- What is The RealFeel Temperature?
The RealFeel Temperature is an index that describes what
the temperature really feels like. It is a unique composite of the
effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness,
precipitation and elevation on the human body--everything that affects
how warm or cold a person feels.
Temperature by itself gives only part of the picture. Other measures,
like the Wind Chill or Heat Index, include temperature and only
one additional element like wind speed or humidity and many are
designed to measure effects on an inanimate object or an unclothed
person. None of them tell what it really feels like to an appropriately
dressed person. Only The RealFeel Temperature includes everything that
affects how warm or cold a person feels.
- Give me an example of The RealFeel Temperature
For example, on a steamy July day without a breath of wind, with the
noon sun beating down, the official temperature (which is measured in
the shade) may be 92 degrees. But when you stand outside in the
scorching sun, it may feel like 118 degrees. In contrast, when
the official temperature is 92 degrees with a nice breeze blowing
and low humidity, with bright sunshine but late in the day so the
sun intensity is not as strong, it may feel like 86 degrees.
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