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The dew point doesn’t seem to get enough attention. It’s a true indicator of comfort. Is there a record high? If so, what date? Lately, we’ve had 79 or higher.

Matt Elwell, 6News chief meteorologist, provides this answer: Lawrence records for dew point don’t go back extremely far, but we have a record high dew point of 82.4 degrees on five occasions going back to midnight on June 28, 1998. We also had that dew point reading at: • 1 a.m. July 21, 2003. • 11 p.m. July 11, 2007. • Midnight July 11, 2007. • 1 a.m. July 12, 2007. It is common for the highest dew point readings to come in the middle of the night because the temperature is dropping and the low-level atmospheric mixing is at a minimum.


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