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