Yeah! LOL. I still remember talking about the "Feels Like" temp in my
physics class in 1973.
"Feels Like" to who?
The weather guys need a legend to go with "feels like". And there
should be a number of feels like temps. What if you are 50 lbs over
weight? 100 lbs? Underweight? Wearing dark long sleeve clothing?
Feels Like is just an uneducated miscommunication of what they are
actually trying to say.
Same goes for wind chill.
All of these glamorous exaggerated numbers are the perceived effect of
how a particular person, not the population, might react to a particular
temp, humidity, and or wind speed.
The temperature is simply not any different than actual regardless of
what the feels like temp is.
While I am at it, "x" degrees above or below normal. BS!
Normal is always a moving target.
They should be saying "x" degrees above or below "average".
Sure, but they don't say "everyone will be comfortable tomorrow". You
know that a dry 90 is fine but a 90F with a RF of 110 is not. Someone
else may feel otherwise. Both of you have the information to decide
whether to wear a coat tomorrow. ;-)
Too much information for the TeeVee. That information is found easily
enough, if you care.
Some people are stupid. Is that shocking, given the state of public
schools (and government in general)?
You will die, if exposed, long before 32F (real temp). Wind will make
if happen faster.
*snip and trim, I hope I got the attributions right.*
*snip & trim*
I gave up on getting the weather from the TV years ago. I either take a
look at the thermometer before I go out or the intensity of the daylight
coming through the window. (Sometimes both.)
If I want a better forecast, I get it from the computer. It takes less
time to boot the computer and load the forecast page than it does to wait
through the 3-4 minute news segment for them to finally mention my area.
I think it's an inherent problem with video--too easy to fill time with
nothing so they do.
Aye. Good work, if you can stick to it. But then you see all kind of
things being done that you could damned well do better.
I do mostly stay off ladders these days. Although I spent an hour on one
yesterday, re-attaching crown to a cabinet run that the painters had
pulled off attaching their plastic barrier.
(Punchlists always contains items some unknown sub caused, with never
anyone around to blame ... like someone dropping a hammer on a newly
installed tile floor.)
Bigger the job the more apt to happen. :(
Only two things you won't catch me doing on a job site:
Plumbing, and HVAC.
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