Rush Limbaugh mocks 'feels like' heat index temperatures 

"Even Drudge is getting sucked into this," noted a baffled Rush Limbaugh yesterday on his radio show as he examined trending news stories featuring inflated triple digit temperatures based on heat index.

I figure, well, if it's gonna hit 116 degrees in Washington they certainly will have the news.  And, lo and behold, they did.  Here's the headline:  "Shock Forecast:  NOAA Predicts Heat Index of 116 in Washington Friday."  Not temperature.  So the arbitrary, "You're gonna feel like it's 116," but let me ask you, how many of you were anywhere where it was 116 in the last few years, months, to know what 116 feels like? 

Limbaugh went on to refer to 'heat wave' stories' during the 70s and 80s, suggesting that nothing had changed regarding the weather.

Why not just report the temperature of what it's gonna be?  It's gonna be 100 degrees, it's gonna be 103.  That happens every summer in Washington.  And now it's gonna be 116!  It's gonna be deadly hot, unprecedented heat, 116 heat index.  More manipulation.  You wait.  What's predictably to follow here?  Global warming stories.

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