Tropical dew points create heat indices in the 100s

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

Dew points in the tropical Amazon Rain Forest can be lower than what the Benson area experienced this past weekend.

With the high reaching 91 last Friday, and dew point at a steamy 77 degrees, the combination of moisture in the atmosphere and hot temperatures made it feel like it was 104 degrees outside. There was no relief from the sweltering heat Saturday.

Dew points stayed in the 70s throughout the night last Friday into Saturday morning, and began rising as the day heated up.

Excessive heat advisories were issued for both Friday and Saturday, warning people of the dangerous conditions created by high heat and tropical dew points...


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