It looks like we are going back into an extended dry period, as the flow across the Great Basin stabilizes and the ridge of high pressure strengthens. Temperatures will slowly climb from the low 90s Thursday into the upper 90s by the end of the weekend, and will stay there through at least halfway into the next. Winds will be generally mild in the mornings, and we can expect a typical afternoon Washoe Zephyr breeze in the afternoons.
Cam asked the following question: Mike, we’ve had some single-digit humidity levels before (my very dry hands can attest to it, along with your nightly reports on Channel 2). Is it possible to reach 0% humidity?
The answer to that depends on whether you are speaking theoretically or practically. Theoretically speaking, the answer is yes. But from a practical standpoint, you’ll never see it.
Let’s start with theory. If you go into the laboratory, take a sample of air, and physically remove every molecule of water vapor (either by chemical or physical means), then you would be left with air that is by definition 100% unsaturated… or in other words, has a relative humidity of 0%.
But we live in the real world…more tomorrow.