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View Poll Results: If the temperature outside is over 80°F/27°C, what dew point range do you prefer?
0-20°F 34 11.00%
20-30°F 23 7.44%
30-40°F 38 12.30%
40-50°F 80 25.89%
50-60°F 60 19.42%
60°F-70°F 41 13.27%
70°F+ 33 10.68%
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:14 PM
 
Location: York
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I take it somewhere like Houston is your worst nightmare then, mid 90's and 75F dew points!
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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Current Dewpoints
One day could you post a pic of an afternoon in Africa, I am curious to see the differences there. Like 9AM EST would be 2PM central longtitude Africa, thanks.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:19 PM
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The highest dew point we got last year was very briefly 77°F. Temperature wasn't much higher, so it didn't result in a very heat index. It was followed by torrential rain. As mentioned before, one thing that makes higher dew points interesting is a potential for heavier rainfall.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I forgot an important factor in dewpoint comfortability. Winds! If there's at least 20mph winds I can tolerate 50s better. But it just seems like its hard to get wind here. I wonder if being in a woodsy area the trees block any light breeze that comes through.

But right now its 7pm and just downright oppressive! Like someone is pressing down on you. I'm out but I bet the dews are over 61 now at 7pm. Nasty out. Nothing refreshing about this.

Nei,... Great idea. When I get back I'll look for the highest for last yr.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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It is uncomfortable at 19 C dew when the sun shines on you. The bad thing is that dew points get into the high 20s C during sunny days in summer, in the worst periods barring 30 C. That's why I hate summer so much.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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when it was 24C and a dewpoint of 15C here yesterday it felt really muggy and sticky.

anyways, for gothenburg in July-August
average high dewpoint: 16C
average high temperature 21C

average low dewpoint: 11C
average low temperature: 13C
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I don't think I've ever experienced a dewpoint above 70F here in seattle; the highest I remember is either 68F or 69F in september a few years back, and everyone was commenting on the unusual humidity on that day. in the summer it's usually never that dry or that humid: dewpoints in the low to mid 50s are usual.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Dewpoints here were in the low-to-mid 60s today with the temperature in the low 80s. Didn't feel too bad. The breeze made a huge difference.

I prefer dry air during the summer. Gets way too humid here and it's not even as oppressive as the south, though sometimes it's on par.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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For me, the lower the dewpoint, the better. I am a big fan of high summer diurnal ranges. (For example 70/40F, which just isn't possible in humid conditions. I don't like it extremely dry however, like in the Desert Southwest with their 2% summer humidities. 15-30% is good. Right now we've got ourselves a 50F dewpoint, with 50% humidity. Tomorrow will be 70s with rain, I'm sure we'll get dewpoints in the low 60's F.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The highest dew point we got last year was very briefly 77°F. Temperature wasn't much higher, so it didn't result in a very heat index. It was followed by torrential rain. As mentioned before, one thing that makes higher dew points interesting is a potential for heavier rainfall.
I looked back at my weather station data and the Highest dewpoint I had in 2012 was 79.1° on July 15th. Temp hit 88.5°F. Winds from SW. 3.10" of rain that day which was my wettest day of the year too. Talk about an extreme day. Gees.
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