Monday, January 13, 2014

Shocker: Colorado Springs one of the driest cities

Posted By on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM

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  • Dry-ville(s) USA.
A press release pimping Vicks Moisture Map says that Environmental Health & Engineering has used weather and geographical data, among other sources, to calculate the driest cities in the country, and Colorado Springs is in second place, with Denver in third.

And while it might be a dry heat around here — or cold, whatever — those circumstances are likely the path to Flu City.

"Experts believe the flu season may spike in winter months due to low humidity levels,” says Dr. Ted Myatt, with EH&E, in the release. “New scientific research indicates keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 40 to 60% can decrease influenza survival in the air and on countertops, doorknobs, and other surfaces. ..."

With that in mind, here are your driest-city, um, winners:

1. Albuquerque, NM
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. Denver, CO
4. Las Vegas, NV
5. Phoenix, AZ
6. Tucson, AZ
7. Minneapolis, MN
8. Salt Lake City, UT
9. Ogden, UT
10. Madison, WI

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