Higher dew points in upper Midwest than South Florida

  • Published on Jul 20, 2019
  • The high dew points (which measure moisture in the atmosphere) are usually seen in Florida and the South, but there are exceedingly high dew points in the Upper Midwest. CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN to discuss what to expect in the heat wave.
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Comments • 53

  • River Denair
    River Denair Month ago

    Florida is such a boring state.

  • Terry Normalcy
    Terry Normalcy Month ago

    Things are finally starting to cool of here in NE. Expecting thunder storms and rain tonight. Ty for your concerns. Peace.

  • Tracy Sohl
    Tracy Sohl Month ago

    They don't irrigate in Iowa, especially when it is raining all the time.

  • Liz GizzardLizzard
    Liz GizzardLizzard Month ago

    It's yes and no! Lmao - I'm a weather man and I don't know why the dew point is high I in Midwest? I guess I'm a meterologist also because I don't know either.

    • Real News
      Real News Month ago

      Could it have anything to do with tropical storm Barry recently coming through the area?

  • mallard her
    mallard her Month ago

    I bet she forgets the popsicles.☹️

  • Tom Dockery
    Tom Dockery Month ago

    On the bright side,many EBT'ers will no longer be burdening the hard working taxpayer.


    Alaska for the win!

  • Scott Sloop
    Scott Sloop Month ago +1

    Where it's winter... record cold... where it's summer...heat wave...but you only hear about the HEAT... this is not the change you were looking for. Do your own research... even NASA and NOAA will admit that the AVERAGE temp is down 3 years in a row!

  • Lightning Driver
    Lightning Driver Month ago +1

    Big deal.

  • aron corona
    aron corona Month ago +2

    Wasnt there the polar vortex in the winter in the same area as this heat dome?

  • dafttool
    dafttool Month ago +3

    *Climate Change*


  • SAINT 65
    SAINT 65 Month ago

    'Climate Change is a Chinese Hoax'
    Donald J. Trump

  • TheDesert IsPatient
    TheDesert IsPatient Month ago +2

    There/s lots of water in and on the ground from the flooding. If there’s lots of sunshine then there will be more moisture in the air

  • sick of liberals
    sick of liberals Month ago +4

    Well its good to know climate change wasn't created by humans

  • Togo Burrows
    Togo Burrows Month ago

    we’re having a cold wave here in Vegas-it’s down to 100 degrees

    • fwh79
      fwh79 Month ago

      Togo Burrows: You mean a "cold spell".

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago

      Snow soon 🙃

  • Cool Hand Mark
    Cool Hand Mark Month ago +8

    Greetings from Vegas to the rest of the country... ya buncha heat-puzzy'z lol!

    • Cool Hand Mark
      Cool Hand Mark Month ago +1

      Oh I agree, grew up in Michigan and know all about humidity and dew points (even worse in the south east) which is the real determining factor over humidity. Currently ours is about 30 but going to climb to about 60 the next few days due to some slight precipitation. Here and in Phoenix, anything up to 105 - 110 is actually ok and the nights are epic, but the same thing in Florida, and with the 90% humidity/dew points... no f'n way lol! Stay cool bro!

    • Joe O'Malley
      Joe O'Malley Month ago +5

      Yeah you could say that, but the humidity is what is rough on people in that region. Last time I looked Chicago had a dewpoint of 76 degrees, while I believe yours is 30 degrees.

    • Romeo Bradds
      Romeo Bradds Month ago +1


  • Moemuggy
    Moemuggy Month ago +8

    Floridians get this for 9 months a year.. y'all can deal with it for a month. wimps!

  • Eric Mundy
    Eric Mundy Month ago +4

    Could the high dew point have anything to do with all the rainfall and flooding. Maybe the evaporation.

    • Real News
      Real News Month ago

      That's what I was thinking.

  • kc0lif
    kc0lif Month ago +1

    people in George Washington's day didn't have ac wow. and no climate change people change people around equator get hot weather all the time.

  • Occonner Wilderness
    Occonner Wilderness Month ago +1

    It might be that Canada is full of snow n other northern states

  • Ronnie Baker
    Ronnie Baker Month ago +3

    It is much hotter and humid in North Georgia than Miami Beach in the summer

    • fwh79
      fwh79 Month ago +1

      @Scott Sloop You need to research "dew point". 100% humidity at a lower temperature is a lower volume of moisture content. A warmer air mass can contain more moisture than a cooler air mass. Percent of humidity is not accurate, which is why dew point is used.

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago

      Again with the silliness...100% humidity is as high as it goes

  • Ronnie Baker
    Ronnie Baker Month ago +17

    It's like the climate is changing and it's getting warmer. We should look into this

    • Fred
      Fred 24 days ago

      Ronnie Baker Omg do you really believe in that? What a naive person

    • Eric W
      Eric W Month ago +1

      Ronnie Baker , calls people morons, yet cites Wikipedia for empirical data on the matter??

    • Ronnie Baker
      Ronnie Baker Month ago

      Where did you morons get your degrees? Read or get someone to read this for you. Global warming is a result of climate change caused by emessions en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago +1

      It's called CLIMATE CHANGE... not global warming... for a reason. This is all on the schedule... given in 1979... based on 100,000 years of ice cores... WINTER IS COMING !

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago +3

      @Ronnie Baker he's right... not a theory!

  • Scott
    Scott Month ago +1

    Oh...disclaimer that lazer temp sensors only allowed on Highly spotted red light towers. :| They use red dot avoidance flight path, right.? Rigging that will not fail? to check NASA's. Need to save due to degree of extreme disruption of streams flows!

  • Mojokuku
    Mojokuku Month ago +4

    2:35 Majority of farmers do not use sprinkler irrigation in the midwest. We typically rely on rain...

    • Mojokuku
      Mojokuku Month ago +1

      @Scott Sloop A little too early too. Many farmers didn't have their fields planted and the wet ground delayed planting.

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago +1

      And last

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago +1

      Got a little too much this year

  • wesley rodgers
    wesley rodgers Month ago +11

    Watch out for heatstroke. Take care.

  • absentmindedprof
    absentmindedprof Month ago

    One up vote with no views? Very interesting!

    • James Warrior
      James Warrior Month ago

      @absentmindedprof e

    • Scott Sloop
      Scott Sloop Month ago +1

      Ooooh...so smug...of course to really impress upon us your intelligence, you should explain why (a few reasons actually)

    • absentmindedprof
      absentmindedprof Month ago

      @Junfa 12 Enlighten me, please.👍

    • Junfa 12
      Junfa 12 Month ago +1

      Do the research and you will see why this happens. When you comment without researching it makes you appear uneducated.