Friday, July 7, 2017

The Facepalm Chronicles, 1

You may have seen how The Weather Channel's periodic local forecast break starts with a snarky little tagline. Just now the one shown to us here in my town said, "But it's a DRY heat."

Immediately thereafter came the current local conditions: Temperature 87°; "Feels Like" 98°.

But it's a dry heat.

Update, 3:45 p.m.: Current conditions at Mustache World Headquarters: temperature 91°, "feels like" 102°.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure when a temperature "feels" 11° warmer, it's not because of dry air.

'Nother update, Monday morning: cool front finally came through, and the actual and "feels like" temperatures are the same, just under 80°.

Not quite El Paso, but I'll take it.


  1. Last time I went to El Paso, it was about 98 degrees, and "felt like" 90. Relative humidity: about 18 percent. Now that's a dry heat.

  2. Sacramento could get muggy at times, but mostly when it was hot it was the opposite of humid. And then there was Fairbanks, easily twice as far from maritime influence as any other place I've lived.