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Saturday May 28th, 2016 8:04AM

How dry was it?

By Ken Stanford Reporter
PEACHTREE CITY - Did you or someone you know have difficulty breathing, have a sore throat or nasal passages Friday?

If so, the culprit might not have been a "bug" you picked up at a Thanksgiving gathering or while Black Friday shopping.

The National Weather Service (NWS) says the outdoor humidity in some places in North Georgia, including Gainesville, dropped to 10-15 percent Friday afternoon (15 percent at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville), and that could have been the reason for an increase in such health-related symptoms.

NWS experts say if you don't own a humidifier, the indoor humidity was even lower. For instance, the dew point temperature (a measure of the amount of moisture in the air) in Peachtree City at 4:00 Friday afternoon was seven degrees. If you heat that air up to 70 degrees, the relative humidity drops to eight percent.

Click on the link below if you want to calculate the indoor humidity where you live.
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