Weather Wednesday: Dew Point Versus Relative Humidity

Weather Wednesday
Comparing relative humidity between three environments at different temperatures.

After the stretch of humid conditions that we have experienced lately, you probably saw the StormTracker 6 Weather Team showing dew point temperatures.  It is easy to think that looking at the relative humidity would be a better measurement of humidity, but it is not.  This week’s Weather Wednesday report looks into the difference between relative humidity and dew point temperatures when forecasting your comfort level outside.  A lot of it comes down to moisture, and how much water vapor the air can hold.  Remember, warmer air can hold more moisture than cooler air.  StormTracker 6 meteorologist Diane Phillips has the full explanation in the video above.

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