What Is The Most Humid City In The U.S.?

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By By Steve Pool

SEATTLE - If you've ever been along the Gulf Coast, you'd probably swear any of those cities would be king of the humidity -- especially on days where it seems you can cut the air with a knife.

However, believe it or not, we have the humidity champ right in our own backyard. Forks, Washington takes the crown for most humid city, averaging 83 percent. Olympia is right behind with an average 78 percent. Then, more logical answers like Port Arthur, Texas (77.5%) and Lake Charles, Louisiana (77%) dot the list.

Why don't we notice it as much? Our dew points (the temperature at which air saturates) are much lower here. Humidity doesn't start to feel uncomfortable until dew points reach over 60 degrees. Around here, they're typically in the 35-50 degree range. Along the Gulf Coast, they're typically between 60 and 70 degrees.

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