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heat index

Public health A measure of the effect of combined elements–heat & humidity–on the body. See Heat-related death.
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The heat index combines the temperature and humidity to show how hot it feels outside.
Meteorologically speaking, this is the heat index. The heat index, similar to windchill in the winter, establishes an apparent temperature by comparing either temperature/relative humidity (see heat index chart) or temperature/dew point.
"It was hot-the heat index was over 110 degrees on the steel deck, but we had two gangs that worked from 7 a.m.
The Model HW30 Humidity/Thermometer Stopwatch, in addition to measuring temperature and relative humidity, also calculates and displays heat index. It provides stopwatch timing to 1/100th of a second.
WHEREAS, urban forests are essential to improving ecological services that include providing natural habitat for floral and fauna, controlling sedimentation and water runoff from nonpoint sources, mitigating carbon sequestration to improve air quality and conserving energy by reducing the urban heat index; and
The livestock heat index is different from the heat index reported on local weather reports.
Almost 7 years ago, the people of Chicago awoke to a day that would see temperatures sore to 106[degrees]F--the heat index peaked at 126[degrees].
The heat index will approach 110[degrees] from Oklahoma City to Dallas, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Little Rock, and points in between.
The authors of the study also pointed out that current guidelines for this device is poorly based on heat index and not on the actual temperature.
On Thursday, PAGASA recorded the highest heat index of 46.8 degrees Celsius ([degrees]C) at their monitoring station in Dagupan City, Pangasinan.
The heat index in Virac town in Catanduanes soared to 52.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday afternoon, the highest so far this year.