It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

Deodorant manufacturer Old Spice has declared Richmond to be the 36th “sweatiest” city among the 100 largest in the United States. Washington, D.C., follows at 39, Norfolk at 42 and Virginia Beach at 44. The ranking is based on a composite of average average temperatures and humidity, presumably from the year before.

Among Virginia’s largest cities, Roanoke was clearly the place to spend the summer last year. Roanoke ranked 63. (Bristol, Tenn., across the state line from Bristol, Va., ranked 66.)

Temperatures in Richmond have been surprisingly moderate, even comfortable, so far this June. With the General Assembly winding up its budget negotiations and heading home, the periodic blasts of hot air from the state Capitol should diminish, and temperatures abate even more.


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One response to “It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity”

  1. Ray Hyde Avatar
    Ray Hyde

    Yep, the weather and the General Assembly: everybody talks about it and nobody does anything.

    Reminds me of the hand dryer I saw with graffitti on it: For a message from your senator, push button.

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