Friday, January 8

What Does It Mean ...

What does it mean when the dew point is -19°F?

Isn't that an oxymoron?

I mean, by definition, dew point is the temperature to which the air must be cooled for the humidity to condense into water. Except when we're talking about -19, water would be ice.

So, I wonder, if the temperature were to drop a few degrees, would the humidity in the air turn into ice crystals? Would snow just spontaneously form all around us?

That would be awesome.

Meanwhile, Adam's really glad for the hat and muff I made him last year. The temperature as he'll be leaving for work is -9 with a wind chill of -26.

Excuse me. I suddenly feel the need to go put on a sweater and another pair of socks.

1 comment:

  1. I've always been a tad confused by that as well.

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