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Old 06-12-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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lol 88. Anything 80's still constitutes as warm to me.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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Cool map. Having lived in several regions of the country, these do seem to match when people start complaining about the heat. I live in WI now, and it's still funny to me that people complain when it's 85, but not too much when it's 0. I have not adapted to that yet!
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Interesting, I'd say over 85 (especially with significant humidity) is "too hot" to enjoy outdoor activities (except swimming) for me, and that's what aligns (WI/MN). I also would agree with someone above that when it nears 80 and is humid, that's not very comfortable for biking/hiking/whatever, at least for me. 30s through 70s is the sweet spot for activities for me.

Also depends on where in the region you grew up, obviously. I grew up in northern Door County, basically an island out in Lake Michigan which moderated summer/winter temperatures greatly, so the 90s were unheard of. Over 85 in the summer strung together for a day or two was a heat wave. I'm sure they feel quite different in landlocked southern Iowa, which is the same state range. Or Houghton MI up on Lake Superior vs Dubuque. Not to mention California near the coast or out in the desert etc etc.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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80+ is too hot for me. I've lived in Texas all my life but I sweat too easily.

Give me 60's and a slight breeze any day of the week.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The temperature means nothing, to anyone who knows anything abut the weather. In any summer temperature, the dew point below 70 is comfortable, above 75 is uncomfortable. The dew point is not often announced on the weathercast, but it is usually pretty close to the overnight low temperature. The relative humidity figure is absolutely useless, it drops from 100 to about 30 or 40 during the course of a day, and the discomfort still seems the same.

So assuming the dew point is 72, that will give the same degree of discomfort to people everywhere, whether the temperature is 80 or 110. So then, in high humidity areas, people will say 80 is hot, and in a low humidity area, 110 will feel he same;

It often goes over 100 here. If I have to walk to the supermarket, I do mid-afternoon, because the dewpoint remains about the same all day, but in mid afternoon, there are a few more shading clouds and a bit of breeze, so it's better then. If the dewpoint is 75, I might wait till the next day. Even a change from 75 down to 73 makes a noticeable difference.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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The dew point is not often announced on the weathercast, but it is usually pretty close to the overnight low temperature.
You can check it on almost any weather site, though.

This is useful if you want to see the big picture. Predictable big difference east & west. I'm at 71º right now, nice summery feel but not too oppressive.



https://www.mesonet.org/index.php/we...point_humidity
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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So assuming the dew point is 72, that will give the same degree of discomfort to people everywhere, whether the temperature is 80 or 110. So then, in high humidity areas, people will say 80 is hot, and in a low humidity area, 110 will feel he same;
Nah, this topic/map is about regional averages and how people conditioned to different climates across the country react to the same temperatures, it's not about dew points. Everyone already knows the dry/wet affects on feel.
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Nah, this topic/map is about regional averages and how people conditioned to different climates across the country react to the same temperatures, it's not about dew points. Everyone already knows the dry/wet affects on feel.
How people react depends on . . . umm . . . how they feel, right?
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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I'm a bit surprised people from the Pac NorthWest tolerate higher temperatures than the upper Midwest. I'd imagine it would be flipped but this is maybe a reflection of the Pac NorthWest having unusually warmer summers lately.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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105 degrees where I live.
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