It’s not the heat. It’s the humidity…

You’ve heard this expression many times before…
This week has been particularly muggy. The temperatures have been hot for sure with average highs in the mid to upper 90’s. But when you factor in the humidity, it feels hotter. Here’s why. When the air is full of moisture (high humidity), your perspiration does not evaporate off of your skin as easily so you can’t cool down. Think of an example – stepping out of a swimming pool. On a breezy and dry day, the water quickly evaporates off of your skin and you cool down very quickly. But if the day is very humid, then the water can’t evaporate as easily off of your skin because the air is already full of water. So you can’t cool down as easily.
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