Now that we’re on the downhill side of November, we’re going to be hearing a lot about wind chill for the next several months. The wind chill is what it feels like outside, factoring in the temperature and the wind speed. Here’s a handy wind chill calculator, courtesy of the National Weather Service.
The weather service tinkered with the wind chill formula a few years ago to more accurately reflect conditions closer to ground level. I doubt I could explain it very well, but I’m not sure many people would care much about the distinctions.
I just know that whenever I hear the term “wind chill,” that tells me it’s going to be cold.