• That's where the cloudy, rainy, windy part comes in. High wind will make you cold. Full sun will feel warmer. Humidity will intensify either extreme. In the summer, they usually report a heat index.
    • Je'sean
      But it can be rainy and cloudy on any season
  • "60°F can be cold in the fall and warm in the spring in some places." In the autumn, you are used to it being hot (late summer), so 60°F feels cold (because heat is being drawn out). But, in the spring, you are used to it being cold (late winter), so the same temperature feels hot (because heat is being drawn in) . But, ultimately, 60°F "cold" is the same level of thermodynamic equilibrium as 60°F "hot," because "temperature" is a measurement of just that. In the old days, people used to measure temperature with both wet and dry bulbs. The wet bulb would give a sort of humidity-correct temperature. So, if it's 80°F (dry bulb) and the wet bulb says 65°F, you know that water is readily evaporating, so it will feel cooler. You can also look at the wind speed to get an idea of whether it will feel cool at 60°F and 24 mph or mild at 60°F and 1 mph wind.

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