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.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
San Antonio, TX (2000)
A high temperature of 45 degrees (the average high on this date is 84 degrees).
New England (1804)
Extraordinary "Snow Hurricane" - snow mixed with heavy rains from Washington, D.C. on north - heavy snow in interior New England. Up to 2 feet in Green Mountains of Vermont.
A few snow flakes in Philadelphia, PA (trace). Also a trace of snow in Baltimore, MD.