Miami Florida, the Armpit of America...literally

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Phoenix sweats most but Miami suffers more

    Wed Jun 14, 4:27 PM ET

    Phoenix on Wednesday was named the sweatiest city in the United States, but Miami topped the list as the most uncomfortable American city due to its mix of humidity and heat.

    The fifth annual sweat survey sponsored by Procter & Gamble Co. handed the dubious distinction to the Arizona capital for the third time. El Paso, Texas, earned the title in 2004 and San Antonio, Texas, in 2002.

    The study of 100 cities estimates the amount of sweat a person of average weight and height would produce walking around for an hour in the average high temperatures of a particular city during June, July and August.

    The latest survey found that the average Phoenix resident produced 26 ounces (0.77 litre) of sweat per hour during a typical summer day last year when the desert city's high temperature averaged 93.3 F (34 C).

    It means that in under three hours, Phoenix residents collectively produced enough sweat to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool, said Jay Gooch, sweat expert at Old Spice, a Procter & Gamble Co. antiperspirant brand.

    But Gooch said Phoenix's humidity was only 22 percent, making it much more comfortable than Miami, with average temperatures last year of 83.9 F (29 C) and humidity of 76 percent, according to government figures.

    "In Phoenix you sweat much more than in Miami, but it evaporates quickly as it is such dry air so you don't notice as much. In Miami the sweat stays on your skin," said Gooch.
  2. fhl


    Yes, but it's the sweat of champions!
  3. sorry but Austin and Houston Texas are just as humid as Miami... (see and in addition are 5-10 degrees hotter in the summer = Austin/Houston Texas are the "most uncomfortable"..... lesson over
  4. Pabst


    The Gulf Coast in general is hotter and more humid than Miami. The cold water Atlantic produces tolerable breezes that make Miami's "wind chill" several degrees lower than the actual air temp. I'm spending my first full summer in SoFla (albeit a block from the ocean) and the weather has been beautiful, even with Miami recording record high lows. IOW, the nighttime lows have been the warmest in history on these recent dates (81 a couple of nights this week). But you're so right EqTr, Tampa, Mobile, New Orleans, Houston are BRUTAL. Even more so by August.