I told the SBW that I was issuing a Dick Heat Advisory and that it may only be 4 inches, but it would feel like 9.We have "first alert" days on the NBC station in the QCA. lol We also get the "it's 20 degrees, feels like 15. BS, it feels like 20".
I always thought a 15 degree day in Iowa felt colder than 0 or -5 day in North Dakota. I do think humidity must play some role in how cold is perceived.I cannot discount this.
I lived through the Polar Vortex event when it hit Chicago 2 years ago when the air temperature hit -28, and the wind chill hit -60. But, it was a "dry cold". tic
Given that, I lived in Tallahassee during the winters of 1987-1989 and still think some of the coldest "feeling" temperatures I have ever encountered was when it was in the mid-20's in TLH and there was a lot of humidity coming off the Gulf. That was bone chilling, especially out at the airport where I was working and there would be a breeze blowing due to the openness of the area. I actually saw a dusting of snow in TLH one of the winters I lived there.
I don't know. Maybe I just needed a long sleeve sweatshirt back then. vbg