How can humidity affect air temperature?

Humidity can cause the temperature to feel warmer than it really is. Humidity can be harmful if the humidity level and the temperature are high. For example, if the temperature outside is 92 degrees F and the relative humidity level is 65 percent, then the temperature outside will feel like 103 degrees F.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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