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This is where the big, quantifiable difference between San Jose weather and Washington weather rears its head: right now, it is 104° in San Jose — very unusual heat, it rarely goes over 90 here. (The record for this day was 96°, in 1970.)

This is where the big, quantifiable difference between San Jose weather and Washington weather rears its head: right now, it is 104° in San Jose — very unusual heat, it rarely goes over 90 here. (The record for this day was 96°, in 1970.)
Back in DC, it hits 100 a few times each summer, and the humidity is usually about 99% on those days leaving everyone sweaty and exhausted and uncomfortable and bringing on charts to describe how hot it feels due to the humidity; it always feels hotter than it is.
Here? The humidity right now is 17%. It feels COOLER than it actually is.
I walked into my house — where I closed all the blinds and opened some windows in anticipation of the heat — and was amazed at how cool it felt. But according to the thermostat, it’s 89° inside the house. I turned on a fan and I really don’t feel the need to turn on the air conditioning; something that I would have done at 78° back in DC.

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