More about humidity!
I'm the one in Baltimore with no humidifier.
I finally got a humidity gauge, digital, and it started out at 66F and
It varied a trifle and then i took it upstairs, where after a few
hours it is up to 70F and Lo% Lo means it's lower than 20. But I'll
bet not much**
. (It reads only from 20 to 90%.)
I had found a really nice gauge/thermometer, with max and min even, on
Amazon, Cheney brand, for 13 dollars and eligible for free plus-$25
shipping. But a couple days later it was listed as out of stock.
Other places were more expensive. A couple days after that, it wasn't
listed as available from Amazon at all, only other places, and a
couple days after that they were up to 26 dollars with shipping. Too
much for me.
Today I was at Harbor Freight and they had one for 10 dollars, 4x4",
bigger than I wanted (The Cheney is 2 1/2 x 3) but with all the same
features, including min/max, F/C, a clock and alarm clock, and
measures temp in tenths of a degree, although it only claims one
degree of accuracy. You should note that when I had done
google-shopping, the model didn't show up at all by any vendor, still
doesn't, and when I googled, if it was there it was so far down I
didn't see it. Searching in Harborfreight.com doesn't' find it under
humidity gauge but does under hygrometer!
So far, 8 hours, it seems to work.
Went back to google shopping and looked for hygrometer. Found the one
I originally wanted cheaper but out of stock at 2 places. :)
And some more expensive fancier ones, like
a blue inexpensive one
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
but still found no place that sold one I just got at HarborFreight.
Even google-shopping on one stop gardens hygrometer didn't find
it, and googling on one stop gardens hygrometer got only one hit,
the harborfreight page above, quoting the reviews, which you might
want to read, especially about the "salt calibration test", and the
third review where the person didn't know what a "time stamp" is.
For example http://www.cubanmadecigars.com/howdoicamyhy.html
But it seems you can tell how humid it is by the way your cigar
smokes. Most of the pages on the salt cal. test are from cigar
companies. This website is BETTER:
(BTW I think the mere fact that it's a little hotter here means the
% RH would go down a trifle even with the same humidity, since warm
air would hold more humidity if it were available.)