern Airline friends in Miami. I wish I had bought a house on wheels. The moisture takes all the curl out of my hair too...all 4 or 5 follicles.


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Post# 951292 , Reply# 1   8/2/2017 at 12:38 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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I can live with the humidity except when sleeping. I usually run my a/c nearly daily July and August. Friends in Arizona have a rooftop swamp cooler they say works well since humidity is non existent there.

Post# 951300 , Reply# 2   8/2/2017 at 13:49 by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        

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Wow, I thought it was just me.  I first visited Palm Springs in the 90s and found that although it was hotter than I was used to, I was still OK with it because of the lack of humidity.  That "outdoor air-conditioning" water-mist system around pools and patios was great.  My last visit there was about 4 years ago now and I was surprised at how humid it was!  

 

In this neck of southern Québec, we get a roller coaster of weather conditions.  Cold, dry and windy in winter, then hot, humid, and still in summer.  If I can stay inside with the air conditioning on during the latter, I will.  Otherwise, I move very, very slowly...  


Post# 951306 , Reply# 3   8/2/2017 at 14:57 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

I don't mind humidity as long as it's not polluted and there's a breeze. If it is polluted and no breeze then forget it, in the A/C I stay. I usually can spend the entire day out in the hot humid air but must sleep in a cool dry environment.

It's the dry bitter winters I can't handle, the back of my hands and lips dry up like a prune if I don't moisturize constantly, my throat gets sore, sinuses get stuffed up etc.

When I went from Chicago winter to mild rainy Taiwan in March it was like night and day, my skin rehydrated, my sinuses cleared and all.


Post# 951310 , Reply# 4   8/2/2017 at 15:52 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Humidity...how do you deal with it?
Refrigeration. :-)


Post# 951337 , Reply# 5   8/2/2017 at 20:04 by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        
Living in Florida,

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I ask myself that question almost daily. It's worse when I travel somewhere with moderate temps, and then I come back home to the sauna. It should only be a matter of time before we evolve to having gills.

However, the last couple of days have been glorious. Highs have been in the mid 80's with the humidity being an arid 40%, vs our typical 90degree+ temps with 60-70% humidity.


Post# 951338 , Reply# 6   8/2/2017 at 20:10 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Not well!


Post# 951361 , Reply# 7   8/2/2017 at 22:32 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I RUN

From the air conditioned car to the air conditioned house!!!I keep it so cold the windows fog up because I DESPISE heat and humidity!

Post# 951388 , Reply# 8   8/3/2017 at 05:50 by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        

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Here in Cape May we have the famous sea breeze to keep you cool and comfortable. As a friend of mine often said: "The sea breeze is in the bottle on the dresser.". On the other hand, while we can have really pleasant days with the sea breeze we do have many of the dread HHH days, hazy, hot, and humid. For those days the house remodel included 4 mini split AC units. They replaced the three window units that kind of worked to keep the humidity under control. The total is 36,000 BTU with 4 individual zones. Nothing like boiling FREON when it is hot and humid to stay comfortable. A trip to the beach is not all that bad either.

Harry


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Post# 951392 , Reply# 9   8/3/2017 at 06:15 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Hans and I are of the same mind concerning heat/humidity: HATE IT.

I ran two dehumidifiers on the 35% humidity setting at the house; one on the lower level and one in the tuck-under garage. It was only house in Minnesota where you'd get static electricity shocks on doorknobs & light switches during the summer.

The thermostat is set at 71-72 degrees all summer. If I'm cooking or cleaning it goes a degree or two cooler for a few hours.



Post# 951402 , Reply# 10   8/3/2017 at 07:59 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Empty all

the swimming pools. If that doesn't work, it must be climate change.

Post# 951439 , Reply# 11   8/3/2017 at 13:02 by Maytagbear (N.E. Ohio)        
A/C !!!!!

I wilt with humidity, if I have the opportunity, I go for "Arctic."


Two of my current favorite TV shows are "Alaskan Bush People," and "Mountain Men."
Enough said? (I know they are at least partially scripted.)



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Post# 951700 , Reply# 12   8/5/2017 at 15:36 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
FOGNADO!

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I'm so over this sticky weather.  I want the cool Bay Area breezes blowing again.  NOW!

 

It was so weird yesterday that there were temperature spikes overnight.  In one case, it reached 95 degrees in Vacaville, I think, shortly after Midnight Friday morning.  In another case, a bizarre "fognado" swept over Natural Bridges State Beach, just north of Santa Cruz (see link).

 

All of this thanks to a high pressure area that typically sets up shop over the Great Basin at this time of year, bringing monsoon moisture and related humidity to Arizona and points east.  Lately, it has decided to shift west and bring those miserable conditions to the west coast.   We were supposed to get some relief starting today.  It's only slightly better.   I hope things are back to normal by Monday, which is what they're saying.

 

 



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Post# 951747 , Reply# 13   8/5/2017 at 20:52 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Don't think I'd like to be live when the fognado hit but what a great show!


Post# 951761 , Reply# 14   8/5/2017 at 22:42 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

I'm another heat & humidity hater. I just wilt. I don't know if it's my heart or just age, but every summer it seems to take longer for me to come back to life once I'm back in a/c.

I'd been toying with the idea of going to either Hillside, The Woods, or The Gathering this year, but the thought of having to function in ANY capacity without a/c was a major deterrent.


Post# 951774 , Reply# 15   8/6/2017 at 00:32 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Fognado---interesting and weird weather!Don't get that my way-like most on here-crank up the AC in the house and the car.Had my AC unit serviced-better!

Post# 951832 , Reply# 16   8/6/2017 at 12:15 by warmsecondrinse (Fort Lee, NJ)        

I forgot to mention that I stay indoors as much as possible during the day unless there's water for me to jump into. In fact, this is the third summer in a row in which my only daytime social events have had a pool or beach as a destination. When I travel by public transport I actually plan my route to minimize time in unair-conditioned environments.

Post# 951840 , Reply# 17   8/6/2017 at 12:55 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Intellicast reports local conditions as 92F, "feels like" 105F, dew point 76F. Walk out the door is seriously icky, and that's with A/C at 78F.





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