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Now they've upped the ante on our forecast high for today. One place says 83F, another says 87F.

I liked it better the way it was.

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It's 71 here at 2:52 p.m. Lovely breeze.
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It's 79F at my house at 3:10 PM.

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85 here at 6:10 pm.

Heat index 91.

Dew point 72.

Remember those storms that were coming over the state border this morning? They all petered out. So we got all of the humidity from them, but none of the cooling. Argh.

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I have never understood what I'm supposed to get from knowing the dew point. I understand percent humidity, but dew point (yes, it's the temperature at which dew will form) is a mystery to me.

Anyway, Lis, it's too darned hot at your house.

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Now (4:12 PM) it's 80F. No breeze.

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It was 93 at my house. The humidity has at least lessened some which has helped.

You go from the front of my place back to my porch (former deck) and it's a lot cooler, and especially with the usual little breeze coming up the draw from over that pond.
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I have never understood what I'm supposed to get from knowing the dew point. I understand percent humidity, but dew point (yes, it's the temperature at which dew will form) is a mystery to me.

Anyway, Lis, it's too darned hot at your house.



It helps to tell you just how uncomfortable it is. When it's 75 degrees, if the dew point is down at 55 degrees, you're comfortable. But if it's 75 degrees when the dew point is 75, it's darn uncomfortable.

Around here, we use it as a shorthand for predicting just how uncomfortable it's going to be. As the temperature rises during the day, the relative humidity changes -- but the dew point stays the same. So in the morning it's more humid than it is in the afternoon -- but HOW humid will it be in the afternoon? No rational person is going to think about 70% humidity at 10 am, 60% humidity at noon, 40% humidity at 4 pm....

So when you're looking at the forecast for the week, you can see that maybe the first three days will have dew points under 60 degrees, so even if the temps go high during the day, the humidity won't be too bad. But maybe by Thursday, dew points will be in the 70s, so it'll be "hazy, hot, and humid."

Dew points in the 70s, around here, are considered "oppressive."

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OK. Percent humidity also tells you how uncomfortable it is. And if it changes throughout the day, so does your discomfort.

What does dew point tell you that percent humidity doesn't? If it gives you a constant number for the whole day, it seems to me you get less information than you do from percent humidity.

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[sign in to see URL] up Lisberry margaritas and hot pretzels with extra salt for you know who the rest of the night on my tab.

I should have done this earlier, but I'm along in years and can't remember a damn thing.
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WOOHOO!!! emoticon Thank you, kind sir! *sitting beside the distinguished Mr. Cooter and his "along in years" self* Man, I wish I had REAL ones right about now! emoticon

Robbie, I think it's more a matter of understanding how bad it will be in the heat of the day for planning purposes.

Everyone knows it's going to be more humid in the morning. That's why there's dew on the grass. But is that nasty humidity going to STAY with me for the rest of the day?

If you're looking for a number that will give you more precise information about how humid it is at any particular point in the day, relative humidity is definitely your better measure.

But if you're someone like me, I can say "Ugh, dew points are going up later in the week, so I'm going to get all of my errands run earlier in the week so I can be inside with the air conditioning on the worst days."

I know outdoor workers (lawn care) who adjust their schedules to start work earlier on such days, too, because that high afternoon humidity in the heat will just drain you. Some marching band directors will also move their afternoon practices indoors on such days for the same reason. I would imagine athletic coaches might do the same thing, but I have no direct knowledge.

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But if you're someone like me, I can say "Ugh, dew points are going up later in the week, so I'm going to get all of my errands run earlier in the week so I can be inside with the air conditioning on the worst days."




Ah, OK, I get that. Thanks for hanging in there and helping me understand this.

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I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.... emoticon

*slurping down another Lisberry margarita and enjoying another of Cooter's hot pretzels with extra salt*

Just sent away the first chapter of the dissertation.... Hope the poor guy doesn't faint. emoticon (Hope I'm making Miss Grundy proud.) VERY interesting study. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

You're welcome, Robbie. emoticon I can see how it's confusing. I couldn't figure out how to explain it very well. After having lived here most of my life, I'm just used to hearing people talking about what will be happening to dew points as shorthand for planning.

Kind of like when we moved to Oklahoma and were listening to everyone talking about where the "dry line" was -- because it would bring severe storms. [sign in to see URL] is it a DRY line??? Eventually got it.... emoticon

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Around here, it's humid in the winter and not humid in the summer. Except when there are exceptions.

Miss Grundy is always proud of you. She told me so as I was pouring a glass of wine. (Ramundo was back in the kitchen, so I poured refills for Miss Grundy and me while he was out.)

OK, I'll bite. What is a dry line?

(Is Ramundo lurking about? If not, I'll get Miss Grundy another. OK, I'll pour one for me, too. How's your Lisberry Margarita? Need a refill?)



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Good morning, all. It’s been hot and muggy here with some occasional relief when rain showers move in. After the showers pass it becomes like a steam bath with steam literally rising off the pavement. When I was working the steam would rise off the concrete slab that we were laying block on, a sauna. It has been in the mid 90s, both temperature and humidity. I have no idea what the dew point is, but I do know that the temperature humidity index has been hovering around 105 for days. Thank God for AC.

I’m trying to get back on track with my siblings and my walking schedule. I walked yesterday because I skipped the day that I bought and used the new weed eater. I’m thinking of walking with my brothers this morning to get back in synch, although I’ll probably make it a short one since I stretched yesterday’s to 3 miles instead of the usual 2.3.

Aside from the walk I have nothing on my agenda. Sandy’s sister, Pat, will be visiting later. Brother-in-Law, Mike has spent the last two weeks with her in Orlando. She’ll be bringing him back later today. She usually visits briefly with Sandy and me for a while before heading back.

Coffee please, Tanya.



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60 degrees here at 3:55 this morning when I went in to do my daily stretches, lying on the floor trying to exercise my muscles while fighting off my affectionate cat. My weather thingy on the table says there will be rain today, but it hasn't started yet.

That was a very interesting discussion about dew point.
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Good morning, all. It's 57F under sunny skies, heading for a forecast high of 83F. The dew point is 55F, although I have no idea what that's telling me. emoticon

Laundry is underway. I finally did water the front yard yesterday and when the laundry is done I'll get started on the back.

Iced coffee, please, Tanya.

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65 degrees and absolutely gorgeous out there! No sign of rain nowhere, except on my 12-to-24-hour table forecaster, which shows a bright sun above a cloud that is raining. Maybe it will rain tonight.

I went to town for groceries, and it was green lights all the way. I'm feeling so efficient!
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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 87 with clear skies headed for 91 today, but that's what they said yesterday.

I have a clean house and more junk put in the garbage and on the street. I'm not sure what supper is going to be. I may finish the porch tomorrow.
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Robbie: Around here, it's humid in the winter and not humid in the summer. Except when there are exceptions.

LOL.... We tend to be very dry in the winter. We have to run the humidifier all winter, or we're constantly being zapped with static electricity in the house. I have to use extra conditioner in my hair or it's a permanent frizzled mess. emoticon

Here's a little fun.... The temperature and humidity in the winter make a big difference in what KIND of snow we get. If it's extremely cold and dry, we get the tiny flakes of powdery snow that blow around to cause the white-outs. It won't pack into snowballs and you can just sweep it away with a broom. But if it's closer to 32 degrees with high humidity, we get the very heavy, wet snow that's great for making snowmen, but will cause heart attacks as people try to shovel it away.

Miss Grundy is always proud of you. She told me so as I was pouring a glass of wine. (Ramundo was back in the kitchen, so I poured refills for Miss Grundy and me while he was out.)

Awwwwwwww.... She's so nice. She reminds me of my 11th grade English teacher, Miss White. No doubt she's long gone now. She looked to be in her late 60s back when I had her in the late 1970s. Junior English was grammar. She had us diagramming sentences and practicing parts of speech and doing an hour of technical writing skills every day for a school year. She was one tough cookie. What did we kids notice? That she NEVER wore the same pair of shoes twice. She was always wearing a dress with heels that matched the dress. She wasn't mean, but she didn't smile. She just was on a mission. And as unpleasant as it was to keep working on that grammar, I think I learned more about writing from her than from anyone else I ever encountered. Wonderful teacher! So Miss Grundy, I appreciate you, too! emoticon

OK, I'll bite. What is a dry line?

The dry line is a vertical line in Texas and Oklahoma, and I think it might reach up into Kansas, too. Warm, humid air comes up from the Gulf of Mexico on the east side of the line. Dry air comes from the desert on the west side of the line. At the dry line (where the dry air is pushing to the east), the big storms build up, especially in the spring. I think it's part of what creates tornado alley. But the thing about the dry line is that it moves with the air. When we lived in Oklahoma, we might hit 105 degrees, and if the dry line was east of us, it was bearable, but if the dry line was west of us, we were miserable -- and watch for twisters to develop. Cooter, does the dry line ever reach Mississippi?

(Is Ramundo lurking about? If not, I'll get Miss Grundy another. OK, I'll pour one for me, too. How's your Lisberry Margarita? Need a refill?)

Yes, ma'am! I'll ALWAYS take a refill! Thanks! emoticon And now I've got to get to work on his next chapter....

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