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wind-chill

(wɪnd-)
n
(Physical Geography)
a. the serious chilling effect of wind and low temperature: it is measured on a scale that runs from hot to fatal to life and allows for varying combinations of air temperature and wind speed
b. (as modifier): wind-chill factor.
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According to the Scientific American, wind-chill is a number that is mathematically derived and approximates how cold your skin feels and not how cold it actually is.
Sheep use substantial energy just staying warm, and lose a lot of heat when it's cool, especially when there's a wind-chill.
Lows in the single digits to below-zero temperatures with wind-chill factors were predicted for Central Massachusetts as well.
Temperatures have been in the single digits and wind-chill factors below zero, making life difficult for commuters as they rush to get to work.
The wind-chill factor this morning was measured at minus 6.
Wind-chill could bring overnight temperatures of -18C in the North.
On the worst days, Pete has encountered temperatures with a wind-chill factor of -32C and snow drifts two metres deep.
Even to the point of turning minuscule women into human Clydesdales, wearing behemoth faux-fur boots rated for a nasty wind-chill factor in Antarctica.
The temperature is a relatively balmy minus 21, but when you account for the wind-chill factor, it feels about minus 40.
Although coastal areas were warmer yesterday and last night, a vicious wind-chill is set to send temperatures across the region plummeting today, according to the Met Office in Cardiff.
Scotland's Louise Scott and American Tom Ferrel provide the biggest threat to the Scandinavian over a course where temperatures can fall to the equivalent of -50infinityC with the wind-chill factor.
We're speaking, of course, of the wind-chill factor, and the perverse thrill to be had upon hearing it announced over the airwaves.