that is a distinction without a difference.Not is, feels.
if it was 5 degrees but everyone had to wear shorts and even then 'feel' hot, or if it was 200 degrees but everyone needed winter jackets and still would feel cold, what are the numbers? they ONLY in the warm/cold test matter with the rest of the information... they can be part of the answer. they can be a way to try to get more informaation... but they also can be used to truely mislead.
but you can give them more information... it just requires you NOT to stop at the 1 number scale.That's the difference. You can universally measure what the temperature is but you can't universally measure* how that temperature feels to everyone who is experiencing it.
ding ding ding... you are starting to get the point... and to bring it back to the topic, like sales numbers, the number on this scale can be PART of an answer if given context.* - though you can get a bit closer via factoring in windspeed, cloud cover, humidity and various other things to get a "feels like" temperature, which is what these weather channels try to do.
and nobody has suggested otherwise...This still doesn't tell you what each individual person or creature out there actually feels, though, as two people can perceive and-or react to the same thing - in this case, the weather conditions - very differently.