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Bill, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

How humid does the Dallas Vicinity get in the summer?

Asked by Bill, San Francisco, CA Wed Nov 28, 2007

I'm a spolied Californian who can't afford to pay for the amazing weather out here in the SF Bay Area.
I really liked the Dallas area when I was there over Halloween. I'm thinking of moving but I lived in Miami and New York and really did not like the humidity. Can you leave your windows open during the summer nights or do you need the ac 24/7? Thanks

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Bill, that's a great question. No one thinks of Dallas and humidity in the same context. However, the humidity is mild compared to Houston or other more southern Texas cities. The thing is it can to 100 degrees and stay that way for a couple of weeks at a time. I live in Longview Texas. East on I20 from Dallas. We share mostly the same weather as Dallas. Since I live on a Lake it may seem just a bit more humid. Of course, I'm originally from New Orleans and that humidity will curl your hair, LOL.
Call me you want to consider a move to Longview or east Texas. It's a great place to raise a family, start a business or retire
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Hi Bill,
Dallas is a nice area yes to live in. I moved here from Chicago 13 years ago and I don't miss the snow. Here is a breakdown of what the humidy does on average.

January through April then Sept. to Dec. morning to end of day about 80% drops to 60%.
May & June morning 88% in the morning then drops to about 62%.
July & August 79% in the morning then drops to 50% Although there are always a few days where it feels like 100% humidity. Unfortunately no, you cannot sleep with the windows open in the summer. It is just too hot. The AC runs 24/7

Right now it's 45 outside and the humidity is 81%
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2007
Why would anyone want to live there. I visited Texas this summer and it was hot as hell and humid at ever. Flat, dry and ugly too. I am from California and I would take Virginia or even Tucson, AZ over that ugly place.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 23, 2014
Oh honey you must not like living in Heaven because that is where Texas is! We are a big state with diverse terrain and diverse weather. Our regions offer climate and ambiance to suit every taste. From Tropical South Texas, the piney woods, swamp land, flat land, farm land, the rolling lush hills of the Hill Country, mountainous regions - we've got it all! Snow in some places and never below 50 in others. Your "visit" to Texas would not have provided you even a glimpse into the amazing landscapes my beautiful awesome great state of Texas provides!!!
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Humidity in Houston is topically higher than Dallas. I have live in both cities and prefer the Dallas weather. Most days there is a constant breeze coming off the Plains.
I am in Ca and am anticipating a move to Plano, Tx soon from Bakersfield, Ca. Be careful with your movers, read the reviews on the net. The negative is making think hard about a Ryder truck, but have no one to help me make the drive, I am 70..........sigh You will love Texas and the Texans!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 14, 2012
Yes. It is not as bad as Houston, but some weeks are over 100. But Dallas is probably the best place to live in the country.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 2, 2008
Here's a great website that can give you some additional info on humidity and temps.

Web Reference: http://www.teamlynn.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2007
Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX

I moved to Dallas area from Foster City. I don't think it is any more humid myself. Depending on where you live in the bay area though, the temp difference is probably much more extreme. I'd say no way most summers can you leave the windows open at night or in the day. This summer there was only one day over 100F, but there are summers that have 30-40 days in a row over 100F. Nights might be 80F. Winter can be pretty cold too. Too cold to leave the windows open. Just depends on the year though. The weather is just pretty strange and unpredictable here. We've also had a couple of years where it was 90s in January....shorts and t-shirt weather with people sunbathing in the parks.
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Hey Bill,

Although I'm not in Dallas and Naima has already answered your question with great numbers, I just wanted to throw in my two cents as well.

I'm originally from Indiana and so like Naima, I'm so glad to be done w/ dealing w/ snow and the freezing cold! I'm also a fan of water sports and outdoor activities, so TX has been a Great place to be!

Here in San Antonio, I think it' s not the heat that really can get you.... it's the HUMIDITY! From around May through August, the humidity can be unbearable and it isn't unusual to wake up after a full night of your AC running and see all your windows covered in fog! From November to about April, I'd say it's probably a bit more similar to your CA weather as it's much more mild and not extremely humid.

Bottomline: if you can make it through the late spring and summer months.. then you'd be loving it here!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 28, 2007
All I know is that it is not very humid in San Angelo. We welcome people from California.
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