Weather Tidbits: Wind Chill & Our Bodies

This Weather Tidbits explains how the wind chill affects our bodies. The 1st thing to understand is that our bodies lose heat through convection. When the outside temperature is 20°, with little to no wind; a layer of that heat remains to help us stay warmer so it will feel at or near the outside temperature of 20°. However when it’s windy say at 20 mph, the moving air breaks up the insulating warm layer. This helps to speed up heat loss, making it feel colder with a feel like or wind chill temperature of 4 degrees.

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