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What is Wind Chill?

Why is it that we feel colder when the wind is blowing than when the wind is calm? What does it mean when the local weatherman gives the daily high along with the wind chill? How is the wind chill determined?

Author(s):

Peter Kiefer

Date Accepted: 2002-01-18 Grade Group: Middle School (6-8) Benchmarks: M3.3.5 M8.3.1 M8.3.3 S11.3.1 S11.3.4 S11.3.5 Keywords: wind chill heat transfer hypothermia computation exponents cold weather weather winter energy transfer frostbite Microsoft Word: 10_31_01_2.docx PDF Document: 10_31_01_2.pdf