WHAT THE TEMPERATURE FEELS LIKE
We are currently having a heat wave in New Jersey. The temperatures in New Jersey are as high as 96 degrees. There are readers of this blog who will scoff at that temperature as a heat wave, as they endure temperatures far higher on a daily basis. However it is not the heat, it is the humidity.
Lately our weathermen have finally found a way to make everyone more miserable in the heat. They have found a way to create panic and fear in the northeast. In the winter the weathermen have long used the “Wind Chill Factor” to tell us how cold we really feel. Now in the summer we have the “Heat Humidity Index” to establish a summer “FEELS LIKE temperature.”
Today is an example of how ridiculous this new way to make everyone more miserable in a heat wave can be. Today’s temperature (actual temperature) is 93 degrees…BUT, with a humidity of 38% it FEELS LIKE 94!...REALLY…94? Yesterday it was 96 degrees and with a humidity of 52% it FELT LIKE 106 degrees!
BULL FRIGGIN CRAP!!
Listen up weather a-holes, in the northeast we commonly have humidity in the summer as high as 80%. I am used to summer humidity of 80%. When it is 93 degrees and humidity of 38% it does not feel like 94 degrees to me…to me it feels like 86 degrees. Yes, that’s right; the heat is not that bad. Instead of accurately reporting, “The temperature today is 93 degrees, but the good news is the humidity is only 38% so for most of us the temperature does not feel as hot as we would expect.”
The weather a-holes report,
“It is hot out there today folks, 93 degrees and with the Heat Humidity index it actually FEELS LIKE 94!!”
This is getting insane, and all for the purpose of making everyone get excited about the weather. STOP TELLING ME WHAT IT FEELS LIKE!!
I’m pretty sure in Las Vegas they don’t report, “It’s 108 degrees today, but with the humidity of 10% it feels like 109 degrees unless you are from New Jersey, then it FEELS LIKE 97 degrees, and with the wind relief factor it feels even better, maybe 95 degrees in gusts.”
Stop the nonsense!
Just report the temperature, the wind velocity and the humidity. Let us figure out what it FEELS LIKE.