Minnesota Farmer

It’s relative
July 18, 2011, 2:33 pm
Filed under: Minnesota, summer | Tags: , , ,

It’s all relative, relative humidity that is.

Southern Minnesota is in the grip of heat and humidity.  Not only are daytime highs exceeding 95 degrees, and nighttime lows just barely going less than 80 degrees, but the humidity is tropical.  We’re talking relative humidity of 90% or more in the morning and over 50% in the heat of the day.  Dew points are holding 75 to 80 degrees.  With all of this water in the air it is impossible to sweat.  The air is so thick that local weather folks have been checking on the humidity in other parts of the world and finding that we have humidity ratings just like the Amazon Jungle.  Our humidity is tropical here in the middle of the continent and a long ways from tropical rain forests.

No need to go to the tropics to enjoy a tropical atmosphere.  Any Minnesota lakeshore will do just fine.  I’ll be seeing you at the beach!



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