How crazy it is that Rush Limbaugh was giving props to WJXT TV-4’s God of weather George Winterling.

Well we all know that Rush just runs his mouth and blows more hot air than a hair dryer…. well he made mention on his radio show that the heat index was “manufactured by the government” to explain what it feels like when the humidity is added to the temperature.  Later in the show Limbaugh admitted he did a little research and learned the heat index “was developed in 1978 by a guy named George Winterling.”

The true story is that jacksonville’s very own George Winterling said he remembers how mid-summer humidity made everything feel sticky and a lot hotter. So he came up with “humiture,” adding a temperature equivalent moisture factor to the summer readings.  The next year the Weather Service adopted it as the summer counterpart of the wind-chill factor, calling it the heat index.

That is why George is the weather GOD!!!!!  Check out his hurricane blog at