Heard today: "Oh, it was hot yesterday and today is going to be unbearable."
me: "What’s the temperature supposed to be?"
she: "I think around 80-85"
me: "oh…high humidity?"
she: "maybe 50%. Nothing like back East or down South"
OK…we need to have a talk.
Cold-Cool- Nice – Warm-Hot
Muggy – Humid – Nice – Dry
at 85 deg F, it is not HOT. HOT is 95. It doesn’t matter what the humidity is. HOT does not take into consideration humidity. It can be 78 deg F and MUGGY. It can be 85 and muggy. Both are UNCOMFORTABLE. But neither is HOT.
Cool is when you put something on to take the edge off. Cool is below room temperature. COLD is when you can see your breath (at normal dew pt).
Warm is when you wear shorts to keep from burning up. Warm is above room temperature. HOT is when you burn, and not necessarily from the sun.
NICE is everything in between Cool and Warm temperature-wise. Humidity-wise, Nice is anything below a percentage where you feel the air on your skin.
In Phoenix…it’s hot right now. 115 and 13% humidity.
In Seattle…it’s NICE right now. 75 and 40% humidity.
In Santiago, Chile…it’s COOL right now. 60 and 40% humidity.
In Tierra del Fuego, Chile….its COLD…38 deg. (no humidity reading…but it doesn’t matter).
Humidity has nothing to do with HOT or COLD.
It’s not HOT until you start dehydrating from just standing.
It’s COLD when you can see your breath (at normal dew pt).
Get it straight, now!