Broken Clouds Equal Humidity


Living in Northern California, I do not pretend to know much about humidity. Having lived in San Diego where humidity can be a factor in late summer, I was more than pleasantly surprised when I realized Nor Cal has low humidity as a rule. My curly hair frizzes when exposed to humidity, so it loves the drier air.

I visited my cousins who live in East Texas, and it seemed no matter what time of year we were there, it was HUMID. The kind of humidity, that when you take a shower and dry off, 60 seconds later you are drenched again!

This photo, submitted for Jennifer Nicole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge: humid, shows the broken cloud pattern indicative of monsoon moisture that made its way up the coast from Mexico.  No rain (which we desperately need), but clouds, humidity and only slightly cooler temperatures than a normal, hot summer day.


I will take my heat dry, please. How do you like your heat? Hot and dry, or hot and muggy?

26 Comments on “Broken Clouds Equal Humidity

  1. Nice #cloudporn. I like my heat hot and dry. Not finding much of that in the tropics but I am not complaining. I grew up in Chicago where summer was HELL. My favorite heat is in Arizona.

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  2. Hot and Dry.
    Terri: Thank you for putting your links in my post. However, it is coming up as waiting moderation at Reflections. I don’t want to tell my tech girl there’s a problem at if there isn’t.
    Did you go straight to mostlyblogging to try or did you click the link in your Email which would have taken you to Reflections?


  3. Not hot and muggy for sure! I like hot and dry better – I know how it feels when it is too humid, gosh, I can be in pool the whole day if only I have a swimming pool! Great shot, Terri, I love the way you framed the clouds with the leaves 🙂

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  4. I’ve lived through both: 100 degree temperature with 90+ humidity of South Tex. (with no A/C in the house), and three-mile runs in 115 degree temperatures but dry climate of Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Tex. The dry climate was definitely more bearable for me. (Although I might agree and say East Texas with all its tall trees blocking any possible wind could be the worse.)

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  5. What a stunning photo!!! I’m just north of you in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and I definitely prefer dry heat (wavy hair = poodle look when humid!). Of course we get a ton of rain here for 3 seasons out of the year, but rain-related humidity is somehow different than humidity that comes with heat. I lived in Florida for a few years and…. My God it was horrid!!!

    I’m so happy I came across your blog! I’m loving it’s eclectic feel and the versatility in your writing. Looking forward to reading more! 🙂

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  7. No heat please. The pump went out on the swamp cooler a while ago, and it was so hot. It is fixed now, and it really works well, but I’d just as soon not have to use it.


  8. Hot and dry is definitely best, but I the UK we tend to get a lot of muggy weather. Humidity is pretty much a constant. 🙂 Nice photo.

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  9. I would take dry heat over humidity any day. That said I think I’ve only ever experienced the humid side of that equation, never having been to the west coast. But I do intend to at least visit one of these days.

    I love your image, such beautiful light and intriguing cloud pattern. Thanks for sharing.

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