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Old 09-24-2011, 08:43 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Current Conditions
79
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: NE 5 mph
Humidity: 74%
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Dew Point: 70
Pressure: 30.02 in

By Mon we are near 100 again

 
Old 09-24-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Originally Posted by nei View Post
72F
Dewpoint: 71F

Cloudy

Why do people have their A/C on in this weather?
Because the dew point is high, I would have my AC on too.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 08:51 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Because the dew point is high, I would have my AC on too.
Still it's not hot, so why does the dew point matter? I don't want any air colder than what it is outside, anyway. Don't people want fresh air?

I feel very comfortable outside and in my unairconditioned room. The air conditioned places inside feel irritatingly chilly and artificial. I hate the "let's seal ourselves away from the outdoors mentatilty"

Yesterday the bus I was on had A/C on and I was shivering badly. I would have preferred the heat on. I was completely soaked through from all the rain. Humid air feels better because you don't chill off as quickly.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Still it's not hot, so why does the dew point matter? I don't want any air colder than what it is outside, anyway. Don't people want fresh air?

I feel very comfortable outside and in my unairconditioned room. The air conditioned places inside feel irritatingly chilly and artificial. I hate the "let's seal ourselves away from the outdoors mentatilty"

Yesterday the bus I was on had A/C on and I was shivering badly. I would have preferred the heat on. I was completely soaked through from all the rain. Humid air feels better because you don't chill off as quickly.
When the dew point is high in the 70's the air is sticky and most people don't like sticky air, I don't. But not everyone handles heat and cold the same, I am VERY hot natured and can't stand the heat and humidity.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Fair
74 F
Dewpoint 66 F
Humidity 76%

Quote:
Originally Posted by nei View Post
Still it's not hot, so why does the dew point matter? I don't want any air colder than what it is outside, anyway. Don't people want fresh air?

I feel very comfortable outside and in my unairconditioned room. The air conditioned places inside feel irritatingly chilly and artificial. I hate the "let's seal ourselves away from the outdoors mentatilty"

Yesterday the bus I was on had A/C on and I was shivering badly. I would have preferred the heat on. I was completely soaked through from all the rain. Humid air feels better because you don't chill off as quickly.
Dew point usually matters more than air temperature, IMO. Lately it's been in the 70s which is normally not bad, but the with the windows open in the house, everything feels kind of warm, damp, and sticky. I'm hoping it dries up a bit this afternoon, but if not, I'm thinking of using the fan setting on the A/C just to dry it up inside.

I agree that sometimes the air is cold and artificial, but could you live in a place like Houston without A/C?
 
Old 09-24-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Clear
Temperature
95 F
Feels Like 101 F
 
Old 09-24-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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7.10am 5C/42F 73%RH Expecting 13C/56F
Scattered high cloud. Winter returns briefly today, with cold rain and a high of only 13C. It will be good to get some fresh snow on the hills.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Coltingbury, NF
08:00
25-09

21.4C / 70.5F
83% humidity
Few Clouds

Going up to some 29 degrees hopefully.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:07 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Fair
74 F
Dewpoint 66 F
Humidity 76%



Dew point usually matters more than air temperature, IMO. Lately it's been in the 70s which is normally not bad, but the with the windows open in the house, everything feels kind of warm, damp, and sticky. I'm hoping it dries up a bit this afternoon, but if not, I'm thinking of using the fan setting on the A/C just to dry it up inside.

I agree that sometimes the air is cold and artificial, but could you live in a place like Houston without A/C?
To each his own. I don't find the dew point makes much of a difference in comfort when the temperatures aren't hot. Unless, of course, one is exercising or doing physical labor, and then the dew point can matter more than temperature. It's 78F with a dew point of 71F outside. The humidity isn't ideal, but I prefer the current weather, to having my room to having cool air come in and having my room closed up. When it was 72F out, I didn't mind the dew point at all.

I noticed when I was outside earlier that the weather felt less tolerable when the sun was out. I wasn't talking about not using the A/C in Houston, I was talking about not using A/C when the air temperatures are in the 70s, as I don't want anything cooler than the outside temperatures.

Yes, I could imagine living without A/C in Houston, especially if the house was designed for staying cool. Would I enjoy it? Definitely not. I think I could adjust to an average Deep South summer. The temperatures this summer looked completely unmanageable.

I met someone from Miami while I was in Portland. He seemed averse to any temperature below 70F, wanted the windows closed at night in the middle of summer, was turning the heat on in June and seem to need to sleep in rather warm temperatures. He claimed you didn't need A/C on every day in South Florida. Perhaps my temperature sense would become like his if I lived down there.
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Currently it's 60 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Nice.
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