Sunday, May 15, 2016

On Borrowed Time...

Usually by mid-May we begin to feel more summer-like as highs approach 90 BUT the humidity levels increase to make us feel hotter.   So far, this May has not been that way for the 1st 2 weeks.  I find watching the DEW POINT temperature gives a much more accurate reading of the amount of moisture in the air.  Typically, when the dew point is below 60, most of us call it “good feel” air.  It may be warm 85-88, but it’s not awful.   Once the dew points top 65, many of us start to feel uncomfortable and above 70+ it’s just oppressive.  This weekend we enjoyed dew points in the 40s & 50s, but that will change this week.   In fact we were back to 60 this afternoon and will flirt with 70 by Tuesday.   70+ dew points indicate there is a lot of water vapor in the air and if any upper disturbances come along, coupled with daytime heating, we could see periods of heavy rainfall.  That is possible later this week.  Too soon to know if we’ll again see any flooding problems but it’s something you’ll need to pay attention to as we get to midweek.   Until then, I’m going back out on my patio with my glass of chardonnay & my dog Bailey and we’ll enjoy what’s left of our last, perhaps final cool front until October.  Stay tuned.

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