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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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The NWS issued wind-chill advisories and warnings for more than 10 states, from North Dakota and to East Coast metropolitan centers.
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. This is caused when the wind takes away some of the heat under your skin that usually radiates heat due to blood and underlying tissue.
"Looking ahead at the forecast, we are due -3C tonight, -4/5C Christmas Eve into Christmas Day and Christmas evening into Boxing Day is forecast to be -6C, with an estimated wind-chill factor of -9C.
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.
With wind-chill temperatures plunging to -20C medics warned people that exposed skin could suffer frostbite within 15 minutes.
Lows in the single digits to below-zero temperatures with wind-chill factors were predicted for Central Massachusetts as well.
"This is where trees could really contribute - reducing wind-chill in the winter and creating shade in the summer."
"The wind-chill factor this morning was measured at minus 6.5C.
Wind-chill could bring overnight temperatures of -18C in the North.
Then it got very cold, 40 below with the wind-chill factor.
Welcoming the review of the government's central heating scheme, Nationalist Allan said wind-chill was a major factor, along with the ageing population and the unavailability of mains gas in most areas.
On the worst days, Pete has encountered temperatures with a wind-chill factor of -32C and snow drifts two metres deep.