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    Default OMG... We have dew in the desert. LOL



    We "never" have dew in the desert. Well, we have some this morning.

    Over the past week, we've had our first rain since September (when we got almost an inch). This week, I've had cloudy skies and a total rainfall of 0.65 inches in four days. The normal low humidity has been temporarily replaced by numbers in the 85% range all week. We feel like we're walking underwater.

    I went out to the gazebo for coffee this morning at 0315, and there was DEW on my scope cover... very unusual here.

    Temperature was 51 deg F, and the humidity was 89%.

    Oh well, we'll be back to normal by next week.

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    Default Re: OMG... We have dew in the desert. LOL

    We had the same thing going on down here, in Tucson. I set up my 102mm and went inside to watch, "Peter Pan". When I came back out, everything was dripping wet! Luckily, I had covered all my glass before I came inside.

    Very strange. Only the third time my viewing has been interrupted by dew.
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    Default Re: OMG... We have dew in the desert. LOL

    Hi John, when it rains here in the desert of Atacama we get the " Florid desert",

    Look at this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ldfcyv4eLI


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    Default Re: OMG... We have dew in the desert. LOL

    Hi John. Last weekend, we had lots of rain and humidity here in Florida. The daytime temperatures would vary from the 50's to the 70's, so we had dew and water on our house windows, as well as our car and truck windows. It has finally stabilized and warmed up here this week, so no more dew (at least for awhile).
    @green12 - Axel, those are great pictures in this video, of the "desert flowers" after the rains. Thanks for posting this up for us to enjoy.
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    Default Re: OMG... We have dew in the desert. LOL

    Nothing but rain and clouds for as long as I can remember, with some dew thrown in for good measure. Last night it was 2/3 cloudy, but there was so much humidity in the air it caused a large ring around the almost full moon. There is speculation this year that there is an el Nino forming due to the warming waters of the Pacific, and that leads to rain, rain, and more rain. Oh well, it has to clear up eventually.
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