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Relative humidity, dew point, heat index... trying to figure out what to wear from all these buzzy weather words is enough to make you sweat! But fear not, today we're giving you a break down on how to use the local weather report to your advantage, and hopefully equip you with enough knowledge to avoid that annoying humidity fueled puddle of back sweat...

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Producer/Writer -
Kirk Zamieroski

Host:
Alexa Billow

Executive Producer:
Hilary Hudson

Scientific consultants:
Michelle Boucher, PhD
Dan Billow, AMS
Brianne Raccor, PhD

Music:
Roberto Daglio - Mr. Fantastic
Sam Leopard - Je Trace Ma Route

Sources:
https://www.weather.gov/arx/why_dewpoint_vs_humidity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAgli8giur4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNNSugTdpqo
http://www.dpcalc.org/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/08/weather-weenies-prefer-dew-point-over-relative-humidity-and-you-should-too/?utm_term=.1f3a8ffa73ca
http://web.gccaz.edu/~lnewman/gph111/topic_units/labs_all/water%20vapor%20capacity%20of%20air.pdf
https://www.weather.gov/ama/heatindex
https://themysteriousworld.com/cities-with-best-weather-year-round/
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/07/how_does_the_heat_index_work.html
https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0450(1979)018%3C0861:TAOSPI%3E2.0.CO;2
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weather/ct-wea-asktom-0827-20170825-column.html

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