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7 January 2015
Wind Chill Is NOT How Cold It Feels, But Bundle Up Anyway!
With wind chills almost certainly reaching -30 or lower across the Eastern U.S. tonight, I thought you might be interested in some information about what it does and does not measure. First of all, water will not freeze at 33 degrees, no matter how hard the wind blows, and the wind chill is NOT “how cold it feels”. What it does measure is the rate of heat loss due to …