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LBReport.com Heat Index Calculator Lets You See How Much Hotter It Feels With The Muggy Humidity


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(Aug. 19, 2012) -- "It's not the heat, it's the humidity"...and a monsoon-style flow from the southeast has brought the LBC humidity that makes it feel hotter than the air temperature indicates.

To calculate the "heat index" -- and see how hot it feels when humidity is taken into account -- click here to use this heat index calculator.

Enter the temperature and humidity figures from the NWS updating chart below (click reload/refresh to update; the chart is also on our front page, www.LBReport,.com) and click "Calculate HI" [heat index] on the "Heat Stress Index Calculator." It will then display the temperature with heat index added. The chart below shows temperatures and humidity recorded each hour at :53 at LB Airport. (Note: it's generally about 5-10 degrees cooler toward the coast).


LBC'ers who've endured summers in the midwest, southeast or northeast laugh west coast grumbling about this...since a summer day with 50% humidity of less would be considered a relief. Fortunately, the humidity tends to fall here as the temperature goes up.

But it really has been muggy in the LB area overnight...and for those without air conditioning (or who can't afford to run it), it's been miserable...and for some elderly residents, it's not a joke.

On Saturday night-Sunday morning, while the temperature was in the low 70s at the Airport, the humidity rose to about 80%, making it feel like was 77 degrees overnight.

A quick check of Home Depot locations in Signal Hill and Lakewood this morning (Aug. 19) indicated they'd sold-out of large box-fans and were taking orders. We managed to find a few fans early Sunday morning at the Ace Hardware Store at Spring/Palo Verde...but as of 9 a.m., they were going fast.

The National Weather Service predicts LB highs ranging from the lower 80s along the coast to near 90 in inland parts of Long Beach today...and forecasts declining temperatures starting on Monday...but doesn't indicate whether the air will be less humid.

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