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Old 07-30-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Originally Posted by suzco View Post
Out of curiosity, I just checked temperature and humidity at the NOAA (National Weather Service) site.

At 3:40 PM on Sunday, July 25:

Three Colorado cities:

Boulder
86º
25% humidity

Denver
87º
29% humidity

Grand Junction
95º
17% humidity

Then, Arizona and Nevada:

Phoenix
106º
20% humidity

Las Vegas
108º
12% humidity

Yes, it's "more humid" here. It's also slightly cooler. When it heats up, it get drier. In the mornings, when it's cooler, it's more humid. When it's raining, or right before rain, it's also more humid.

But, no matter, it's still pretty dry overall here. And notice, this afternoon, Grand Junction is both cooler and less humid than Phoenix. Right now, Las Vegas wins for hottest and driest.
Relative humidity depends on temperature. To get a measure of absolutely how humid it is (i.e. how much water is in the air), you should compare dewpoints. Fortunately, there's a way to compute dewpoint from Temperature and relative humidity.

Comparing the dewpoints on the times you mentioned ...
Boulder 46, Denver 51, Grand Junction 43, Phoenix 57, Vegas 44.

Phoenix wins.

That is to be expected in July and August. During the summer monsoon, Phoenix is the most humid of all those places mentioned most days. During May and June, Denver is going to be the most humid of all those places mentioned most days.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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Finally got some rain. The humidity is now at 72%.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NW. MO.
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Anybody else getting tired of this humidity that we`ve been having a lot lately? We are suppose to be getting more rain next week which means more humidity.
I spent a few years around Denver and never noticed any real humidity. I would have enjoyed that.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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Obviously people have different tolerances to heat combined with humidity. However, in 10+ years of checking heat indexes (which is usually correlated to the dewpoint) for CO Front Range cities, I can never remember seeing an instance where the heat index was higher then the temperature. That doesn't mean that it hasn't happened, but it does imply that humid heat is not usually a problem around here for the average person.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Since when does Denver get Humid.?!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Since when does Denver get Humid.?!
It gets humid when it rains, just like any other city in the world.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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Since when does Denver get Humid.?!
Occasionally, Denver does get humid. Not humid like it gets in the south or midwest, but the idea that denver is always dry is a myth. Often times during the summer, our dew points rise into the 50s/low 60s which indicates a fair amount of moisture in the air. I remember a couple summers back (2009), it stayed consistently humid through the summer with afternoon and evening thunderstorms almost every day. I loved that summer.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It gets humid when it rains, just like any other city in the world.
Denvers perception of Humidity is raining? Interesting
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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hah! Now, if it would just rain! Geez!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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hah! Now, if it would just rain! Geez!
Its raining right now.!
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