It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

Hard to believe that it’s already the last Friday of May.  Summer is right around the corner – usually seems to be the kickoff to that, even though the official first day of summer isn’t until June 20th.  I’m OK with it starting now, except for the heat and humidity already running rampant, which has already been happening this year. 

is not my friend.

It appears that for this holiday weekend Mother Nature will be combining spring and together in one felled swoop.  Nighttime lows in the upper 60’s (which usually means low 70’s) and daytime highs in the upper 80’s (which means low 90’s) interspersed with scattered rain and thunder storms.  And the humidity – oh the humidity – sitting at 70-95%.

It makes those last-minute freeze warnings at night just last month seem like a distant memory.  And also means that in between the rain and/or thunder storms, we’ll finally be able to successfully do some planting.

If we don’t wither from the stifling humidity while we’re at it.

It also makes me homesick for Washington State – Memorial Day was always the first camping weekend to kick off summer, even if it was a rainy one to start.  In spite of the running joke that it always rains in Seattle, when it does get nice and hot, there isn’t the humidity to contend with.  Give me 110 degrees of dry heat (like a visit to Arizona did) and you won’t hear me complaining. 

That phrase “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” is something I’ve found myself saying often during the summer months since moving to PA – the tends to make you spend less time outside since every time you try to draw in oxygen, you feel like you’re being stifled.  Especially when the humidity is literally so thick it looks like fog:

I’m not a lover of heat – you can only take so many clothes off – and that, my friends, would be a very scary prospect.

Which brings me to this week’s question:

Does it get humid where you live? How’s your weather shaping up for this weekend?

Have a great weekend.

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27 thoughts on “It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

  1. Hi Stacy, it sounds funny but, boy, do I wish I was on your side of the world! We’ve had our first snow fall here and frosty mornings. Forecast for our weekend is rain and cold 🙁 I would have to agree with you on the humidity when it’s hot; it really gets to you. Enjoy your weekend, and try not to get too hot 😉

  2. My mom always says, “Dry or humid, hot is HOT!” I’ve never experienced truly humid weather to tell the difference between dry and humid, but as of right now, hot IS hot o.O

    The weather here is actually shaping up to be pretty up there in degrees, too. It hit 90 today!

    Hopefully you keep cool this weekend 🙂

  3. Weeeeeell, I hate to brag but I’m saying Aloha from sunny, non-humid, Honolulu 🙂 So I’m sure you can imagine what the weather is shaping up to be.

    HOWEVER, we lived in Maryland for one year before moving here in fall of ’10 and omg, I will not forget how humid it was there. We were about 30 minutes in between Baltimore and D.C. and there was never, ever any breeze. To top it off, when we arrived it was July, and I was 13 weeks pregnant. Ooooooh, pregnant in my first humid summer! Ugh! I’m from Alaska, when we do get heat (yes, we get heat lol), it’s nice and dry, just like Arizona! No humidity. I remember walking outside and seeing that same kind of humid fog, and hardly being able to breathe because the air was so heavy!

    I do not envy you Stacy! Sending you some nice cool trade wind vibes!

  4. Temperature is a bothersome but humidity is not .. if its hot its hot and if its cold its cold just humidity makes them intense ..

  5. But I love the weather in the picture. When you visit our place you will be able to see such kind of weather because it is mountain. Thanks for sharing this and i must say that you need to use dryer in drying your clothes today!LOL!

  6. Ha, weather the same as you!!! Craziness, it is better by a tad bit than Florida… at least it’s not 9 months out of the year!
    Tara was complaining that her hair would not straighten yesterday – well I think not with the 1,000% humidity!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Here in Puerto Rico, everyday is a summer day. So the heat can crank up high enough to get you to the beach, but as you say when the humidity is kicking it up as well, a cold shower is in demand every few hours or a trip to the mall.

    Newest follower, found you at Aloha Friday!

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  8. Hey, being from Trinidad its always hot and humid. True this dry season has been more rain than sun, but when the sun comes out we have to fun for Shade.
    I am your newest follower. found you on Aloha Friday. Follow back please.

  9. Making a few plans for a get together on Sunday. Not sure what we will be making but will be making a run to Costco! I am not a fan of humidity. When I visit my dad in Florida I will often have a wet head most days, like I just got out of the shower! We get humity but not until to gets closer to 100 degrees.

  10. This is so funny. I’m hopping around discovering new blogs today and I’ve found a few local Philly bloggers in a row! I can relate with the humidity, especially today. I did live in D.C. for 7 years and it was even worse down there.

  11. We have pretty good weather here in Eastern Canada although it can get humid from time to time. This weekend we are heading to our cottage, supposed to be sunny with clear skies. Perfect lake weather 🙂

  12. i can not STAND heat… i would rather be cold any day of the week…
    lol, it hasnt been sweltering here.. YET, but I feel its coming soon.

  13. Yep, it gets VERY humid where I live. I hate being so STICKY from it all the time. Its SUPPOSED to be raining all weekend, with thunderstorms on satuday.

    Who knows though….

  14. I am in Eastern Washington and it just gets HOT here, not super humid. (I checked and out humidity is supposed to be 28% today) Hope you get through the weekend okay!

  15. I live high in the mountains of Colorado. We have a very dry climate, but we’re actually expecting snow over Memorial Day weekend. We love our snow in the winter, but summer snow is less fun. 🙂

  16. Hi Honey! I’m hooooooooooooome!~ Weather has been great the last few days. Although yesterday was a bit hot & we’re a bit burned, but as far as humid we don’t get that until towards the end of the summer. I hate humid weather. My body just cannot take it. YUK Have a great weekend., and Monday’s info will not be sent out until tonight.

  17. Hi Stacy,
    Not normally very humid here in WI, although it gets that way on occasion. However, grew up in Arkansas and it was steaming humid there. No pleasant!

    Visiting and (already following on Twitter) from Aloha Friday Blog Hop. I’d love if you could check out my blog and Weekend Blog Walk as well.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2
    http://www.athometake2.blogspot.com

  18. It’s been summer here in Louisiana for the past 3 months. It’s HOT and humid and just ugh.

    I don’t know what the weather will be like but I know it will be HOT and humid!

    I hope you’ll get to have a great weekend despite the weather.

    Oh and by the way, I do take off my clothes, that’s why I was so disappointed when the neighbor’s kid showed up to play with the kids today. I just wanted nothing on me in the heat!

  19. Though it has the potential to be humid it is usually only mildly humid where I am (in San Antonio). This weekend, however, I’m in Houston, and it is very humid here.

  20. memorial day was always camping growing up here as well…mem day was a scorcher here as well…funny all your posts just bum rushed my reader tonight…like a months worth…