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Old 11-05-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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when I lived in LA, I never needed lotion unless it was right after i shaved my legs. in AZ I need body butter and olive oil or oily lotions/creams, haha..lotion has too much water that drys way too fast so I don't recommend that. but I do remember how the weather in CA always changed, sometimes by the hour so I always layered up, but that's how it is during our desert winters down in southern AZ. how do you get a whole house humidifier installed?
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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Denver can get humid sometimes in the summer but not like really humid. Most of the time, the highest dew points in Denver can get up to 65 but usually not higher than that. If you were to visit Denver, you may hear people complaining that it is humid when the dew points are in the low 50s. It is pretty funny considering me to be one of those people! The time when it gets humid is during the monsoon season. During the monsoon season, Denver can see afternoon thunderstorms daily. They usually die before or even before midnight. Some of these storms can also turn severe. During our monsoon period, Denver can see dew points in the 50s to mid 60s, which can feel a bit sticky. Before and after the monsoon storms, the dew point and humidity levels will be high and will also stay dry. After the monsoon season, everything goes back to normal with the first snowstorm usually arriving in the mountains. The air also becomes chilly and bone dry. Hope this helps
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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How does one even come across a 4 year old thread?
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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Denver has comfortable summers. Mild to hot temperatures in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon, and a nice cool down after the storms. Denver is nothing close to humid. In fact, it becomes quite dry here on hot summer afternoons, especially when thunderstorms don't form. Mornings tend to be the most "humid" part of the day in Denver. Although one from the Midwest may not think that it may be humid at all. Dew points range from 30 degrees to 62 degrees. Usually, the higher dew points arrive after a major thunderstorm during the afternoon or in the morning after a late night thunderstorm. Otherwise, Denver usually (most of the time) has very dry air.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:38 PM
 
Location: I roam around. Spend most my time in the West or the Northwoods.
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Just spot-checked weather.com. Denver was 63% humidity, Tucson was 37%. For reference Atlanta was 83%, Minneapolis 62%, and Dallas was 56%.

What conclusion can you draw? Not much, other than at this random sample time, Tucson was half as humid as Denver.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Denver - Wash Park
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Just spot-checked weather.com. Denver was 63% humidity, Tucson was 37%. For reference Atlanta was 83%, Minneapolis 62%, and Dallas was 56%.

What conclusion can you draw? Not much, other than at this random sample time, Tucson was half as humid as Denver.
A spot check is basically worthless.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Just spot-checked weather.com. Denver was 63% humidity, Tucson was 37%. For reference Atlanta was 83%, Minneapolis 62%, and Dallas was 56%.

What conclusion can you draw? Not much, other than at this random sample time, Tucson was half as humid as Denver.
You have to look at the dew points to determine the "discomfort level". Even when humid, the dew point in Denver is usually lower than what you get anywhere east of Colorado.
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I have no idea why people think that low humidity is good, unless you just like chapped dry skin.

Top 101 cities with the lowest average humidity (population 50,000+)

1. Paradise, NV (housing, pop. 186,070): 30.1%
2. Henderson, NV (housing, pop. 240,614): 30.1%
3. Las Vegas, NV (housing, pop. 552,539): 30.1%
4. North Las Vegas, NV (housing, pop. 197,567): 30.1%
5. Sunrise Manor, NV (housing, pop. 156,120): 30.3%
6. Spring Valley, NV (housing, pop. 117,390): 30.4%
7. St. George, UT (housing, pop. 67,614): 33.8%
8. Phoenix, AZ (housing, pop. 1,512,986): 36.3%
9. Avondale, AZ (housing, pop. 75,403): 36.3%
10. Glendale, AZ (housing, pop. 246,531): 36.3%
11. Gilbert, AZ (housing, pop. 191,517): 36.3%
12. Chandler, AZ (housing, pop. 240,595): 36.3%
13. Peoria, AZ (housing, pop. 142,024): 36.3%
14. Tempe, AZ (housing, pop. 169,712): 36.3%
15. Deer Valley, AZ (housing, pop. 148,777): 36.3%
16. Scottsdale, AZ (housing, pop. 231,127): 36.3%
17. Mesa, AZ (housing, pop. 447,541): 36.3%
18. Surprise, AZ (housing, pop. 85,914): 36.3%
19. North Pinal, AZ (housing, pop. 59,965): 36.3%
20. Lake Havasu City, AZ (housing, pop. 56,355): 37.2%
21. Arivaca, AZ (housing, pop. 50,441): 38.5%
22. Casas Adobes, AZ (housing, pop. 54,011): 38.5%
23. Catalina Foothills, AZ (housing, pop. 53,794): 38.5%
24. Tucson, AZ (housing, pop. 518,956): 38.5%
25. El Paso, TX (housing, pop. 609,415): 41.8%
26. Las Cruces, NM (housing, pop. 86,268): 41.8%
27. Albuquerque, NM (housing, pop. 504,949): 43.8%
28. Santa Fe, NM (housing, pop. 72,056): 44.9%
29. Rio Rancho, NM (housing, pop. 71,607): 45.7%
30. Sparks, NV (housing, pop. 83,959): 49.8%
31. Reno, NV (housing, pop. 210,255): 49.8%
32. Carson City, NV (housing, pop. 55,289): 49.8%
33. Colorado Springs, CO (housing, pop. 372,437): 51.9%
34. Highlands Ranch, CO (housing, pop. 70,931): 52.2%
35. Southwest Arapahoe, CO (housing, pop. 182,524): 52.3%
36. South Aurora, CO (housing, pop. 297,828): 52.4%
37. Aurora, CO (housing, pop. 303,582): 52.5%
38. Lakewood, CO (housing, pop. 140,024): 52.5%

39. Bakersfield, CA (housing, pop. 308,392): 52.5%
40. Denver, CO (housing, pop. 566,974): 52.6%


http://www.city-data.com/top2/c486.html
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I have no idea why people think that low humidity is good, unless you just like chapped dry skin.
Saying that you don't know why people have an opinion that is different than yours is the first step towards becoming more open minded The next step would be to accept that what is best for you may not necessarily be best for others.

For me, comparing NYC to Denver the dry air is far and away my favorite thing about living here:

My skin is oily, so the dryness helps tremendously.

I sweat less.

I don't feel like I am suffocating.

I can be outside for more than 5 minutes without running back to the AC (I can be out all day in 95 degree Denver weather but this last Sunday could barely be outside in 85 degree NYC weather).

I love not being eaten up by mosquitoes.

I love not picking ticks off my dog (yes they do exist here, but you don't know ticks until you've picked off like 30 of them from a dog that is on monthly preventative in the spring).

I love that it cools down as soon as the sun goes down.

Not sure what to tell you, I love the dry air and low humidity!!!

Oh and I never use lotion and my skin is fine - again oily skin.
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Denver - Wash Park
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I have no idea why people think that low humidity is good
I just got off the airplane in New Orleans and have to think that you are joking.
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