AccuWeather's exclusive RealFeel Temperature® combines more than a dozen factors to provide an accurate measure of how representative the current or forecast weather conditions really "feel" to an appropriately dressed person.
In contrast, other indices such as "Feels Like" simply report either the Wind-Chill Index or the Heat Index, depending upon the temperature. Thus they only consider two weather factors: temperature and either wind speed or humidity.
The forecast may call for a high of 36 degrees, but contributing factors, such as wind chill, can make it feel like it's only 28.
To see the superiority of The RealFeel Temperature, consider two examples:
1. In the summertime, Feels Like and indices other than AccuWeather's exclusive RealFeel Temperature use only temperature and humidity, thereby ignoring sunshine, wind speed, precipitation, and the other factors that affect how we feel. We all know from our experience how inaccurate that can be. We recognize that it feels much hotter with no wind and a searing summer midday sun than it does with a 20 mile per hour gusty breeze and thick clouds. Only AccuWeather's exclusive RealFeel Temperature reflects this difference.
2. In the wintertime, Feels Like and indices other than AccuWeather's exclusive RealFeel Temperature use only temperature and wind speed - nothing else is included in their calculation. We all know from our experience how inaccurate that can be. We recognize that it feels much colder with heavy snow and gusty winds than it does standing under a bright winter noontime sun with no wind at all. Only AccuWeather's exclusive RealFeel Temperature reflects this difference.
And, as The RealFeel Temperature is protected by two patents which ensure that no other index can include temperature and more than one other factor, it is the only index which can provide an accurate measure of how the weather really feels.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
Sandra is weakening and no longer a major hurricane but remains on track to make landfall in western Mexico with flooding rainfall on Saturday.
Heavy thunderstorms will continue to shift northward across central South America with the greatest threat for flooding focusing on northeastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Saturday morning.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential for significant flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
New England Coast (1898)
Famous "Portland" storm formed off Cape Cod with loss of 200 lives. Many others were lost to the raging sea in 50 small vessels. A total of 27 inches of snow in New London, CT; 15 inches at Waterbury, CT. Peak wind was 72 mph in Boston. Boston received more than a foot of snow.
Second heavy snowfall in three days hits the region with 12 inches on the ground in NJ; 14 inches in NY; greatest November snow in New England since 1898.
Nation devastated by terrible floods -- 400 people killed.