The weather conditions being reported have not been changed in the new version. 

The temperature recorded and reported by the National Weather Service is always the air temperature, and any resulting "wind chill effect" is reported in Storm Shield as a "Feels Like" temperature.


According to the National Weather Service, participants in the Cooperative Observer Program should site their weather stations such that:

  • Air temperature is measured around five feet above the ground. 
  • A level, open clearing is desirable so that the thermometer receives adequate ventilation by air flow. 
  • The sensor should be at least 100 feet from any paved or concrete surface
  • At least four times the height away from any obstruction.

To learn more about "wind chill effect", there is a good explanation (and calculated charts) at this National Weather Service website.