You gotta have both in order to survive. We need the rain and we need the sunshine. This week has included chances of rain each day. Only a select few are actually seeing them... so what does that make me? Don't answer that...lol
Humidity levels have been slowly increasing across the region. I did see some Dew Point temps in the upper 60s. It was in that same area that the lone shower developed. The dew point number is truly the easiest way to keep up with the comfort level in the atmosphere. The Relative Humidity can be a bit tricky so I stick with the DP's. Here's an easy way to look at it... the closer the DP is to the air temp... the higher the RH is going to be. Here's a really good definition...
The dew point is the temperature to which a given parcel of air must be cooled, at constant barometric pressure, for water vapor to condense into water. The condensed water is called dew. The dew point is a saturation point.
The dew point is associated with relative humidity. A high relative humidity indicates that the dew point is closer to the current air temperature. Relative humidity of 100% indicates the dew point is equal to the current temperature and the air is maximally saturated with water. When the dew point remains constant and temperature increases, relative humidity will decrease.
At a given barometric pressure, independent of temperature, the dew point indicates the mole fraction of water vapor in the air, and therefore determines the specific humidity of the air. The dew point is an important statistic for general aviation pilots, as it is used to calculate the likelihood of carburetor icing and fog, and estimate the height of the cloud base.
The next solid chance of rain won't arrive until later this week. It will be drive in here on Friday.
That front will try to clear the humidity out of here for the weekend.
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