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February 15, 2007|By FRANK ROYLANCE | FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger

The temperatures in New Mexico were in the 30s and 40s recently when Dennis Ferguson was visiting. But somehow those temperatures didn't feel as cold out there as they do back home in Easton. "Could this be the difference in humidity? Altitude?" he asks. I'd say humidity and latitude. Damp air feels colder because moisture conducts heat away from our skin more easily. New Mexico is also farther south than Maryland, so sun angles are higher, delivering more solar heat per square inch of skin.

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