We all know the stereotypes: Houston is hot and humid, Austin is hot yet hipster and Dallas is absolutely a city in Texas (with a famous football team and some terrific art museums). We know these truths to be self-evident, right?
According to the fine people at Dallas News, a researcher working with Honeywell Fans ranked 50 U.S. cities “according to their sweatiness factor.”
Ted Myatt, a research compliance officer at the University of Rhode Island with a doctorate in environmental health from the Harvard School of Public Health, “studied data from such places as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” according to the Dallasnews.com.
Dude compiled average summer temperatures, greatest number of days over 90 degrees and average number of days over 90. He also examined such factors as tree canopies and bodies of water. (Houston is awfully close to the Gulf of Mexico, for example, which can mitigate extreme temps.)
Here's his top 10:
2. New Orleans
5. Las Vegas
6. Oklahoma City
7. Kansas City, Mo.
Now, as someone who lived outside of Washington, D.C. for more than half his life and can remember sweating through his entire dress shirt on a walk from the Metro to his job, I find D.C.’s absence from this list baffling.
And there is no way Austin is more humid than D.C., a key element in sweatiness.)
But then, I have never walked to work in Austin in August. Perhaps I would have sweated through my shirt faster.
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