Feeling Uncomfortable? It’s all about the dew point.

In all the years observing weather, never have I felt a prolonged period of dew point temperatures in the 70’s (11 days),  and it’s just the beginning as Connecticut will kick off the start of a unprecedented 4th heat wave this summer on Sunday.  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. Humidity is at 100% when the air temperature and dew point are equal. When the dew point reaches 70 degrees it’s very tropical feeling and uncomfortable.

Our short lived reprieve will end tomorrow as the cold front will move back over us as warm front. Tempertaures will look like this for the next six days starting this weekend… Sunday 91, Monday 94, Tuesday 96, Wednesday 97, Thursday 95 and Friday 90.

Just think, six months today we’ll be talking about how cold it is outside, so let’s enjoy summertime at its extreme for now.

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