Living in Louisiana, we all know that the dog days of summer are the worst! From high temperatures and humidity to triple-digit heat indexes. Summers in South Louisiana can get brutally hot. This Louisiana city has been named the most-humid city in the entire United States.

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WHAT ACTUALLY IS HUMIDITY?

Humidity is, in general, a measure of water vapor in the air. Meteorologists typically describe water vapor in the atmosphere in two different ways: absolute humidity and relative humidity. Dew point is an absolute measure and helps us understand how muggy and humid it feels outside.

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It has been exceedingly hot and humid here in Southwest Louisiana for several weeks, and I began to wonder which city is the most humid in the entire United States. The response may or may not surprise you.

According to research by Today's Homeowner, the Southern United States makes up well more than three-quarters of the country's most humid cities.

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LEAST HUMID CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

  • Las Vegas, NV (36% humidity)
  • Bishop, CA (38% humidity)
  • Phoenix, AZ (46% humidity)
  • Tucson, AZ (47% humidity)
  • El Paso, TX (50% humidity)
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MOST HUMID CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES

  • Lake Charles, LA (90% humidity)
  • Jackson, MS (90% humidity)
  • Meridian, MS (90% humidity)
  • Brownsville, TX (90% humidity)
  • Port Arthur, TX (90% humidity)

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