Hi All Internet Friends!
Today we’re going to talk about humidity as Summer comes to a close and Fall is starting to come around, noted by the reemergence of pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider.
**As a quick aside, don’t think we’ve forgotten about our drunken vlogs! They’re edited, just need to post them!**
Okay, back to the topic at hand: humidity and Summer. I’ve always been partial to colder weather. I love overcast days with a cool breeze. Sweater weather type stuff. So, as you can imagine, Summer on either coast has never been my favorite season. However, humidity is my personal hell and so spending 3.5 months living in it has been a HUGE adjustment, but not one I’ve welcomed. Growing up in LA, you never really experience humidity except for on beach days or on a day trip down to San Diego. The worst humidity I’ve ever experienced was (well it’s a tie between 2 incidents): 1) visiting family in Louisiana (New Orleans) in August; 2) Visiting family in Chicago in August. On both of these trips, it was 100 degrees everyday, at least, and was around 80-95% humid each day as well. I was fine experiencing this type of weather on the rare family vacation, but moving to New Hampshire, this was typical for most of the Summer. I can’t even count how many Summer rain/thunderstorms there were (and by that I mean it’s still 90 degrees outside but pouring rain), or days when you needed to shower twice just to not feel sticky and gross.
On the west coast, because the air is dry, your sweat absorbs and you’re able to self-cool. However, when it’s so humid that you can see beads of sweat on your arm while taking the dog outside, there’s no evaporation happening so your body isn’t able to cool itself down. That is why humidity is my personal hell. Because not only is it hot as hell outside, YOU CAN’T COOL OFF UNTIL YOU COME INSIDE! It makes doing any outside activity, or even physical activity in any capacity, wholly unappealing and miserable.
Now, if you ask someone who has lived in a humid climate since forever, they might say “oh it’s not so bad once you get used to it.” Well, unfortunately for me, I could not get used to it.
So let’s all say a small thank you to the weather gods that it is now almost the time of year when I can break out boots, sweaters, and scarves and not have to think about dying of heat for another 6 months. (Just have to worry about frost bite!)
Thanks for tuning in!