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What is The Wind Chill Factor?

From: The humble Farmer
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My friend Tony says that it was 28 below in Portland, Maine this morning but that was probably after factoring in several variables.

If you’ve ever watched the weather report on TV you know what I’m talking about. The temperature outside might be 15 degrees. When I was a kid, they’d let it go at that. But now, for some reason that I don’t understand, they try to make it sound worse by adding in a thing they call the wind chill factor. So now they’ll say, “It’s 15 degrees outside, but when you figure in the wind chill factor, it’s 10 below.” And then they’ll explain that 10 below is very, very cold, and that you should not go out unless you cover your hands and your face.

Notice that they don’t say anything about covering your head or ears. They know that unless your IQ is higher than 140 or lower than 80, you wouldn’t be seen dead wearing a hat even in the coldest weather. Of course,...
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