### Author Topic: "Feels like"  (Read 583 times)

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#### WXman

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##### "Feels like"
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:42:59 PM »
Last night my color console showed ambient = 19, wind chill = 20, feels like = 12.

How can the wind chill be higher than ambient, on a January night with a breeze?

How is the "feels like" temp calculated?  Proprietary formula I suppose?  It seems WAY different from wind chill most of the time.
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#### CW2274

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 09:49:24 PM »
feels like = 12.
Didn't even know there was such a calc. All I have is wind chill and heat index.

#### Mirwin275

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 11:04:38 PM »
Last night my color console showed ambient = 19, wind chill = 20, feels like = 12.

How can the wind chill be higher than ambient, on a January night with a breeze?

How is the "feels like" temp calculated?  Proprietary formula I suppose?  It seems WAY different from wind chill most of the time.

Here are a couple links that may be helpful. I just did a quick search:

www.weather.gov/epz/wxcalc_windchill
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 11:06:13 PM by Mirwin275 »

#### daman

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 10:43:54 AM »
Last night my color console showed ambient = 19, wind chill = 20, feels like = 12.

How can the wind chill be higher than ambient, on a January night with a breeze?

How is the "feels like" temp calculated?  Proprietary formula I suppose?  It seems WAY different from wind chill most of the time.

the display takes in a few different variables from the 5n1 or Atlas then makes a determination for "feels like" I was just reading about this a week ago.

My w/c and f/l are never the same.
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#### WXman

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 10:36:21 AM »
Thanks guys.  So far in this arctic blast we're having, the 5-n-1 is performing very well.  Whatever was going on with the wind chill reading has since corrected itself.
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#### Victoria

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 11:43:08 AM »
Even though it's sorted itself out, I'd like to check into this a little more on our end. Could you please tell me what color console model you're referring to? Thanks!

#### WXman

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2019, 01:31:42 PM »
I have this one.

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#### WXman

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2019, 10:26:44 AM »
Even though it's sorted itself out, I'd like to check into this a little more on our end. Could you please tell me what color console model you're referring to? Thanks!

But if you want more info on it I can get that for you.
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#### Victoria

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##### Re: "Feels like"
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 11:28:04 AM »
Even though it's sorted itself out, I'd like to check into this a little more on our end. Could you please tell me what color console model you're referring to? Thanks!

But if you want more info on it I can get that for you.

No need (unless it happens again), that tells me what I need to know. Thank you!