Re: Waking up covered in dew

Hob (
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 19:32:41 -0700

Nick Maclaren wrote:

> Um. Not quite. Dew forms quite effectively on naked skin if the
> dew point is below the skin temperature, and I have had dew on my
> skin in the UK. If you go around naked or near-naked in cold
> conditions, your skin temperature is likely to be under 50 degrees
> Fahrenheit (and quite likely under 40).
> Pardon my intrusion, but why are you concerned about dew and even
hypothermia? I thought all of this was supposed to be happening in a
tropical semi-arid African savanna.