Question: What is the muggy meter based on?

Answer: The muggy meter graphic we show is based on the dewpoint. Dewpoint is measured in Fahrenheit and is a measure of how much moisture is present in the air.

The relative humidity is another way to measure muggy levels but is temperature-dependent. Dew point is not dependent on temperature.

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