A month into summer, the humidity holds off

It's been a warm summer, but one way many of you might describe it is humid.


EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – The first half of the weekend brought some sunshine to Western Massachusetts, warm temperatures, but also, relatively comfortable humidity.

We can measure the humidity in the air based on the dew point. The higher the dew point, the more the moisture, the stickier it feels.

This saturday dew points were in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees, slightly humid, but certainly much more comfortable than we were when the dew points have been in the upper 60s or low 70s like they have been much of the summer.

While the summer so far has been warmer than average it hasn’t been that hot with not that many days in the 90s. But what we’ve lacked in heat we’ve made up for in humidity.

Some humidity is good, if it’s humid you don’t cool off too quickly when you get out of the water. But if you’re trying to relax, or do outdoor chores, humidity can make you uncomfortable.

That wasn’t the case on Saturday as somewhat refreshing air stuck around one more day.

Jim Stewart of East Longmeadow told 22News “You can be outside without sweating so much, so it’s very nice. So we eat outside and have lunch outside and dinner outside it’s very nice.”

We could have many more humid days ahead of us, though. We still have just less than 2 months left of summer.

Stephen Fisher of Enfield said “I can’t believe summer’s a third over it just-where did it go? You know?”

The last month of summer is typically noticeably cooler than the first month of summer.

In fact we’ve already past the normal peak of summer heat.

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