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Old 10-14-2010, 08:02 AM
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That's very dry.
Definitely on the dry side. But not unusually so. We had drier a few times last week. Is that not common in New Zealand?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:06 AM
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I don't care what the heat index is with 96 F and 35% humidity.
I'm somewhat insensitive to humidity,
and that amount of humidity would feel dry-to-arid to me,
yet is humid enough to prevent dry, cracked skin
or to keep plants from drying out at an alarming-rate.
That's because 96F and 35% humidity isn't that humid. It would give a heat index of 98F. I agree with you that less humid might be unpleasant. It would give an unpleasant feeling of the water is being sucked out of you and you would constantly thirsty.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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That's because 96F and 35% humidity isn't that humid. It would give a heat index of 98F. I agree with you that less humid might be unpleasant. It would give an unpleasant feeling of the water is being sucked out of you and you would constantly thirsty.
I used NWS calculator and found out you are correct; feels like 98 F. Good guess?

Canadian humidex is much higher,
but our "feels like" scale is probably different than the USA's heat index...

Canadian humidex for 96 F/36 C with 35% humidity is 106 F/41 C.
That puts it into the "...Intense discomfort, avoid exertion..." range.
It also considers humidexes above 40 C to be "extremely high."

Here's a link for Canadian humidex:
Canadian Humidex Calculator
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:47 AM
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I used NWS calculator and found out you are correct; feels like 98 F. Good guess?

Canadian humidex is much higher,
but our "feels like" scale is probably different than the USA's heat index...

Canadian humidex for 96 F/36 C with 35% humidity is 106 F/41 C.
That puts it into the "...Intense discomfort, avoid exertion..." range.
It also considers humidexes above 40 C to be "extremely high."

Here's a link for Canadian humidex:
Canadian Humidex Calculator
Yea, I know Canada uses different scales. I found this summer that I thought the NWS calculator felt accurate. 35% humidity at 96F is dry-ish but not very dry. If that doesn't feel close to 96F, what is 96F supposed to feel like?

When we got that combination (might have been 94/95 instead) we didn't we get any heat advisories. Canada must think the locals can't handle heat. That combination (or maybe a few degrees cooler) is great for swimming.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Yea, I know Canada uses different scales. I found this summer that I thought the NWS calculator felt accurate. 35% humidity at 96F is dry-ish but not very dry. If that doesn't feel close to 96F, what is 96F supposed to feel like?

When we got that combination (might have been 94/95 instead) we didn't we get any heat advisories. Canada must think the locals can't handle heat. That combination (or maybe a few degrees cooler) is great for swimming.
Which is why I find their scale silly.
And compared to using a sauna or car heat in winter, 96 F with 30% humidity isn't any different for me, for heat index.
50+%? yes.

Your heat index system probably assumes some heat tolerance for avg people.

Our system probably assumes very-little heat tolerance for avg people.
Very few people are too hot when the TV doesn't warn them it could be.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:34 AM
 
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I find it funny how in Canada, when we officially get a "heatwave" in summer (i.e. 3 consecutive days at 90F or higher) in some areas they open "cooling centres". I bet if the folks who lived down south heard that, they'd be busting their guts laughing... a cooling centre after 3 days at 90F
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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Definitely on the dry side. But not unusually so. We had drier a few times last week. Is that not common in New Zealand?
Not that uncommon in the eastern areas in foehn wind conditions. Humidities as low as about 5% have been recorded.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:45 PM
 
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I find it funny how in Canada, when we officially get a "heatwave" in summer (i.e. 3 consecutive days at 90F or higher) in some areas they open "cooling centres". I bet if the folks who lived down south heard that, they'd be busting their guts laughing... a cooling centre after 3 days at 90F
I would assume that's because fewer people have A/C in Canada. Chicago didn't take the 1995 heatwave seriously enough and hundreds of people ended up dying.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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Light to moderate rain with some sleet and snow mixing in
Winds 10-20 MPH
35 F
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Light to moderate rain with some sleet and snow mixing in
Winds 10-20 MPH
35 F
So you like a windchill of 25 F? Have you considered moving to Barrow, AK? I think it would be to your liking.
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