We had very little humidity in Summer '12...and were down 21"+ compared to avg precip. This includes a very snowy Winter (Jan & Feb) in the total. I thought '11 was bad/dry...and '12 made '11 look like a walk in the park. Currently quite dry now again here, but not even close to last year. I wear my Wolfsnout nearly 100% of the time. It actually feels funny not wearing it. No more nose tickling stuff going up in there. I bought 2 and rotate them throughout the day. Easy to wash. Very comfortable and seemingly durable.