Remarkable diving dew points

Tuesday, July 14th, was a truly remarkable summer day for Central Virginia.  Temperatures were nice for certain… in the mid-80s, but it was the plunge in dew points that made it truly amazing.

Dew points give us a sense of how much water vapor is in the air, with readings above 60 making things more uncomfortable, and levels in the 50s and below generally perceived as comfortable.  Tuesday’s dew points were in the 40s, and in some spots as low as the 30s!  These are levels usually reserved for spring or fall, and are rarely seen in summer.

Even the hottest days this summer, in the lower 90s, have been scattered and certainly nothing extreme for Richmond this time of year.

Posted by Jim Duncan

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8 Responses to Remarkable diving dew points

  1. Brian says:

    It’s been nice, hoping it will last. I would also like a really cold winter this year

  2. It’s really dry. I need 2 rainy days in a row to survive.

  3. Will this low humidity cause a shortage of my favorite beverage, Mountain Dew?

  4. Matt Denardo says:

    Maybe all this cool summer weather means our winter will be REALLY hot…, NO SNOW AGAIN!!!

  5. Jenn says:

    Maybe all this cool summer weather means our winter will be REALLY cold….SNOW!!!

    • nbc12weather says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised, although building El Nino often implies fewer arctic outbreaks for East, but more precip. Southeastern U.S. So could work in our favor for snow.
      Jim D.

  6. Cory says:

    Best summer in Richmond since I moved here 7 years ago. Keep it coming.

  7. Stacy says:

    It was wonderful! I hung a load of towels and jeans shorts on the clothes line and they were completely dry no time (2 hours?). This is opposed to Saturday (or maybe it was Friday) when I had to leave a load on the line so long that I forgot about it and next thing I know we got a rain shower!;( Oh well, if you’re gonna be stupid, you gotta be tough!

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