Its 98 degrees here in the Big Apple, Queens actually, So what is everyone doing to keep cool today?
rtaylor61 said:I'd have to come visit to cool off! According to weather.com, it is 105 F. here in SLC today.
NMMB said:I'm curious,
Is it "normal" for US weather to be reported in terms of "feels like" conditions (i.e. Humidex in the summer and wind-chill in the winter), or is this a Canada-only thing?
jmhAZ said:We call it a heat index but yes, we do that here also. One needs to take it with a grain of salt though. The point is to approximate how much more uncomfortable it is when humidity enters the picture. In reality the dew point is a better indicator IMO. If it is 80 degrees outside with 80% humidity but dewpoint is 40 degrees (like in the morning) it isn't really that bad. However, 80 degrees with 80% humidity and a dewpoint of 75 degrees (like in the afternoon) is death.
NMMB said:Well, if people are reporting "feels like" temps (I think that "humidex" and "heat index" are actually the same thing) that tells me one thing... it is freakin' hot here in my part of the great white north today. Sounds to me like I should head to Florida, California, Arizona (or some other "warm" state) to feel a little cooler today.
As for "humidex"/"heat index", well, some days I think that this is a load of crap... but on days like today I understand how a "feels like" index can be useful (especially when it has been like this for a few days now).