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Tyler Liebnau The Wind Chill Factor What Is It? Temperature is an expression of heat energy. Temperature alone will not tell you how cold you’ll feel when you go outside and the wind is blowing! The wind chill reported by your local weather forecaster feels colder than the temperature reading on a thermometer. Wind chill is not an actual temperature. It is an attempt to measure the effect of the combination of low temperature and wind on humans or animals. When there is a combination of wind and temperature, you feel colder than if there is no wind at all. If it is 35° F outside and the wind is blowing at 25 miles per hour, the wind chill factor causes you to
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Unformatted text preview: feel as though it is 8 F. In other words, your body loses heat as though it is 8 outside. However, no matter what the wind chill, an object will not get colder than the actual temperature. So when forecasters say the wind chill is 8, they are not saying that a chilled object is cooled to 8. Why Care? The lower the wind-chill, the more quickly you could develop frostbite or hypothermia. Wear proper clothing when you are out in extreme weather, and check regularly for damp areas on your clothing from snow, rain, or even perspiration....
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