Where are the best places to live in summer? Least humid.

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  1. Jean says:

    Sometimes trying to figure out where is the best place is rather like a double-edged sword. I agree NJ is miserable in July! I was there in late June and it was pretty miserable with the humidity and the high dew points. Of course, there weren’t very many places anywhere that were pleasant. The really dry places tend to be at altitude, which means more O2 is required. I’m in Kalamazoo, MI right now and it’s only going to get to 63 today, so say the weather gurus, and the dew point is 35, which makes for a great day in my estimation.

    I agree that if you decide to try to move, be sure you give yourself a good month in both winter and summer to be sure you can manage whatever the weather gods throw at you. You may find that the devil you know is better than the one you don’t know!


  2. Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator says:

    You make good points, Jean, and we appreciate your comments. It is always a good idea to research as thoroughly as possible when considering a new place to live. Almost every location will have its advantages and disadvantages during a year of weather cycles. The key is to be aware of what you’re getting in to and to be able to take suitable precautions to protect yourself and your health condition, no matter where you live.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  3. Janet Plank says:

    Calpernia, enjoy the a/c. What would we do without it.

    We’d like to hear from you again. Know that we are here for you.

    Janet (site moderator)

  4. Janet Plank says:

    Hi Calpurnia
    I keep checking these sites too: less humid, less cold, more allergy friendly, etc. Everytime I think I figure something out, something in those places change or I do. Then to realize that dust can cause health issues, altitude can affect breathing, snow and cold can affect too. It’s always amazing though to find out that we can be in any of these places in a few hours by plane to really experience the changes or to get from place to place. If you do think about moving any place I do recommend that you visit there before moving, as others advised to me. Try to give it a couple of weeks at least and everyplace does experience the seasons, to some point. Even though there might not be snow, winter might be a rainier or drier season. Erin posted some very good links too, do check them out.

    Where are you living now?

    I hope you let us know what you find out.
    Janet (site moderator)

  5. Calpurnia author says:

    Thank you, Erin and Janet, for your replies. The links were helpful as I am doing research for next summer. I live in New Jersey and July is terrible. I am considering a month vacation in a lower humidity place for summer. In the meantime I am happy that I can stay in air conditioning!

  6. Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator says:

    Hi Calpurnia – yes, air conditioning is the great equalizer in the hot, humid eastern seaboard months for breathing issues. It’s good to hear you’re already planning far ahead of time to deal with this next summer.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  7. Erin Rush moderator says:

    Hi Calpurnia! First off, I have to say that I love your username! As far as the least humid place to live, well, I cannot say for sure what would be best for you and your health needs. I think most people think of desert climates when they think of low humidity. You may be interested in this data on the lowest humidity cities in America — http://www.city-data.com/top2/c486.html. I am in no way endorsing the linked-to site or their findings, but I thought I would share it with you, to give you some ideas on where you may find low humidity areas. Also, if moving is not an option for you, our members have found a variety of ways to fight back against humidity, which you can read about here — https://copd.net/living/managing-rain-humidity/. And, keep in mind that every location will have some trade offs. Low humidity could mean living at higher altitudes or dealing with very high heat. Just things to keep in mind. I hope this information helps! Thanks for reaching out and have a good night. Best, Erin, COPD.net Team Member.

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