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Is it just as hot in the Summer in NC, SC and FL as it is in DC?

Aug 9th, 2004, 12:40 PM
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Is it just as hot in the Summer in NC, SC and FL as it is in DC?

The summers in DC are notoriously bad -- overwhelmingly muggy, lots of afternoon/evening thunderstorms, HUMID...and the winters pretty much suck too. If one was looking to relocate further south, could one expect the same type of summer weather, but just a longer season of it? I have no problem giving up snow in the winter at all, but don't want to trade the nasty summers here for even worse ones.
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Aug 9th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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It was about 90 degrees here today with the humidity ranging from 80-100%. Yuck.

Oh, here is FL.
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Aug 9th, 2004, 01:59 PM
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I think it's just about as hot here!

What part of Florida? How many days/months per year is it that hot?
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Aug 9th, 2004, 02:07 PM
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Flodia is hotter - and hotter much longer than DC (I have several older realtives there I have visited at various times - IMHO essentially you cannot leave the house, car or mall during the day time for about 4 months per year.)

Coastal areas of NC and SC are in between FLA and DC. To get cooler weather you need to go either to the mountains of NC/SC or further north both bringing the opportunity for cold and snow.

For pleasantly warm temps year round try San Diego,
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Aug 9th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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nytraveler, Flodia? LOL I agree. We are newbies in Florida, Jax and it is hotter and more humid than NC (where I grew up) and NYC where I lived for a long time and California where I wish I lived again
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Aug 9th, 2004, 02:14 PM
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Central Floria, Gulf Coast.

We get more than six months worth of cooler weather--generally mid-October to the end of April and sometimes (only sometimes) a little bit into May.

When it's hot, it's hot everyday of the month--no relief from late May through Sept. I grew up here and I am always asked how I stand it--because I grew up here!!
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Aug 9th, 2004, 02:28 PM
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DC summers arent that bad...there is only a handful of 90+ days and maybe a month or two of 80+ days. If you think this is bad then you wont survive moving anywhere south. As far as the winter, yeah it gets cold but how many times does it snow?? And if you watching the evening weather forecast, everyone on east coast gets their fair share of afternoon showers this summer.
 
Aug 9th, 2004, 04:27 PM
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We are in New Orleans, humidity capital of the US. It is hot & humid here but we have a/c & USE IT! My in-laws are in PA & 1 year we visited & it was 103. They don't use a/c & kept saying "you're from the South, you should be used to this". Yeah, but we are smart enough to use air conditioning! Anyway, we wound up with heat stroke & have never again gone to visit them in the summer.
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Aug 10th, 2004, 08:55 AM
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Johanna1, if you want no snow, and summers that are sunny but not humid and very seldom oppressively hot--there's nothing that beats San Diego on the warmer side, as another poster noted, and on the cooler side, the San Francisco Bay Area.

From a current DC area resident but longtime S.F. Bay Area resident who sorely misses for the weather back there, particularly those summers.....
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