Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Heat Index

Well it's July and you'd expect nothing less from Mother Nature this time of the year -- but I have to say that I am SO glad to be in Colorado where there humidity is low and not in Mississippi where it is high!

I was just checking a few observations in the southern states and there are places already at 85 to 90 degrees with a heat index above 100! It is still morning!

The heat index is just a "feels like" temperature -- meaning what your body feels due to the amount of moisture in the air.

Here in the west, we actually have a negative heat index at times during the summer because it is so dry.

The sweat evaporates off your body so fast it actually has a cooling effect.

The other day here in Denver it was 98 degrees with only 8% humidity. I think the heat index was something like 95 degrees.

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