...are NOT dry. Not completely, anyway. There is pretty close to a full-blown monsoon storm blowing up outside, and it's kicked the humidity up to around 20%. Which may sound pretty wimpy, but bear in mind it was 110F today, with a dewpoint of 50 degrees. Thus comes the monsoon. It's been so dry here that the few drops of rain at the airport (where official weather readings are taken) caused them to break in with the news.