(from Jacksonville.com) – Rush Limbaugh got it wrong.
And it was at the expense of the grand master of Jacksonville meteorologists, WJXT TV-4’s George Winterling, who has been broadcasting the weather for the news station for almost 50 years.
Limbaugh initially stated during his Wednesday 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, according to his website. He corrected the claim later, saying Winterling came up with the heat index in 1978.
Winterling, who began studying meteorology in 1950 when he joined the U.S. Air Force, said he heard about the gaffe from classmates who listened to Limbaugh’s broadcast. He chuckled a bit as he said that the longtime radio talk-show host, heard locally on WOKV AM-690, throws a lot of stuff out there….Cont….