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Old 07-28-2016, 01:41 PM   #1171
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Dew Point

The dew point is the temperature at which the moisture in the air will condense onto a surface at that particular time. People talk about "humidity" when they are trying to describe how muggy or sticky it feels out. Dew point is a much better measure of that sensation than "relative humidity" is. The drier the air, the cooler it has to be to form dew. So a low dew point will be drier than a high dew point.

I found this easy to understand chart on the internet. It's probably subjective, but here you go.

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Right now in DC, the Dew Point is 76. "Miserable." I think that's a scientific term.

To contrast with that, my parents' town in lovely Maine has a Dew Point of 50 right now.

There's lots of information out there to describe Dew Point better than I just have, but here are a couple of links to get you started.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:47 PM   #1172
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We've had a dew point in the mid to upper 70s for almost a week now. The heat index has been over 100 in that same time. Today, it is forecasted that the heat index will be 105-115 degrees. Humidity in the 70-90 percent. Highs in the loweer to mid 90s. We are sweating constantly here!!
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:59 PM   #1173
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Austin's dew point averages above 70 every day from June through August. Houston's worse, though. Not just dew point, I mean--by every metric.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:08 PM   #1174
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Gotta love the South.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:41 PM   #1175
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Our high today is supposed to be 80.

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Old 07-28-2016, 03:12 PM   #1176
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Gotta love the South.
It makes me feel better when I see I am not the only one sweating
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Old 07-28-2016, 04:26 PM   #1177
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Right now in DC, the Dew Point is 76. "Miserable." I think that's a scientific term.

To contrast with that, my parents' town in lovely Maine has a Dew Point of 50 right now.
Yeah, but no-seeums and black flies.

Yesterday was stultifying. That should be a scientific term.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:44 AM   #1178
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:38 AM   #1179
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It is an unusually pleasant 72 here in Kansas City this morning...only going up to 83.
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Old 07-30-2016, 01:45 PM   #1180
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spent last weekend in Ridgecrest, California.

I was a little alarmed when the crawl on the Weather Channel indicated that the predicted high for the day would be 113 degrees. I LOL'ed when they helpfully added that the chance of rain was 0%.

The heat index is unknown, and the dew point might have been 78 or better, but it was irrelevant. I don't remember ever being sweaty, and we were outside plenty. The transition from the air conditioned car (on max cool, high fan, always) to the outside was like when you open the oven door and lean down into the onrushing shockwave of heat as you take the pizza out. It was just a physical blast of meanness. Gah.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:09 PM   #1181
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:33 PM   #1182
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We're finally getting rain here. Biking in it this am was a treat.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:58 AM   #1183
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Fuck. Ing. Mon. Soon.

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Old 08-20-2016, 12:03 PM   #1184
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record high for the day yesterday, 95 degrees, eclipsing the old record by 6 degrees, and second highest nighttime temp, never got below 69 degrees.

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Old 08-20-2016, 12:32 PM   #1185
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Currently a pleasant 68 here in Kansas City...only going up to 76 today. We had big storms run through here last night.
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