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Old 07-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #71
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That's in winter. Only 18-23 mph nowadays. The difference between North Texas and here is that one can be outside all day if in shade. The breeze makes all the difference (once one has acclimated somewhat to the humidity). On the other hand, outdoor work here is more punishing, IMO, if one is smart enough to -- in either locale -- avoid working the hottest part of the day. Just a few miles away from the coast or the bay and it is brutal. I nominate Alice, TX (40-miles inland) as the worst place in the state.

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Just wondered because the wind was just brutal in Port Aransas just before Father's Day.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #73
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I nominate Alice, TX (40-miles inland) as the worst place in the state.
2nd that!
I think humidity is worse than heat. I lived in Kingsville and frequented Corpus Christi. It's the kind of humidity that sticks to you, that's the worst. Also, don't go from a air conditioned room to outside anywhere along the coast. The air will just condense on you! I think Houston is worse than Corpus with regards to humidity.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:23 PM   #74
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2nd that!
I think humidity is worse than heat. I lived in Kingsville and frequented Corpus Christi. It's the kind of humidity that sticks to you, that's the worst. Also, don't go from a air conditioned room to outside anywhere along the coast. The air will just condense on you! I think Houston is worse than Corpus with regards to humidity.
It is. Beaumont makes Corpus Christi feel like Phoenix. But double the amount of annual rainfall -- plus big trees -- it's a different place.

Note to above: Being out on Padre or the other barrier islands is a different experience than here on the bay front.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:46 AM   #75
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I get all my chores done early (about three or four hours worth) then here it comes...so we hit the city pool first for a few hours (indoor pool today). Then down the street to a motel six that has large sportsbar called Woody's. We find a space up against a far wall and plug in to the interent for the afternoon and kill annother four hours...other elderly folks have been coming in there too for the same reasons. Our rotton luck was when we re located to the south side of town (right under a radio tower/station) the AC motor burnt out. So I took the OLD screen out of the rear bath and installed an 8000 BTU AC unit perched in the window. And even it does not cool at the highth of the day time. You can put your hand on the upper walls and feel the heat there. Will be very glad when this is over. The radio tower has a very good AC running full time so we have the key to it in case we need to cool off right here.
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Our rotten luck was when we re located to the south side of town (right under a radio tower/station) the A/C motor burnt out.

Sorry for that. I sure admire the external window covers rigged up. Look good. And inexpensive.
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Are all of you "traveling" or "camped & parked" somewhere? We have not yet left home bc of the crazy weather this past Spring and Summer. I'm not a fan of heat and humidity, so in my house is where I'd rather be!! Can't even imagine camping this season!
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:48 PM   #78
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If you want miserable humid heat, come to Alabama in the summer!!! I'm polishing My Silver Streak this summer, and can only get in about 2 hours every few days, with this heat. Have no place to do it inside.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:25 AM   #79
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If you want miserable humid heat, come to Alabama in the summer!!! I'm polishing My Silver Streak this summer, and can only get in about 2 hours every few days, with this heat. Have no place to do it inside.
I've been buying and moving mulch. By before 1300 it's too much. The humidity and temps sort of coalesce to "decency" for a couple of hours before that (one is still sweating completely through ones clothing, but work can be done). The evening past 1930 is the best time. It's mighty long siesta between those two times.
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Too dang hot here in El Paso Texas to work on the trailer for most of the day. It's been triple digits and no ac in the trailer.I have work on the trailer early or wait for the sun to go down. At least the humidity isn't bad!
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It's just too HOT!!!!

Fortunately the WBCCI International Rally was during the first part of this month as the weather has gone down hill rapidly since the end of the Rally. We have had a string of days with heat index readings between 105 and 110 degrees - - and the latest news for this week is that we will have excessive heat warnings that won't expire until Friday at 7:00 PM. The forecast for tomorrow is for heat index readings of 115 degrees or more.

I am dreaming of a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park . . . . . .

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Fortunately the WBCCI International Rally was during the first part of this month as the weather has gone down hill rapidly since the end of the Rally. We have had a string of days with heat index readings between 105 and 110 degrees - - and the latest news for this week is that we will have excessive heat warnings that won't expire until Friday at 7:00 PM. The forecast for tomorrow is for heat index readings of 115 degrees or more.

I am dreaming of a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park . . . . . .

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Old 07-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #84
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I take the heat instead of the cold. I know that sounds weird.

A foot of snow, blinding winds, and -windchills, Northerners can keep that.
We have that once in a while too.
( Minnesota, Chicago, and Buffalo come to mind)

I'll take my 95f days in NC.

But I do not want 110 days either

Looks like it's going to be another hot summer.
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