Winnipeg matches record-high dew point


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Dew or dew not, there is no dry.

Winnipeg matched a more-than-half-century old humidity record on July 17.

That afternoon, the dew point reached 26.1 C — a record set in July 1966, Scott Kehler, president and chief scientist at Weatherlogics, announced on Twitter.

Dew point is defined as the temperature at which air needs to cool to reach saturation. In other words, the higher the dew point, the more moisture in the air.

In contrast, relative humidity is the percentage of moisture in the air versus how much it can hold. (The air’s capacity to hold moisture increases as the temperature climbs.)

And more, the humidex considers the temperature and humidity to describe how hot the weather feels to an average person.

On July 17, Winnipeg reached a temperature of 33 C — 44 C with the humidex).


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