A refreshing dip in humidity! Temps are in the 50s in some areas this morning. Zach Maloch tells us how long this sticks around. — It's looking like a pleasant Wednesday for late June in North Carolina. On TV, Meteorologist Zach Maloch tells us how long this nice stretch of cooler weather will last.
Published: 2007-09-30 13:43:43
Updated: 2007-09-30 13:43:43
Posted September 30, 2007 1:43 p.m. EDT
By Mike Gazzillo
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Mike, Using comparative climatology tables from the National Climatic Data Center for the two regions, here are the figures I came up with:
For Raleigh, average summertime Relative Humidity is 88% at 7 am, 57% at 1 pm
For Long Island (based on Islip observations), summer RH is 74% at 7 am, 55% at 1 pm
Note it is useful to include both morning and afternoon readings, since RH is dependent on both the temperature and the amount of water vapor in the air, and thus tends to maximize around sunrise and reach a minimum in the afternoon.