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Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies and Southwest

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into the week. There are fire weather concerns in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies and Southwest posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

Dew Point Statistics
for West Central and Southwest Florida

If you really want to know just how "dry" or "humid" it will feel outside, look at the dew point instead of the relative humidity. The higher the dew point the greater the amount of moisture in the air, and therefore the muggier it will feel.

Across West Central and Southwest Florida we experience a range of dew points throughout the year from those cool winter days with dew points below 30°F to those sweltering summer days when dew points are above 80°F. When the dew points reach these levels in the summer it can lead to heat indices reaching dangerously high levels which can compound the risk for heat-related illnesses. Please visit the NWS Heat Safety Tips and Resources web page for more heat safety information and for local details about heat index and some statistics from across West Central and Southwest Florida visit our Heat Tools and Statistics web page.

You can also visit the NWS Experimental Heat Risk page to visualize heat impacts in a new way. This index is supplementary to official NWS heat products and is meant to provide risk guidance for those decision makers and heat-sensitive populations who need to take actions at levels that may be below current NWS heat product levels.
 
     
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