Weather Talk: Most people mistaken on how humidity’s quantified
Everybody knows about humidity in the summertime. But most people are mistaken about how humidity is quantified.
Relative humidity is a reflection of water vapor and air temperature. Therefore 80 percent relative humidity on a cool day means something entirely different than on a hot day.
Meteorologists use the dew point temperature as a way to gauge humidity in terms of human discomfort. The higher the dew point, the more sticky people feel. Dew points in the 70s indicate sweltering summer humidity.
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